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The complex commercial litigation law review – Edition 1: Chapter Austria

By Sara Khalil, Andreas Natterer Austria has a civil law system; the codification of the main civil law provisions (the Austrian Civil Code (ABGB)) includes core concepts of contract law and dates back more than 200 years. The Austrian Civil Code governs legal relationships between consumers as well as consumers and companies. Similarly, the Austrian Commercial […]

Romania: Tax provisions in force since March 2018, significantly amended and supplemented

By Alexandra Barbu, Theodor Artenie, Anamaria Tocaci  Below we list the main provisions of Law 30/2019 amending Government Emergency Ordinance 25/2018. Corporate income tax The Registry of Non-profit Organisations and Religious Institutions will be published on the website of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) (the “Registry”). Inclusion in the Registry of entities that benefit from sponsorships is a […]

Where the true value lies for legal self-service

Recently, BCLP hosted an informative round table discussion with panellists Michael Mills and Richard Seabrook of Neota Logic alongside Catherine Bamford of BamLegal. Use cases, opportunities and best practices for enabling legal self-service in an enterprise environment were discussed with an audience of corporate legal and compliance professionals. Here are some of the most interesting […]

Bermuda – the family office proposition

Bermuda has historically flown beneath the radar when it comes to promoting itself as the ideal location for the establishment of a family office. There are likely a number of reasons for this but one is that Bermuda was often chosen as a domicile for trusts or for the location of a physical family office […]

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BLG unveils poor financials as revenue dips

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) is bracing itself for a drop in turnover despite being involved in a number of high-profile cases including Equitable Life. Senior partner Richard Dedman told The Lawyer that preliminary results for the past financial year showed that income was down by two per cent, meaning revenues dip to around £78m […]

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Time trial

After 13 years of litigation, the BCCI liquidators’ case spectacularly collapsed. In its first interview, the Bank of England’s legal team relives the trial’s dramatic finale. By Joanne Harris When Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partners John Goddard and Philip Croall arrived at the Royal Courts of Justice on 2 November 2005, they expected a day much […]

Too hot to handle

Lawyer luvvie Mark Stephens continued his good run of form last week with the release of his 158th book, International Libel and Privacy Handbook. But Stephens is not a man to be satisfied with just a book launch to keep up a high profile. On Monday 8 May the great man could be heard on […]

RIM turns to Kirkland for Visto patent battle

Blackberry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) has dropped Howrey as its lead litigation counsel in favour of Kirkland & Ellis for its patent fight with Visto. Visto has alleged that RIM infringed four of its patents, and is looking for an injunction and damages in a court in Marshal, Texas. Kirkland partner Linda DeBruin is […]

Sidley aims to keep Sea Containers afloat

Sidley Austin has been brought in to advise troubled transport group Sea Containers on its restructuring. The London and US offices of the firm are acting for Sea Containers as the group struggles to stay afloat. Last month the company admitted that its accounts would pour doubt on its ability to remain a going concern. […]

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