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Union of European practitioners in intellectual property

The contribution of the prestigious European Intellectual Property Organization (UNION), which integrates some of the leading European experts in this field, was published on the 3d December for the discussion of a patent law issue submitted to the European Boards of Appeal of Patents.

Lisbon Annual Report: Riding the wave

For VdA’s executive group partner, “law firms are under pressure to provide a top quality service, more efficiently”. The article analyses the portuguese market on business advocacy, after consulting some lawyers of the best portuguese law firms. The biggest law firm in Portugal are experiencing substantial growth, but managing partners are well aware that a downturn in […]

Portugal: Patent litigation law review

By António Andrade, Marta Alves Vieira The Portuguese patent litigation system has some particularities that make it a rather unique system. In Portugal, patent litigation generally takes place before the Intellectual Property Court (the Court). This specialised state court, with jurisdiction at a national level, has been operating in Portugal since 30 March 2012 and is […]

Can commonhold be reinvigorated?

By Michael Callaghan and Melissa Barker The Law Commission has issued a substantial consultation seeking to improve the manner in which the commonhold system operates and to persuade existing leaseholders to move to a commonhold structure. Background Commonhold is an alternative to long leasehold ownership of property. Instead of a landlord and a number of tenants, […]

In what circumstances can additional administrators be appointed?

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore According to a recent case, Zinc Hotels (Investment) Limited and others v Beveridge and others [2018] EWHC 1936 (Ch), the court does not have power to appoint additional administrators except within the constraints of paragraph 103 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986. Where administrators are appointed out of court by the […]

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Deals summary

Park Nelson (Barry Skelding) and McGrigor Donald (Ian Lyall) advised pension fund clients of Royal London Asset Management on their £30m sale of a portfolio of 17 investment properties in England and Scotland to a private investment company, which was advised by Nabarro Nathanson (Kevin Stimpson, James Trundle) and Anderson Fyfe (Brian Armour). SJ Berwin […]

The care of the court

The Court of Appeal has overturned the Bloody Sunday inquiry’s decision to force British soldiers to testify in Londonderry. Dinah Rose reports On Sunday 30 January 1972, British soldiers shot dead 13 unarmed civilians and wounded 13 more during a civil rights march on the streets of Londonderry. Lord Widgery’s hastily convened inquiry into the […]

Stephenson Harwood appoints six partners

Stephenson Harwood has announced the appointment of six new partners to take immediate effect The partners are commercial litigation partner Sarah Charles; shipping litigation partner Tony Concagh; property partner Chris Seel; litigation partner Paul Thwaite; and corporate partners Jenny Cottrell and Adrienne Seaman who the firm is taking on from the London office of US […]

Real Estate

Talk of software systems tends to elicit a yawn from the best of us; in any case, the property industry has hardly been first in line when it comes to embracing new technology.But at a recent conference on the Property Information Systems Common Exchange Standard (Pisces) there was a certain buzz in the air, a […]

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