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New online court may improve chances of tenancy arrears recovery

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

Dress codes in the workplace: new government guidance

By Stuart McBride New guidance entitled “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” was published by the Government Equalities Office last week.  It follows the 2016 online petition started by a woman who was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels. The petition led to a Parliamentary Enquiry […]

Timor-Leste oil and gas: New maritime treaty with Australia

On 6 March 2017, in New York, delegations of both countries signed, before the United Nations’ Secretary-General and Portugal’s former Prime-Minister, António Guterres, the “Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea”. The new maritime boundaries between the two countries represent, after almost 50 years, Australian’s […]

Portugal: New regime for conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital

Law No. 7/2018 was published on 2 March and created a legal regime for the conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital in commercial companies, or companies adopting a commercial form, incorporated under the Laws of Portugal. The new law entered into force on the day after its publication and clearly aims to provide an extrajudicial […]

Portugal: Exploitation of lithium

Lithium minerals have seen a rise in demand and price since 2011, which became even greater in 2016, and the expectation is that this rise will continue along with the growing demand for electric vehicles. Lithium supply security has become a top priority for technology companies in the United States and Asia and, worldwide, lithium […]

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Seyfarth takes four litigation partners on board as Bingham exodus begins

US firm Seyfarth Shaw has scored four litigation partners from Bingham McCutchen, in the first known group lateral move from the 80 partners left by Morgan Lewis & Bockius at the ailing firm. Bingham partners William Berkowitz, John Skelton, James McGrath and Brandon Bigelow joined Seyfarth’s Boston office today, at the same time as almost 770 […]

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JP Morgan asking for reduced rates in panel review

JP Morgan Chase has launched its latest panel review, having warned firms they will have to cut rates by at least 2 per cent to qualify.  The bank is also understood to have made specific overtures to some firms including Clifford Chance about the possibility of deepening relationships in the New Year, when the roster […]

Carey Olsen announces partner promotion at Cayman Islands office

Jan Golaszewski, a dispute resolution and litigation specialist, has been promoted to partner in Carey Olsen’s Cayman Islands office, bringing the total number of partners across the firm’s global litigation team to 12. Golaszewski has a broad range of experience in offshore and investment fund litigation with an emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional commercial, arbitration and […]

Is the magic circle losing its love of lockstep?

The magic circle has spent decades protecting its lockstep but firms seem to be accepting the time might be right to embrace flexibility. As our story today reveals a high-level source within Linklaters has given the strongest signal yet that the firm could be prepared to break its rigid lockstep ladder in the future for […]

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