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Winding up petitions: High Court guidance

Regulations laid before Parliament yesterday seek to extend the current restrictions on the presentation of winding up petitions to 31 December 2020. However, there will inevitably come a time when these temporary restrictions are lifted.

Covid-19 guidance for courts in Northern Ireland – Civil Actions

On 23 September, the Lord Chief Justice’s Office issued Covid-19 Guidance for Civil Actions which applies to all civil actions in the High Court and County Court from 1 October 2020. This Guidance is an attempt by the Office of the Lord Chief Justice to have the civil courts undertake as much business as possible during the pandemic.

Running a charity at a time of crisis: reputation management tips for the third sector

Charities are undoubtedly invaluable to society, but regardless of their admirable aims, they are not immune to experiencing a crisis. This fact has come sharply into view amid the coronavirus pandemic, with charities currently experiencing , caused primarily by a drop in donations. This financial hit has left charities especially vulnerable, leaving the door open for mistakes and wrong decisions to be made. But there are steps you can take before and during a crisis to shield against reputational fallout


AIFMD update — Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands and Mauritius: approval of third country co-operation arrangements with ESMA

After much anticipation, on 30 May 2013 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced that it has approved co-operation arrangements between Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands and Mauritius and the securities regulators with responsibility for the supervision of alternative investment funds (AIFs) of all 27 EU member states, as well […]


Cyprus: Blood of the sun

Cyprus’s bailout and the haircut on deposits has hit the country hard. Although busy, the island’s law firms are also feeling the pain It was just under a year ago that Cyprus first went to the EU to ask for a bailout after suffering heavy losses from its exposure to Greek debt. Although the prospect […]

Health Alert — 3 June 2013

DLA Piper has released the 3 June 2013 issue of its Health Alert publication. It focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector. If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the DLA Piper briefing. If not, please register or sign […]

DLA Piper advises Fosun in two separate private equity investments

DLA Piper has advised Fosun International in two separate private equity investments in the medical device and hospitality industries. Led by partners Paul Chen and Jeremy Lustman, the law firm represented Fosun Pharma Group, a subsidiary of Fosun International, in its acquisition of Alma Lasers, an Israel-based manufacturer of lasers used in cosmetic surgery. Under […]

Brett Farrell

JPMorgan in-houser replaces Farrell as Media Ingenuity GC

Financial technology developer Media Ingenuity has snapped up in-house IT and IP specialist Melin Tarafdar from JPMorgan Chase as its new general counsel. Tarafdar will replace Brett Farrell, who joined Media Ingenuity from Barlow Robins in November 2011, as sole counsel at the 45-person company. Farrell is returning to Sydney, where he started his career […]

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