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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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High profile consultant joins DJ Freeman

DJ Freeman has appointed Anthony Aust, deputy legal adviser at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as a consultant to its public international law group. Aust was legal adviser to the UK mission to the United Nations in New York between 1988 and 1991. High-profile cases include acting as deputy agent for the UK in […]

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