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Adverse costs awards: Ignore open offer at your purse’s peril

In the recent case of O’Reilly & Anor v Neville & Ors [2018] IEHC 228, the plaintiffs and defendants were parties to a building agreement for a dwelling house. The plaintiffs claimed various defects in the building works and ultimately sought damages for breach of contract. Following the hearing of the eleven-day trial, Mr Justice […]

Mozambique: Government go-ahead for spectrum auction

The Mozambique Government has recently published in the Official Gazette Resolution no. 12/2018, of April 25, determining the authorisation for the launch of an auction procedure for the grant of rights of use of radio frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. The base bidding prices shall be set by a Joint Order to […]

New compulsory Bermuda bye-law filing requirements

The Companies Amendment Act, 2018, which is deemed to have come into operation on 21 March 2018, amends the Companies Act, 1981 as regards the filing of information contained in bye-laws and applies to all Bermuda companies having a share capital. Under transitional provisions, all such companies will have a period of six months from […]

Polish law considerations: advance amount versus earnest money

This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in […]

Poland reforms law to facilitate business activity

As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland. The legal acts are: Entrepreneurs Law Act;  Act on Ombudsman for Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs; Act on the rules for participation of foreign entrepreneurs and other foreign persons in […]

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Tulkinghorn has been contacted by an influential figure within one of London’s premier law firms, who asks plaintively whether tax lawyers can ever be sexy. Ever wanting to help out his friends in the City, Tulkinghorn would like to ask readers to help dispel the myth that tax is for boffins. Here’s the challenge: find […]

Mundays creates international network

Surrey-based Mundays Solicitors has established an international best-friends network with a number of firms, including Scotland’s Burness, Germany’s Rossbach & Fischer, Ireland’s Eugene F Collins Solicitors, Italy’s Studio Legale Jacobacci & Associati and US firm Schiff Hardin & Wait, among others.The firms have agreed a non-exclusive arrangement in which they recommend each other’s services to […]

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The tale of lawyers and bankers playing the last ever football match under Wembley Stadium’s twin towers has already passed into City legend. But one Clifford Chance partner must still be reliving every schoolboy’s dream. Kitted out in a number 10 England shirt, construction partner David Metzger scored a hat trick in the match, including […]

E&Y’s Swedish legal network under threat

New Swedish laws governing the practices of accountancy firms are threatening the future of Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) law alliance in the country, having already caused the dissolution of its Stockholm office The other four offices are scrambling to create a combined separate legal entity by the end-of-year deadline. The Reviserslagen law on accountancy firms, […]

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