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Invoices and other tax relevant documents: New Rules

By Conceicao Gamito, Ana Raquel Costa, Joana Branco Pires, Rita Simao Luis Decree-Law No. 28/2019, of February 15 (“DL 28/2019”), consolidates, updates and harmonizes obligations for the processing, issuance, notification, archive and conservation of invoices and other tax relevant documents under Portuguese law. The measures introduced by the DL 28/2019 have three distinct purposes: the […]

Liking, Sharing and Posting: Legal Responsibility and Social Media

By Michael Lindtner Social Media is omnipresent these days and individuals as well as companies increasingly use these instruments as communication and marketing tools. Moreover, the development of Social Media platforms, like interactive online rating and comparison platforms, is also of interest for the start-up sector. However, this increasing importance of Social Media also raises […]

We are going to make Portugal a hub for international arbitration

Already considered by its investors as “the best place in the world to invest”1 , Portugal seems to have changed from the country of discoverers to the country to be discovered. Will Portugal and its arbitration community be prepared to take on this new economic dynamic? According to the most recent QMUL study on international […]

Brexit and financial services

Despite all the current instability and uncertainty associated with delivering Brexit, one thing is certain. Brexit will have a significant impact on the financial services market in the European Union. This is because it is the first time a Member State has left the European Union and because of the UK’s relative weight in this […]

Shareholder Rights Directive II

Participation, information and transparency Directive 2007/36/EC (“First Shareholder Rights Directive”) was approved in 2007. Its aim was to guarantee minimum rights to shareholders of listed companies in the European Union. Among other changes to the then existing legislation, the First Shareholders Rights Directive included additional requirements for disclosure of preparatory information for the general meeting. […]

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Beatson goes back to Essex Court

PROFESSOR Jack Beatson, newly-created Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at Cambridge University, has rejoined Essex Court Chambers after spending five years at the Law Commission. He will combine his academic duties with giving expert advice in chambers on commercial and public law matters, particularly on financial services regulation. “With ever increasing regulation in the […]

Mackay clarifies mediation paper

LEGAL advice should be used in support of mediation in divorce proceedings rather than as a matter of course, the Lord Chancellor says. Speaking at last week’s annual general meeting of National Family Mediation, Lord Mackay said responses to last year’s green paper on mediation and the grounds for divorce showed there was overwhelming agreement […]

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Asda Property Holdings, advised by Brecher & Co and in Scotland by Archibald Campbell & Hardy WS, has acquired a portfolio of 28 properties in England and Scotland for u8.5m from Woolwich Building Society, advised by Church Adams Tatham & Co and in Scotland by Brechin Robb.

Securities Institute exam deadlines loom

Lawyers must move quickly to beat November 1995 exam deadlines if they want to practise in discrete investment business, according to a course organiser. The Association for Solicitor Investment Management (Asim) said those hoping to become “qualified persons” under the Law Society rules should take their exams soon, as the tight deadlines leave little room […]

Leeds and Newcastle in mercantile court call

LAW societies in the north east will this month present a dossier of evidence to the Lord Chancellor’s Department demonstrating the need for a mercantile court in the region. A joint working party, set up by the Leeds and Newcastle societies, is putting the finishing touches to its LCD submission. Lord Mackay indicated on a […]

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