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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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Al Tamimi hires Yas Marina GC for sports team kick-off

Middle East firm Al Tamimi & Company is launching a dedicated sports practice with the hire of the general counsel of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. Steve Bainbridge, a former Al Tamimi associate, has rejoined the firm after three years at the motor racing circuit to head up the new venture.  The sports law practice […]

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The top 20 cases of 2014: In detail

(1) JP Morgan Chase Bank plc (2) JP Morgan Securities Ltd v (1) Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts v Clifford Chance Partnerschaftsgesellschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Wirtschaftsprüfern, Steuerberatern und Solicitors When? January 2014,  40 days. Where? Commercial Court, Judge TBC JP Morgan is pursuing a $210m (£130m) claim against Berlin’s public transport provider BVG in one […]

Multinationals take note: Baucus releases US international tax reform proposal

By Evan M Migdail, Linda E S Pfatteicher and Witold Jurewicz Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-Montana) has released the first of a coming series of detailed tax-reform proposals, this one on international tax. Baucus also released proposals on tax administration and simplification. He is set to release further proposals on cost recovery and tax accounting issues […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Montage Technology Group on IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman legal advice to Montage Technology Group in connection with an initial public offering (IPO) on NASDAQ Global Market in the US of up to 8,165,000 ordinary shares (par value $0.0125 per share of the company). Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office worked alongside O’Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury […]

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