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Brexit 1.0 done. Brexit 2.0 looms: what’s next?

The UK formally left the EU six months ago. This article sets out some of the key points about the next stage of the Brexit process at the end of the transition period – Brexit 2.0 – and a link to a guide on what businesses need to do now.

EECC Transposition – Portuguese Regulator ANACOM Publishes Draft

In this context, the Portuguese communications regulator (ANACOM) published on 4 August 2020 a draft document aimed at transposing the EECC (the Draft Transposition of the EECC), following a public consultation launched by the Government/ANACOM on 26 November 2019, in which various stakeholders provided their inputs on the matter. As a general rule, the draft transposition […]

Wrongful trading in Northern Ireland what is it and what has changed

Wrongful trading is a term that has received quite a bit of press over the last few months, mainly through the headlines generated by the UK Government’s unprecedented amendment to the wrongful trading provisions contained within our insolvency legislation. But what exactly is wrongful trading and what has changed?

Where feeding feels like abuse – a harrowing case

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership & North Bristol NHS Trust v WA & Ors [2020] EWCOP 37 Introduction This application concerned WA, a Palestinian refugee, who believes he was born on 29 December 1994, and who was therefore 25 years old. WA is a patient at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, having been admitted due to malnourishment. […]


Shoosmiths hires new senior associates to Manchester real-estate team

Shoosmiths is boosting its north-west real-estate team by bringing two new senior associates as well as a solicitor into its Manchester office. Matthew Forrest joins as a senior associate specialising in real-estate litigation working with retailers, developers, investors, utility and telecoms companies. Forrest was previously an associate with Hill Dickinson. He is recommended in legal directory […]

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Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughters win Unilever panel places

Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Olswang and Slaughter and May have all won spots on Unilever’s inaugural panel. The hard-fought tender process ended last month with 16 out of 25 competing firms winning roles on four separate panels. The review was led by operations legal director Saswata Mukherjee and will be repeated in 2016 (27 March 2014). […]

Conyers advises Africa International Capital on initial offering and listing on the BSX

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda law advice in connection with an initial offering of ordinary shares linked to the Angola portfolio segregated account of Africa International Capital, which were admitted to the Official List of the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX). Kieran Loughran and Veronica Strande of Conyers’ London office advised on the matter, […]

Litigation, litigation, litigation

The Lawyer’s bank of briefings has a wealth of up-to-the-minute information and analysis on legal developments, provided by top law firms across the world. Just check out the recent summaries on litigation, free to download. Ince & Co: Vessel arrest in Hong Kong — a means to enforce a maritime arbitration award via the backdoor? […]

No5 Chambers’ Tim Pole prosecutes in HSE v Akram and Inam Hussain

Tim Pole of No5 Chambers has prosecuted in a case that saw two brothers from Stoke-on-Trent handed prison sentences after they exposed at least seven workers to asbestos.  Stafford Crown Court heard that neither A Hussain or I Hussain was qualified or experienced in construction, demolition or refurbishment work and nor were they licensed to remove […]

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