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Cayman Islands wills law heralds a more flexible approach

By Anthony Partridge The rules recognising the legal formality of wills in the Cayman Islands are prescriptive, requiring the will to be executed in writing, signed at the foot of the document by the testator and witnessed by two witnesses who formally attest the will in writing in the presence of the testator. The Formal […]

Ukraine announces concession tenders for the Kherson and Olvia seaports

By Kostiantyn Likarchuk, Oleg Matiusha Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure has announced pilot tenders for the Kherson and Olvia seaports on the Black Sea. The first tender notification was published in the Uriadovyi Kurier newspaper on 12 September 2019 and opens the opportunity for potential investors to review the tender documentation. Both foreign and Ukrainian entities are invited […]

Copyright and Related Rights: Next level

By Nikola Kliska, Sara Vilotijević With Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market still causing mixed feelings throughout Europe, Serbia takes the best out of earlier EU Directives in the area of protection of copyright and related works and implements it into its national legislation. The amendments to the Law on Protection of Copyright and Related Rights as of […]

Serbia Changed the Law on Patents

By Nikola Kliska The Amendments to the Serbian Law on Patents were enacted on 17 September 2019 and will come into force on 26 September 2019. The most significant changes were brought in the field of innovations made in the course of employment (employees’ invention). The previous version of the law stipulated that innovation created even up to one year after employment had […]

No-Deal Brexit – Status of UK Trade Agreements

The Government of the United Kingdom has issued Guidance on “UK trade agreements with non-EU countries in a no-deal Brexit” (updated on September 19, 2019). The Guidance states that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October and lists trade agreements that have been signed that “will take effect as soon as the UK […]

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Bupa to spurn City firms for regions

PRIVATE health company Bupa is to sideline City firms in favour of cheaper services provided by regional practices and barristers.Head of legal Paul Newton says the hourly charge-out rates of top City firms are getting “ridiculous”.“Something is going to have to happen. There is enormous pressure on us from management to reduce the amount we […]

Camerons partner lands top job at water company

CAMERON McKenna water industry specialist Richard Temple has landed a top job at the three-month-old International Private Water Association (IPWA).Temple will be the first vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at the US-based association.He is currently advising on the first municipal utility privatisation in Bulgaria, while also acting in the privatisation of the […]

It's been a bad week for

Writer Michael Thornton, whose 13-years-in-the-making biography of the Duchess of Argyll could be scuppered by the lawyers of a “headless man”. Thornton has received more than a dozen letters threatening legal action from lawyers representing the Duchess’ lover, whose headless body featured in photographs cited in divorce proceedings in 1963. The action was threatened after […]

Three top Italian firms merge to fight UK and US predators

Three top Italian law firms are merging in response to “aggressive competition” from UK and US practices.The firms are Erede e Associati, which is advising Olivetti in its £36.5bn take-over of Telecom Italia alongside Herbert Smith (The Lawyer last week), Bonelli e Associati and Pappalardo e Associati.Foreign interest has forced Italian firms to examine their […]

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