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Excise Duties: 2020 State Budget (SB) Proposal

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages – Rates applicable in the Autonomous Region of Madeira The SB Proposal changes the tax rate applicable to spirits declared for consumption in the Autonomous Region of Madeira from EUR 1, 237.58/hl to EUR 1,241.29/hl. Soft Drinks – Rates The SB Proposal increases the rates applicable to soft drinks, excluding drinks […]

Brexit and other tax implications

By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida The United Kingdom ceased to be a Member State of the Union as of 30 January 2020, so the question arises as to the applicability of many other provisions contained in Portuguese domestic law. On the 30th of January, the United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the […]

Coronavirus – A bug coming to your workplace soon?

By Kevin McCavish The inevitable has happened. Coronavirus has arrived in London with the first patient being diagnosed yesterday. This brings the total number of those infected in the UK by Covid-19, the official name given to the coronavirus by the World Health Organisation, to 9. In Brighton, where two GP surgeries have already closed […]

Natasha’s Law – New rules on food labelling

By Joanne Sear, CJ Ntsiu We look at the new rules on food labelling coming into force next year, and when additional information will have to be provided, particularly in relation to allergens. Background In 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating sesame seeds in a baguette purchased from a high street […]

Warning for Insolvency Practitioners dealing with personal data

By Lynsey Robinson The FCA, ICO and FSCS have released a statement warning licensed Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The statement highlights concerns about IPs/ authorised firms unlawfully selling personal client data to claims management companies (CMC) when acting on administrations. Under Data Protection legislation, consideration […]

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de Pury, Christopher – Hot 100

Arguably the hottest property in the real estate market at the moment, everyone – both clients and headhunters alike – appear to want a piece of Christopher de Pury. A partner in Herbert Smith’s booming property practice, De Pury has been the group’s rock, steadily toiling behind the scenes over the last year. He has […]

Bromwich, Simon – Hot 100

Simon Bromwich has been in his post at Ashurst for exactly a year. The City firm ousted its managing partner Justin Spendlove early last January following the failed merger attempt with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. Spendlove stormed off to former beau Fried Frank and Bromwich came in on a mandate to cut costs […]

Amsterdam, Bob – Hot 100

It is a brave man who is willing to take on the might of the Kremlin, but that is exactly what Bob Amsterdam, of two-partner Amsterdam & Peroff, is doing. Since late 2003, the Canadian international law and human rights expert has been defending one of the world’s most high-profile prisoners, former Yukos chief executive […]

Rieger, Norbert – Hot 100

It was the most important lateral move of 2004, heralding major investment of top New York firms in the German market. Norbert Rieger, Rolf Füger and Peter Nussbaum were a vital part of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s most profitable German office, Munich. Their departure rocked the firm and gave Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy a running […]

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Montgomery QC, Clare – Hot 100

Testimony to the breadth of Clare Montgomery QC’s skills as a barrister is exemplified by her involvement in two of 2004’s leading cases, one commercial, the other criminal. Montgomery continues to act for the liquidators of BBCI in its mammoth ongoing malfeasance action against the Bank of England, and was also instructed to act for […]

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