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New online court may improve chances of tenancy arrears recovery

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

Dress codes in the workplace: new government guidance

By Stuart McBride New guidance entitled “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” was published by the Government Equalities Office last week.  It follows the 2016 online petition started by a woman who was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels. The petition led to a Parliamentary Enquiry […]

Timor-Leste oil and gas: New maritime treaty with Australia

On 6 March 2017, in New York, delegations of both countries signed, before the United Nations’ Secretary-General and Portugal’s former Prime-Minister, António Guterres, the “Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea”. The new maritime boundaries between the two countries represent, after almost 50 years, Australian’s […]

Portugal: New regime for conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital

Law No. 7/2018 was published on 2 March and created a legal regime for the conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital in commercial companies, or companies adopting a commercial form, incorporated under the Laws of Portugal. The new law entered into force on the day after its publication and clearly aims to provide an extrajudicial […]

Portugal: Exploitation of lithium

Lithium minerals have seen a rise in demand and price since 2011, which became even greater in 2016, and the expectation is that this rise will continue along with the growing demand for electric vehicles. Lithium supply security has become a top priority for technology companies in the United States and Asia and, worldwide, lithium […]

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Ex-BLP partner Somers surfaces at DLA Piper

Another former Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) big-hitter has arrived at a rival firm, with the former Managed Legal Services head Patrick Somers joining DLA Piper today. It emerged that Somers had quit BLP in July, prompting the downgrading of the insourcing project (22 July 2013). He was followed out the door by a number of high-profile […]

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Clifford Chance wins official role on Rugby World Cup pitch

Clifford Chance has been appointed as legal advisor to Rugby World Cup (RWCL) ahead of the 2015 competition, which is to be held in England. The mandate followed a competitive pitch process and means CC will advise the International Rugby Board (IRB) and its commercial affiliate RWCL in connection for the preparation and staging of the […]

Gearing up for a new market abuse regime

The EU has just edged closer towards finalising its new market abuse regime, with the European Parliament giving its backing to the political agreement reached on a new Market Abuse Regulation. This is set to replace existing UK civil rules in this area and will not depend on separate implementation by member states. Exact timing […]

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Judgment Call 16 September

Administrative law R (on the application of Plantagenet Alliance Ltd) v Secretary of State for Justice 2013 WL 3994940 QBD (Admin) Haddon-Cave J. Judgment Date: 15 August 2013 Where exhumed human remains were found to be those of Richard III, it was plainly arguable that in such remarkable and unprecedented circumstances the Secretary of State […]

Karanovic & Nikolic hosts PPA and energy finance event

Karanovic & Nikolic hosted a working breakfast focused on PPA and energy finance at its offices on Resavska 23 for financiers, regulators and industry figures. Discussions included financing and the bankability of energy projects, what amendments the industry would like to see implemented, clearing the gaps where bankability issues arise, EU community obligations and how to make […]

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