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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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Allen & Overy and Addleshaw Goddard were the main legal advisers in the merger of Barnsley Building Society with regional rival Yorkshire Building Society. Barnsley, which turned to Addleshaws partners Adam Bennett (pictured), with Neil Woolhouse and Nick Hopper, sought a merger after being forced to write off up to £10m of money held in […]

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Eversheds has scored the lead role to advise the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) on real estate matters. The firm edged out Berwin Leighton Paisner, LTGDC’s former external adviser, to take the lead on real estate transactions that will span eight London ­boroughs. LTGDC chief executive Peter Andrews said: “Eversheds is a leading advisory […]

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Innovation can help London keep its lead in arbitration, say conference speakers

Lawyers need to come up with pioneering ways to ensure that London stays the forum of choice when it comes to arbitration and disputes, a London conference organised by The Lawyer will hear this week. The call comes as other jurisdictions are rapidly developing their capabilities in direct competition to London. Speakers from Eversheds, Freshfields […]

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Norton Rose hunts for Indian trainees

Norton Rose hunts for Indian trainees” />Norton Rose has opened its trainee programme to newly qualified Indian lawyers and is recruiting directly from India. The firm’s graduate recruitment partner Sam Eastwood (pictured) said Norton Rose had gone directly to several Indian colleges to recruit between three and five trainees for the 2010 intake. “Foreign lawyers […]

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