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Copyrights in commercial films

1. WHAT IS THE COPYRIGHT? According to the definition made by the General Directorate of Copyright, copyright is the legal rights provided on the products that the person creates with all kinds of intellectual labour. Copyright is not a right subject to the registration. Rights on intellectual and artistic works are originated with the production […]

New era of bilaterally negotiated power purchase agreements

As a direct consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequent measures implemented by the Romanian State, the economic growth process has experienced a short to medium term slowdown, impacting the labor market and subsequently household income.

EPC projects in the era of the global pandemic: a practical guide

The current global pandemic situation has dire consequences for the energy & natural resources sector, including on energy and petrochemical development projects and revamp / refurbishment projects across the sub-systems in the energy & natural resources plethora.


William Blair named president on Board of Appeal of ESA’s

William Blair has been named president of the Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs), the body responsible for ruling on challenges against the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance Occupational and Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Blair, the brother of former UK prime minister Tony […]

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Payday for Stephenson Harwood after firm shares fee risk on two-year deal

Stephenson Harwood is set to receive an uplift after completing a two-year deal for an energy client to which it charged more than half of the fees conditional on the transaction closing. The firm advised Elcrest Exploration & Production Nigeria, a joint venture of Starcrest Nigeria Energy and Eland Oil and Gas, on the $154m […]

SFO loses bribery head to Kirkland & Ellis

The head of the anti-bribery team at the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is leaving to join the London office of Kirkland & Ellis. Santam Tumani, who was with the SFO for 17 years, has been closely involved in some of the UK’s most complex criminal fraud and corruption matters. Most recently he was the […]

Earning curve

The Lawyer reveals who has put in the highest legal bills for UK public M&A deals since the revamped Takeover Code came in a year ago CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TABLE SHOWING PUBLIC TAKEOVERS BY TOTAL LEGAL FEES (SEPTEMBER 2011-AUGUST 2012) Talks over a $70bn (£44.3bn) merger between Swiss commodities trader Glencore International and […]

Border Agency faces London Met Brick bat

London Metropolitan University has turned to Brick Court Chambers in its fight against the UK Border Agency (UKBA), which has revoked its licence to sponsor international students. The UKBA decided to strip the university of its “highly trusted” status, which allowed it to take on students from outside the EU, after checking a sample of […]

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