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Options Finance rates Wragge & Co’s Paris private equity team as one of France’s best

French private equity and venture capital magazine Option Finance has named Wragge & Co’s Paris private equity team one of the best in France. The law firm features in the top 15 listing for three different categories: private equity mid-cap (€50m–€200m); capital innovation and venture; and private equity management packages. The team’s highlights include advising […]

Bulletin — Winter 2014: Commercial & Chancery

Most of us do not relish January and what follows closely on its heels. The Christmas season has been and gone and the new year’s bubbles are but a distant memory. Thoughts return to the workload on our desks that we all have put from our minds with mixed success. But there are points of […]

EU corruption is ‘extremely troubling’, says Eversheds’ Neill Blundell

Eversheds’ Neill Blundell, partner and head of fraud at the firm, has commented on reports that the scale of corruption across the EU is said to be breathtaking. He said: ‘The EU has been suffering a prolonged economic downturn since 2008, and it is therefore no surprise to see corruption has become a major issue. Typically, […]

Employment Matters — February 2014: national minimum wage

On 1 October 2013: the adult rate increased by 12p to £6.31 an hour; the rate for 18- to 20-year-olds increased by 5p to £5.03 an hour; the rate for 16- to 17-year-olds increased by 4p to £3.72 an hour; the apprentice rate increased by 3p to £2.68 an hour; and the accommodation offset increased […]

Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter: Italy — January 2014

DLA Piper Italy has published the January 2014 issue of the Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter. Contents IVASS — towards Solvency II IVASS — non-life long-term insurance contracts. Evidence of discount in the policy and withdrawal IVASS — change of rules for the professional proficiency of agents and brokers Claims made clauses: recent confirmation by the […]

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