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Switzerland – restructuring and insolvency activity

The Swiss federal government’s Expert Group expects Switzerland’s GDP to fall by 1.5 per cent in 2020, down from previous expectations in December 2019 that predicted a rise of 1.3 per cent, mainly because of covid-19.

Romania – Consumer protection updates in the audio-visual media field

In November 2018, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union enacted the Directive (EU) 2018/1808 amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination on certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administration in Member States concerning the provision of audio-visual media services in view of changing market realities (the “Audio-Visual Media Services Directive”).

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Former DLA Piper ­Glasgow partner David Thomson has joined the real estate practice at Scottish firm McClure Naismith. Former ;DLA ;Piper ­Glasgow partner David Thomson has joined the real estate practice at Scottish firm McClure Naismith. Thomson was one of a series of property partners to depart DLA Piper in ­Scotland last year. He exited the firm […]

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Amarchand adopts lockstep in growth drive

Indian firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co has taken the unusual step of converting to a full lockstep model after years of maintaining tight reins on its equity. Amarchand currently operates an eat-what-you-kill system, whereby a small number of founding partners and family members are understood to command a large proportion […]

WilmerHale puts more rungs on the ladder

WilmerHale has revamped its firmwide ­structure to create additional categories within its ­associate and partner ranks. WilmerHale ;has revamped ;its ;firmwide ­structure to create additional categories within its ­associate and partner ranks. Previously the only titles available were associate, counsel and partner. The firm has now created the posts of senior associate and special counsel. The firm has […]

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