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Swiss firms must innovate to get a piece of the action

Switzerland’s stability in a volatile world is fuelling its economy, and local law firms are having to innovate to compete with global players The Swiss market is in good shape but that does not mean there are no challenges to face. The Lawyer asked for the opinions of some of the market’s leading figures on […]

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Exclusive: Clifford Chance launches second probe into partner sexual misconduct

Clifford Chance has launched a second investigation in under 12 months into the behaviour of a current partner, following  allegations of sexual misconduct leaked to The Lawyer. The first allegations emerged in 2015 when the accused partner was based in one of the firm’s European offices, and include multiple allegations of sexual impropriety with staff in […]

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Changes in Russian currency legislation

On 14 April 2018, the changes to the Federal Law ‘On Currency Regulation and Currency Control’ (the ‘Currency Regulation Law’) and the Code of the Russian Federation ‘On Administrative Offenses’ introduced by Federal Law No. 64-FZ dated 3 April 2018 became effective, which provide for the obligation of Russian residents to repatriate to their accounts […]

Can Kazakhstan tap Islamic Finance to become a regional Islamic Finance hub?

By Shaimerden Chikanayev As Central Asia’s largest and richest country, with a Muslim-majority population of around 18 million people, Kazakhstan wants its local Islamic banking industry, as an alternative source of capital for SMEs, to reach 3-5% of its total banking assets by 2020 from 0.08% in 2015… 

Football Association of Ireland settles Athlone match-fixing case

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has settled High Court proceedings brought by two former Athlone Town football players suspended by the FAI for match- xing. The proceedings concerned an appeal by the players Igors Labuts and Dragos Sfrijan against a 12 month suspension imposed by the FAI Independent Disciplinary Committee (Disciplinary Committee). The suspension […]

Rules of origin and the possible effect of Brexit on the food and drink sector

The European Commission has issued a Brexit notice to food business operators regarding the legal repercussions of the UK leaving the European Union. The Commission warns that EU food law may cease to apply to the UK from 30 March 2019 onwards. The consequences of this may include that, among other things, labelling on food […]

Slovenia: Food supply chain – changes to the menu

Following an examination by the Competition Protection Agency regarding unfair trading practices in the food supply chain (for further information please see “Unfair trading practices in food supply chain examined”), the government drafted a proposal to amend and supplement the Agriculture Act. The proposal contained some major changes to the food supply sector. Parliament accepted […]

There’s no place like home until the neighbour interferes

My home is my castle. Unfortunately, the Austrian Supreme Court (“OGH”) doesn’t think so. The Austrian Civil Code (ABGB) entitles property owners to prohibit all emissions that exceed the local norm and have a substantial effect on the customary use of their property. Here are some rulings that the OGH has made since 2011…

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