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Latest Briefings

New online court may improve chances of tenancy arrears recovery

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

Dress codes in the workplace: new government guidance

By Stuart McBride New guidance entitled “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” was published by the Government Equalities Office last week.  It follows the 2016 online petition started by a woman who was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels. The petition led to a Parliamentary Enquiry […]

Timor-Leste oil and gas: New maritime treaty with Australia

On 6 March 2017, in New York, delegations of both countries signed, before the United Nations’ Secretary-General and Portugal’s former Prime-Minister, António Guterres, the “Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea”. The new maritime boundaries between the two countries represent, after almost 50 years, Australian’s […]

Portugal: New regime for conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital

Law No. 7/2018 was published on 2 March and created a legal regime for the conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital in commercial companies, or companies adopting a commercial form, incorporated under the Laws of Portugal. The new law entered into force on the day after its publication and clearly aims to provide an extrajudicial […]

Portugal: Exploitation of lithium

Lithium minerals have seen a rise in demand and price since 2011, which became even greater in 2016, and the expectation is that this rise will continue along with the growing demand for electric vehicles. Lithium supply security has become a top priority for technology companies in the United States and Asia and, worldwide, lithium […]

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Chief’s exit puts spotlight on CC’s private equity client retention

After a testing time with CVC, Clifford Chance now seems poised to lose Carlyle. David Walker’s departure means young guns must step up if the team is to stay strong It was not quite what Matthew Layton was expecting when the Clifford Chance global corporate head escaped on sabbatical in February this year. The firm’s […]

Shearman’s Sterling German effort

Shearman & Sterling’s decision to focus its German efforts on Frankfurt appears to be more a strategic plan than a reaction to a string of exits Shearman & Sterling’s decision to pull out of Düsseldorf and Munich and focus its German efforts on Frankfurt appears to be more a strategic plan than a reaction to […]

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Mills & Reeve and George Davies vote for £77m June merger

Mills & Reeve is set to merge with Manchester firm George Davies on 1 June after their respective partnerships voted in favour of a tie-up yesterday afternoon (23 April). The financially integrated deal expands Mills & Reeve’s Manchester team to 16 partners and 89 other staff, with the combined firm’s total headcount swelling to 112 […]

SHE Matter (safety, health and the environment) — spring 2013

DLA Piper has released the spring 2013 edition of SHE Matters, the firm’s newsletter dedicated to safety, health and the environment. Contents Sentencing council consultation on draft environmental offences guideline Health claims — how fit are you? Update on REACH Legionella — the importance of control Government publishes guidance on the legal definition of waste […]

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Sidley Austin hires former Man Group GC after 10-year tenure

The group general counsel of Man Group Stephen Ross is to join Sidley Austin as co-head of London investment funds. The move follows the promotion of Man Group’s head of legal Jasveer Singh to general counsel last month, following Ross’s departure from the FTSE250 group (26 March 2013). Ross was formerly co-head of private equity […]

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