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Adverse costs awards: Ignore open offer at your purse’s peril

In the recent case of O’Reilly & Anor v Neville & Ors [2018] IEHC 228, the plaintiffs and defendants were parties to a building agreement for a dwelling house. The plaintiffs claimed various defects in the building works and ultimately sought damages for breach of contract. Following the hearing of the eleven-day trial, Mr Justice […]

Mozambique: Government go-ahead for spectrum auction

The Mozambique Government has recently published in the Official Gazette Resolution no. 12/2018, of April 25, determining the authorisation for the launch of an auction procedure for the grant of rights of use of radio frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. The base bidding prices shall be set by a Joint Order to […]

New compulsory Bermuda bye-law filing requirements

The Companies Amendment Act, 2018, which is deemed to have come into operation on 21 March 2018, amends the Companies Act, 1981 as regards the filing of information contained in bye-laws and applies to all Bermuda companies having a share capital. Under transitional provisions, all such companies will have a period of six months from […]

Polish law considerations: advance amount versus earnest money

This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in […]

Poland reforms law to facilitate business activity

As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland. The legal acts are: Entrepreneurs Law Act;  Act on Ombudsman for Small and Medium-sized Entrepreneurs; Act on the rules for participation of foreign entrepreneurs and other foreign persons in […]

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Court of Appeal casts doubt over the effectiveness of anti-discharge provisions

In CIMC Raffles Offshore (Singapore) Ltd & anr v Schahin Holdings SA [2013] EWCA Civ 644, 7 June 2013 the Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal in a case concerning the extent to which a guarantee still applies if the guaranteed contract has been varied so that it fundamentally differs from the original guaranteed […]

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Meyer QC, Lorna

Lorna Meyer QC is head of the family law group at No5 Chambers. She is a member of the family and international human rights groups. This information was sourced from the No5 Chambers website.

Procurement and public sector equality duty review

On 6 September 2013, the minister for women and equalities published a statement on the outcome of the review. As many of you will recall, the need for and workability of the Public Sector Equality Duty imposed by the last government has received much debate, in particular as to how it would sit in the […]

How Aviva got tough with its panel

Business gurus might wag their fingers and tell firms to do X and Y, but everyone knows that nothing beats the inside scoop. So, at your service, we got the real story on the insurance giant’s much-awaited panel review. We won’t lay all our cards on the table just yet (for that, you’ll have to […]

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Job Watch: M&A

In the past few months there has been a growing sense, at least in parts of the corporate sector, that the M&A market is finally back.  As RedLaw Recruitment’s Amy Hambleton says, “2013 has seen a marked increase in deals which don’t abort and there is a sense of optimism becoming prevalent among corporate lawyers.” […]

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