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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Freshfields picks Rome partner as new Italy chief

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has elected Rome partner Tommaso Salonico as its Italy managing partner, with the competition specialist taking over from Marzio Longo on 1 August. Salonico, who joined the magic circle firm in 2000, has been voted in for a three-year term. The appointment coincides with the election of finance partner Emiliano Conio to […]

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Essex Court silks gear up for Singaporean court battle

Essex Court Chambers’ Toby Landau QC and David Joseph QC will go head-to-head at the Singaporean High Court next week in a mammoth $300m legal battle for Malaysian tycoon Ananda Krishnan and the Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group. It is the first time British QCs have been allowed to conduct advocacy in the Singaporean Court since […]

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Riyadh-mission ticket

International law firms in Saudi Arabia are turning their attention to home-grown female lawyers in a bid to gain access to new clients In BriefWomen who want to practise law in Saudi Arabia face numerous hurdles, not least they are not permitted to argue a case in court. But they can now study law at […]

Clifford Chance elects new Tokyo head

Clifford Chance has named Eiichi Kanda as the new managing partner of its Tokyo office as incumbent Peter Kilner relocates to Hong Kong. Capital markets partner Kanda will assume the role on 27 July. He joined the magic circle firm’s Tokyo office, formerly Tanaka Akita & Nakagawa, as a partner in 2001 (19 Febuary 2001). […]

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