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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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Chambers Europe 2015 recommends Wierzbowski Eversheds

Chambers has published latest edition of Chambers Europe guide. Wierzbowski Eversheds, as well as its individual practitioners, has once again been recommended in numerous fields of law. The firm has been recognised in the following areas of law: Construction (Band 1) Intellectual Property (Band 2) Public Procurement (Band 2) Dispute Resolution (Band 3) Employment (Band […]

The Investor Money Regulations and the Client Asset Regulations 2015: implications for investment funds and MiFID firms

The investor money regulations (SI No. 105 of 2015) (the IMR) were published on 31 March 2015 following a lengthy consultation period with industry which began in 2013. The IMR apply to fund service providers (FSPs) including administrators, depositaries, UCITS management companies, alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and alternative investment fund (AIF) management companies. The […]

Jersey: employment law changes

On 24 February 2015, the States of Jersey approved the Appointed Day act for Amendment No.8 to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 (Amendment No.8). The changes brought about by Amendment No.8 will come into force in two phases. The first phase of changes was fairly limited in scope and took effect on 1 April 2015. […]

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European moves: 30 April 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. France German-headquartered professional services firm Rödl & Partner is expanding its operations in France with the launch of a Strasbourg office. Ernst & Young France German desk head Nicola Lohrey is joining Rödl as a partner and head of the firm’s […]

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