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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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King & Capital partners attend Brics expo

The first Brics expo was held on 29–31 October 2014 in Kimberley, the capital of Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Two partners from Africa Legal Affairs Center (ALAC) of King & Capital Law Firm, Edward Huang and Joe Zhou, attended the exhibition. Northern Cape is the largest province of South Africa, accounting for about 29.7 […]

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​Adidas IP GC Behean kicks off new role at IP boutique Sipara

Adidas group IP general counsel Tim Behean has moved to a new role in private practice as a director for IP boutique Sipara. Behean spent 17 years at Adidas, most recently heading up the company’s IP group. Before that role, he was previously a solicitor at Slaughter and May for 11 years. Behean has not […]

Khaitan & Co hires Hormaz Daruwalla as partner in indirect tax practice

Hormaz Daruwalla has joined Khaitan & Co as a partner in the indirect tax practice. A commerce graduate, Daruwalla studied law at the Government Law College in Mumbai and graduated in 1987. He is admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. Prior to joining Khaitan & Co, Daruwalla was practising as an independent counsel […]

Eversheds takes leading role in META Projects Conference 2014

Eversheds has taken a leading role at this year’s Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) Projects Conference, as well as being a sponsor for the event. As a member of the META Projects Steering Committee, partner Tim Armsby from Eversheds’ Dubai office will be joining a panel of experts in the field to discuss the […]

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