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Drone usage and the law

By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

Portugal: An introduction to Energy & Natural Resources

By Rui Amendoeira, Miguel Soares Branco In 2016, Portugal ran for four days straight on renewable energy alone. Recent investments in renewable energies mean that currently Portugal runs approximately 60 per cent on renewable energy all year round. Without relevant oil and gas developments, this European country represents the modern approach to the energy sector with […]

Channel Islands funds quarterly legal and regulatory update: Q4 2018

Jersey Developments Value of regulated funds in Jersey hits record high Figures released by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) for Q3/2018 and reported by Jersey Finance, showed that the net asset value of regulated funds under administration in Jersey grew 14% year-on-year to stand at £301.7bn. Ogier’s commentary on this very encouraging news can […]

Serbia: The registration of Ultimate Beneficial Owners

As of 31 December 2018, the Central Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners was established within the Serbian Business Registers Agency (the “Registry”), in line with the Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners (“Official Gazette of the RoS no. 41/2018). In addition, the Ministry of Economy issued guidelines which provide more information on the implementation of certain aspects of this Law […]

2019 Planning predictions

2019 is likely to be an unpredictable and turbulent year in the UK and abroad, and few will be confident enough to predict whether Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union in March; whether we will enjoy a heatwave in the Summer; or what the nation will watch now that Big Brother […]

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Stephenson Harwood eyes Paris disputes launch

Stephenson Harwood is planning to launch a disputes practice in Paris as the UK firm looks to broaden its offering in the French capital, where it currently only carries out transactional work. The move comes amid wider attempts by the firm to expand its international arbitration practice globally, with preparations underway to launch an offering […]

Allen & Overy partner joins MoFo in Hong Kong

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has hired a second corporate partner in Greater China within a month with the addition of a lawyer from Allen & Overy (A&O). MoFo has appointed Jeremy Hunt as a partner in its Hong Kong office. Hunt joins from partnership at A&O in Hong Kong, with a practice focusing primarily on […]

Dewey dues

Many Dewey ex-partners have paid into the contribution plan; some still have not A month and a half ago it seemed as though Dewey & LeBoeuf’s bankruptcy chiefs were finding London a tough cookie. The New York-based wind-down heads, led by chief restructuring officer Joff Mitchell of Zolfo Cooper and bankruptcy lawyer Albert Togut of […]

Lawin pursues EU law with Brussels project

Pan-Baltic firm Lawin has responded to increasing demand for EU advice from its clients by securing a Brussels base. The firm has found office space in Brussels, which it will use as a location for a ‘European Law Excellence Centre’ (Elex). Headed by Lithuania industry and regulatory practice group head Jaunius Gumbis, a team of […]

Osborne Clarke eyes New York launch as part of TMT strategy

Osborne Clarke is considering adding a second representative base in the US with the potential launch of an office in New York. The firm is mulling the plan as the latest step in its attempts to solidify relationships with US companies in the TMT sector in a move that could see it open for business […]

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