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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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DLA Piper advises former owners of Kuhnke on sale of shares to Kendrion

DLA Piper has advised the former owners of German plant and machinery manufacturer Kuhnke on the sale of all shares in Kuhnke to Kendrion, a Dutch provider of electromagnetic systems and components. Financial details were not disclosed. Kendrion acquired common shares and preference shares of Kuhnke. As return for common shares, stockholders of Kuhnke also […]

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Bingham develops its City link

As the US firm turns 40 in London, its strategy of expanding slowly is paying off It was a big week for Bingham McCutchen’s London office last week, and not all of it centred on the glamorous bash at Spencer House the firm hosted on Thursday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its UK launch. […]

Bryan Cave turns to newly-merged Dentons for Paris push

US firm Bryan Cave has picked up two lawyers from Dentons’ Paris office, including litigation head Constantin Achillas, in a bid to strengthen its litigation and financial services teams. Achillas moves to Bryan Cave alongside lawyer Jean-Norbert Pontier, who will work in the firm’s financial services client services group. The duo were both formerly lawyers […]

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HBO Europe: Show man

How do you protect a huge entertainment brand? Ask HBO Europe GC Gordon Finlayson Think of some of television’s biggest recent hits: The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, True Blood and now Game of Thrones. All have topped the ratings while garnering accolades and industry prizes. And the name behind all of them […]

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