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Consumer loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs

By Mateja Ule In the past years, Slovenian courts have been faced with several actions filed by consumers requesting the court to declare loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs null and void. While the courts of first and second instance seemed to struggle to find a common approach in assessing the validity of Swiss francs loan […]

Are robots writing your will?

By Aidan Grant Law firm VWV conducted a poll which found that the majority of people asked are wary about the use of artificial intelligence in the preparation of wills, with almost a third of respondents saying that they would not want any artificial involvement at all. It must be said that, as with many stories, […]

Adjudication decisions: Avoiding enforcement where the money may disappear

By Michael Bennett The losing party in an adjudication always asks one question – do we really have to pay?  In most cases the answer will be yes, but the list of reasons for saying no just got slightly longer. The recent Court of Appeal case of Gosvenor London Limited v Aygun Aluminium UK Limited [2018] EWCA […]

Data Protection Officer: Bar Association makes announcement on overlapping roles

The General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association («PBA») has finally announced its position on the situation of lawyers who act as Data Protection Officers («DPOs»). This announcement clarifies the PBA’s understanding on holding the position of DPO while practising as a lawyer. The PBA’s position appears in Opinion no. 14/PP/2018-G, published on 28 September […]

Cayman Islands economic substance requirements

By Nick Rogers, David McIntyre From 1 January 2019, new legislation will come into effect in the Cayman Islands, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman. The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 was passed on 17 December 2018, after an extensive process of consultation with the EU […]

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Deloittes courts Garrigues as part of Andersen link

Garrigues, the Andersen Legal Spanish firm that cut its ties with the accountant last week, has been asked to join the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu network Andersen’s Spanish auditing arm is already signed up to a merger with Deloittes, which is now holding out for Garrigues to come in as part of the deal.“Deloittes has made […]

Private chancer

Anne Baldock has been a PFI pioneer, is on the A&O board and has even revolutionised the office layout. But she’s not the iron lady she may seem Anne Baldock was clearly a great fan of the ‘show-and-tell’ table at primary school. Or perhaps memories of one Monday morning when she did not have any […]

McNeives buddys up with Friends Reunited

Specialist media firm McNeive Solicitors has been appointed as sole adviser to Friends Reunited, the website that allows people to get in touch with old school friends McNeives is advising on all aspects of the website, including defamation issues and commercial contracts.Partner Liam McNeive, an alumnus of Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe whose own entry reads […]

A home from home

On the subject of interior design, one of Tulkinghorn’s scouts was chatting to US firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood recently, which seems to have undergone a slight change of strategy brought about by its new home. The firm’s offices used to be in the World Trade Center, and while it looks for new offices it […]

Risk drive

Title insurers may not be the most popular US import among UK lawyers, but First Title’s legal and underwriting director Philip Oldcorn believes there is room for all. Helen Power reports

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