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Drone usage and the law

By Jane Weaver, Martin McKeague It is likely that, in the run-up to this Christmas, perhaps more online shopping will have been done than at any time ever before. Amid news stories about traffic congestion being caused by the growing numbers of delivery vans on our roads, and as technological innovations develop apace, retailers may be increasingly […]

Portugal: An introduction to Energy & Natural Resources

By Rui Amendoeira, Miguel Soares Branco In 2016, Portugal ran for four days straight on renewable energy alone. Recent investments in renewable energies mean that currently Portugal runs approximately 60 per cent on renewable energy all year round. Without relevant oil and gas developments, this European country represents the modern approach to the energy sector with […]

Channel Islands funds quarterly legal and regulatory update: Q4 2018

Jersey Developments Value of regulated funds in Jersey hits record high Figures released by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) for Q3/2018 and reported by Jersey Finance, showed that the net asset value of regulated funds under administration in Jersey grew 14% year-on-year to stand at £301.7bn. Ogier’s commentary on this very encouraging news can […]

Serbia: The registration of Ultimate Beneficial Owners

As of 31 December 2018, the Central Registry of Ultimate Beneficial Owners was established within the Serbian Business Registers Agency (the “Registry”), in line with the Law on Ultimate Beneficial Owners (“Official Gazette of the RoS no. 41/2018). In addition, the Ministry of Economy issued guidelines which provide more information on the implementation of certain aspects of this Law […]

2019 Planning predictions

2019 is likely to be an unpredictable and turbulent year in the UK and abroad, and few will be confident enough to predict whether Great Britain and Northern Ireland will leave the European Union in March; whether we will enjoy a heatwave in the Summer; or what the nation will watch now that Big Brother […]

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Tulkinghorn: Enforcer to be reckoned with

Tulkinghorn has always aspired to have a title or nickname that accurately reflects his standing and reputation. For that reason he has nothing but envy for Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis, whom insiders at the firm have labelled the ‘Sicilian Enforcer’. It’s not quite clear how he earned the moniker, but it’s little wonder […]

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Akin Gump, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and White & Case have all landed roles on the $8.5bn (£5.3bn) shareholder restructuring of Russia’s second largest mobile phone operator OAO MegaFon. Akin Gump advised AF Telecom on the shareholder restructuring, which saw the company increase its interest in MegaFon through purchasing Altimo’s 25.1 per cent […]

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DAKS GC: Style counsel

Geoff Chan, general counsel at the DAKS Simpson clothing group, combines guarding the company’s British heritage with acting as a ’cultural ambassador’ Working in-house at British fashion house DAKS Simpson has its perks. The company’s senior staff, including general counsel Geoff Chan, are regularly invited to attend social events such as banquets hosted by the […]

Dublin firm Dillon Eustace opens Cayman Islands base

Irish firm Dillon Eustace has become the first onshore firm to open an office in the Cayman Islands. The firm has hired funds lawyer Matt Mulry from an in-house role at Prosperity Capital Management as a partner to kick-start the office. Mulry formerly worked at offshore firm Ogier. Irish-qualified commercial litigation specialist John Fox also […]

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