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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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Appleby scoops Cayman litigation head from offshore rival Ogier

Appleby has raided rival offshore firm Ogier for its Cayman head of litigation Chris Russell as the firm continues to bulk up its dispute resolution practice. Ogier has turned to 3 Stone Buildings for Russell’s replacement, picking up Richard de Lacy QC who will begin work on Monday (19 March). De Lacy will be a […]

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A corporate partner who left Nabarro in January has set up his own niche practice catering to SMEs. Martin Finnegan, an M&A lawyer specialising in advising AIM clients, has launched Causeway Law with former Treasury Solicitor’s Department employment litigator Claire Thorogood, his wife. Finnegan left Nabarro at the end of January 2012 and established Causeway […]

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By John A Merrigan, Lawrence E Levinson and Sydney M White Online espionage has become a common threat for US corporations. FBI director Robert Mueller said: ‘There are only two types of companies — those that have been hacked and those that will be.’ The problem for companies is serious and goes beyond espionage by competitors and foreign […]

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China’s Yingke opens New York, Hong Kong and São Paulo offices

Chinese firm Yingke has continued its global expansion with the addition of offices in New York, Hong Kong and São Paulo. Yingke has recruited New York-qualified lawyer Zoe Qiao from a New York-based financial institution to head its first US office. Qiao is supported by two other legal staff. The firm has also received approval […]

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