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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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Dechert Price & Rhoads, the US firm allied to Titmuss Sainer Dechert, has added to its tally of ex-Securities and Exchange Commission officials by taking on Jack Murphy, who joins as a partner based in the firm’s Washington office. Murphy, who held the post of associate director and chief counsel of the SEC’s Division of […]

Pep launch on Net is plain sailing

Liz Davidson reports THE SOLICITOR who advised on the launch of what is claimed to be the first interactive Personal Equity Plan on the Internet has described it as an unusual but relatively straightforward job. Macfarlane’s partner Tim Cornick was called in by MBO Advisory Partners to advise on the launch of NetPep, a personal […]

Home: where the work is

Never mind sole practioners working in chambers (The Lawyer, 25 March), let them work from home with electronic connections if necessary. The economics are indisputable. Imagine a life with no partners, profits more than 90 per cent of turnover, no employees, visiting clients at home, few meetings, and so on. Anyone contemplating this should read […]

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