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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”).


Travers boosts PEP to £810,000

Travers Smith is the latest firm to announce its financial results, posting a solid 15 per cent rise in both turnover and average profit per equity partner (PEP). The City firm’s 47 equity partners now take home an average of £810,000 per partner while its turnover stands at £78.3m. Net profit has risen 15 per […]

Addleshaws boosts infrastructure practice with Dundas hire

Addleshaw Goddard has hired former Dundas & Wilson banking and finance partner Rhodri Davies as a legal director in its London infrastructure and project finance practice. Davies joins new divisional managing partner (finance and projects) Richard Papworth in the City role. Davies has 30 years’ experience in infrastructure, acquisition, and asset and structured finance. Addleshaws’ […]

Microsoft appoints new head of legal

Microsoft UK has restructured its legal department, promoting commercial lawyer Dervish Tayyip to manage the legal group. Tayyip replaces Gillian Austin, who left Microsoft at the end of 2006. Before starting his new role, Tayyip managed the legal support for Microsoft’s services business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Tayyip joined Microsoft in 1999 […]

Bloxham judgment put on hold

The judgment on Peter Bloxham’s age discrimination claims against his former firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been reserved indefinitely. No judgment date was given by chairman Thomas Ryan today at the end of Bloxham’s hearing. Ryan also warned counsel that deliberations, starting tomorrow, may well extend beyond Thursday (19 July) because of the sheer volume […]


Like all dispute resolution-based practices, shipping has not seen as much litigation as it had in previous years. But that does not mean there is a lack of work. The beaching of MSC Napoli on the shores of Cornwall, which saw much of the ship’s cargo looted in January, has kept Clyde & Co and […]

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