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The Romanian Competition Council never rings twice

By Georgiana Badescu, Mona Banu, Volker Weiss This is how it all starts: with a ring at the door We can only imagine how big the surprise must be when you find out that your Belgium-based office is being raided in an investigation by the Romanian Competition Authority. But it is a fact that the […]

E-mobility market in Portugal – An overview

By Manuel Santos Vitor, Catarina Cortez Gamito Historical and legal background One of the main national priorities in what concerns the Portuguese electricity sector is the development and full implementation of a strong electric mobility (‘e-mobility’) market. This priority largely results from the government concerns associated not only with the environment (ie, reduction of greenhouse gas (GhG) […]

New Jersey LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers

By Matthew Shaxson Jersey’s new LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers to build on the £169 billion of US assets and funds already administered here, says Ogier partner Matthew Shaxson. The Island’s legislature gave final approval to the new LLC structure, which largely mirrors the existing Delaware model, last week. With a significant […]

Cayman Grand Court hands down decision on master-feeder fund structures

By Giorgio Subiotto, Tim Cone The Cayman Grand Court has handed down a decision that has significance for Cayman master-feeder fund structures. Funds and their advisers should review the redemption provisions in master fund articles of association and partnership agreements to ensure that, operationally, redemptions are being effected in accordance with such documents. Background In the matter […]

Reduction of partial transition compensation for working hours by Supreme Court

By Lucas Hoogervorst, Maureem in Poel The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that, in short, a partial amendment of an existing employment contract in circumstances that have to be borne by the employer, may result in the payment of a partial transition payment. This concerns the special case that, due to circumstances, is forced to proceed […]

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Kidd Rapinet on the merger trail again

SIX-partner London commercial practice Steggles Palmer is joining the much larger London and Home Counties firm Kidd Rapinet. Although the move is being described as a merger, it is effectively a takeover by Kidd Rapinet, which has 35 partners operating out of nine offices. The link-up with Steggles came about via an agency. Kidd Rapinet […]

In brief: Goldsmith to head finance review panel

Former Bar Council chairman Peter Goldsmith QC has been appointed as the new chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel. He replaces 39 Essex Street head of chambers Edwin Glasgow QC who retires after completing his five-year term. The panel examines the annual accounts of public and large private companies to see if they comply […]

Crackdown on immigration advisers

THE GOVERNMENT is considering relaxing client confidentiality rules to allow lawyers to report unscrupulous immigration advisers who are preying on the vulnerability of immigrants. A consultation paper is due to be unveiled by the government later this month proposing a regulatory regime for legally qualified and unqualified immigration advisers. There are growing concerns about advisers […]

Acpo sets up unit to define Internet law

A SERIES of confidential meetings is being held between the Internet industry, the police and governmental bodies in a bid to clarify the law on computer crime. The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) held the first meeting on 7 November at the Department of Trade and Industry’s Victoria Street offices, with the next meeting […]

A&O partner to Oz

Allen & Overy has lost one of its project finance partners, Andrew Trahair, to Australian firm Clayton Utz. Trahair has left London to join Clayton Utz in its Sydney office. Trahair became a partner at Allen & Overy in 1994 and worked primarily in international project finance deals in power, infrastructure and telecoms. Clayton Utz […]

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