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New changes impacting the leasing legislation

Law no. 83/2021 amending and supplementing Government Ordinance no. 51/1997 on the leasing operations and the leasing companies was published on April 16, 2021 in the Official Gazette no. 401, Part I. Importantly, the provisions of Law no. 83/2021 may only be applied for leasing agreements concluded after its entry into force.

6 simple ways law firms can use Live Chat

We detail 6 different ways that law firms can use the chat tool on their websites to benefit the visitor (and potential client), and in turn benefit the firm.

Sleep-in shifts not counted towards National Minimum Wage

Last week the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the latest appeal in the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake case and confirmed that time spent sleeping on site during a sleep-in shift will not count towards a care worker’s National Minimum Wage (NMW).


FCPA update — November 2012

In this issue: US enforcement agencies issue extensive new FCPA guidance; recent surveys highlight anti-corruption trends facing companies; Italy adopts new anti-corruption law. Click on the link above to download this Debevoise & Plimpton briefing.


Former Herbies ally Gleiss to ape Slaughters with Euro alliance

Four of Europe’s biggest independent law firms are teaming up in a new alliance that covers much of the Continent in a challenge to internationalisation. Italy’s Chiomenti Studio Legale, Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira, France’s Gide Loyrette Nouel and German firm Gleiss Lutz are in talks about ways to to strengthen their relationship. The Lawyer […]

Clifford Chance joins burgeoning list of law firms on MegaFon IPO

Clifford Chance has added its name to the growing roster of advisers on Russian mobile phone group MegaFon’s London IPO, winning a mandate from BNY Mellon in its role as depository bank. City capital markets partner Bruce Kahl and finance senior associate Madeleine Yates acted for the New York bank in relation to the listing, […]

European moves: 22 November 2012

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Luxembourg firm Arendt & Medernach has added to its corporate capabilities with the hire of a partner from Linklaters’ Luxembourg office, Laurent Schummer (6 November 2012). Schummer joins Arendt after six years as a partner at Linklaters, having joined legacy […]

Tom Crone

Position: Former News International head of legal A week after James Murdoch implied that his lawyers had failed to inform him about the extent of Hackgate, Tom Crone resigned from the company. A stalwart of the Fleet Street legal set, Crone is highly regarded in media circles and is seen as a tough negotiator. In 2007 he told a parliamentary select […]

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