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Bulgaria: New legislation in the rose cultivation sector

By Elena Todorova, Gergana Roussinova Bulgaria is well-known for its roses, more precisely its oilseed roses (маслодайни рози). Oilseed roses are famously used to produce rose oil, which is one of the most expensive oils, commonly referred to as “liquid gold”. Rose oil is used in the perfume industry, but the Bulgarian oilseed rose also […]

Impacts of the CJEU’s e-book decision on the trade with digital goods: Austria

By Dominik Hofmarcher, Alexander Pabst Legal Background May you resell a book that you have previously purchased? Of course. However, from a copyright perspective the reasoning is not as easy as one might think, since purchasing a copyrighted work like a book means purchasing the paper but not the rights to the content, which is […]

Popular demand: Offshore incorporated and publicly listed

Did you know that there are over 300 offshore companies listed on the London Stock Exchange? Or that there are more Cayman companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange than there are Hong Kong companies? Analysis of companies incorporated across the offshore region – Bermuda, Cayman, British Virgin Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man […]

Workplace Relations Commission awards 18 months’ remuneration following “Disastrous” bullying & harassment investigation

The recent decision of A Scheduler v An Installation Provider [2020] serves as a timely reminder that Irish-based employers will be held responsible for workplace bullying and harassment conducted by its employees and that it is vital for an employer to have an adequate Dignity at Work procedure in place. The complainant in this investigation […]

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Browne Jacobson has announced an 11.5 per cent increase in turnover for the 2013/14 financial year, with revenues rising from £45m to £50.2m. It is the fourth year in succession the firm has achieved record results, and the second time in three years with double-digit growth. The firm said growth had come across the board, […]

Nuthin’ but an OC thang

Rarely do corporate law firms and gangsta rap cross paths, but last week the two temporarily collided as headphone-maker Beats became Apple’s largest-ever acquisition. Beats, co-founded by Californian producer Andre ‘Dr Dre’ Young and music business mogul Jimmy Iovine, instructed West Coast firm Munger Tolles & Olsen on the deal. More surprising is that London-based […]

Allen & Overy advises on Bharti Airtel International’s dual-currency bond issue

Allen & Overy has advised Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV, as issuer, and Bharti Airtel Ltd, as guarantor, on Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV’s first dual-currency international bond issue under Rule 144A/Regulation S, which raised approximately $2bn (£1.2bn). The issue involved simultaneous notes offerings of $1bn and €750m (£610m). The proceeds will be used by […]

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LLPs ponder implications of members’ status ruling

Ruling on whistle-blowers’ rights and member status has LLPs in a spin  Employment lawyers branded it a “significant” decision, one that could potentially force the 64,000 LLPs in the UK to look again at their membership agreements and consider how members be classified under modern employment law. Last week the Supreme Court ruled that LLP […]

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The Lawyer Management Q&A: IBB’s Abby Winkworth

Abby Winkworth is marketing and business development partner at IBB Solicitors. She joined the firm from Deloitte in 2007. What are the misconceptions of your job? That I’m the director of pink and fluffy things. As a marketer I see no point in converting new business and then watching it leak out the sides. So […]

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