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Antitrust Review 2021 – Portugal

This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).

Professional payment guarantee newly introduced in Luxembourg

A new professional payment guarantee law has been introduced in Luxembourg to provide professionals with a tool that grants a wider scope for contractual freedom while protecting the parties from a re-qualification that may not be in line with their legitimate expectations and their commercial agreements.

Directors’ duties

Directors are having to take decisions at speed across an ever-increasing range of issues, whether related to health and safety or HR matters, on-going trading or company finances. Aside from the ever-present implications of COVID-19, one theme that links all of these decisions is the framework within which they are taken. Directors of all UK companies must comply with their statutory duties under the Companies Act 2006.

On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends Q&A webinar discussion

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

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Creating secure ecosystems for communications

The Prism scandal has boosted awareness of vulnerability, says Mike Janke of Silent Circle Recent events surrounding the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) interception and monitoring of email and phone data under the Prism programme have given greater visibility to companies that specialise in providing secure and encrypted communications.  Silent Circle, founded by Phil Zimmerman, […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 26th January 2014

Cinema audiences are in the dark as to whether the father of vampire child Eli in 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In availed himself of statutory paternity leave. Her taste for blood would likely have cut it short if he had. Nonetheless, Scandinavian fathers of more conventional offspring have been delighting in enhanced […]

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Dentons hikes bank loans and pays hefty tax bill

Dentons’ UKMEA arm took out £5.4m in new loans in 2013, hiking its borrowings by £3m in a year. In the first set of consolidated accounts filed with Companies House following the firm’s tripartite merger (8 November 2013) Dentons revealed £3.8m of bank loans up from £828,00 the previous year. That may have informed the […]

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Another brick in the (Stone)wall

Is the profession doing enough to encourage true diversity, asks Pinsent Masons partner David Isaac The results of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index this year make interesting reading for the profession. With law firms making up 10 per cent of the organisations in this year’s index – a greater proportion than ever – it is clear […]

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Luxembourg’s Kleyr Grasso picks up Linklaters partner

Luxembourg firm Kleyr Grasso Associés has made a lateral partner hire from Linklaters, appointing Jean-Paul Spang as its ninth partner. Spang will join the firm on 1 February 2014. He has been a partner at Linklaters and its legacy firms in Luxembourg since 1998. Spang advises on a broad range of corporate and finance matters, […]

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