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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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Dewey & LeBoeuf London associates reap promotion rewards

Dewey & LeBoeuf has made up a total of four partners in London in the first round of promotions since Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae merged in October. In total the firm has made 18 promotions across its global offices, 11 from the LeBoeuf Lamb side of the merger and seven from […]

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer‘s former head of insolvency Sandy Shandro will become a door tenant at 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB), the set announced today (6 December). Shandro will remain as dean of the law faculty at University College of London (UCL), a five-year position he took up when he quit Freshfields last September. He had retired […]

JC Flowers pulls out of Rock as Olivant ups the ante

Herbert Smith client JC Flowers has pulled out of the auction for stricken mortgage lender Northern Rock. This morning (7 December), rival bidder and Sullivan & Cromwell client Olivant submitted a revised proposal for the Newcastle-headquartered bank. US private equity house JC Flowers, which specialises in distressed debt, had made two offers for Northern Rock. […]

Standard Life seeks first Dublin lawyer

Insurance giant Standard Life is planning to beef up its legal capability in Dublin by hiring a lawyer dedicated to the region. Insurance giant Standard Life is planning to beef up its legal capability in Dublin by hiring a lawyer dedicated to the region. Legal manager Colin Anderson said that although the company has had […]

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