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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”).



Law Society spin supremo bails as questions linger over leaders

The Law Society’s top spin doctor is bailing out in a sudden departure that reignites speculation over the organisation’s communications and relationship with practising solicitors. It emerged earlier this week (15 January) that Graham Capper – Chancery Lane’s head of corporate communications – will leave his post today (17 January). His move follows a bitter […]

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — January 2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group. Contents Betting and gaming Japan looking at casino promotion legislation US: Garden State gambling goes online Broadcasting Italian DTT broadcasting — new decision on LCN allocation Consumer and data protection German Federal High Court underlines the legality […]

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The Hot 100: Litigation/regulation

Neal Gibson  Nabarro Dual-qualified Nabarro litigation partner Neal Gibson has represented a variety of high-profile pensions and financial services clients in cases spanning the IBM litigation to the restructuring of UK Coal.  He led a team to win a case for trustees of IBM over documents going back to 1983. He also represented the trustees […]

CFTC issues substituted compliance determinations for six jurisdictions

On 20 December 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a series of comparability determinations for certain swap dealer (SD) and major swap participant (MSP) business conduct requirements included in the Entity-Level Requirements with respect to the law and regulations applicable in Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU), Hong Kong, Japan and Switzerland. The […]

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Getting your lateral hires right

Taking on a lateral hire is a risk, but we all have to take risks now and again. The right lateral hire will enable you to win market share and help to propel your firm’s growth ahead of your competition. Or it will end in tears – expensive ones at that. I am a lateral […]

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