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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”).



Acorn Productions head of legal and business affairs: Man of mystery

Leo Dezoysa, legal boss at the company that holds the rights to Agatha Christie’s works, finds it very strange that more law students don’t plump for the in-house life There are few genuine mysteries in the legal market, but Leo Dezoysa believes one of them is why law students are funnelled towards a career in […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Vitol Finance on senior unsecured notes offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided Bermuda law advice to Vitol Finance Ltd (Vitol) on the offering of its 3.23 per cent Series L senior unsecured notes due 27 June 2018 in the aggregate principal amount of $235m (£150m). Elliot Hubbard, lawyer in Conyers’ Bermuda office, advised Vitol on the Bermuda law aspects of the transaction. K&L Gates […]

DLA Piper appoints Aravind Swaminathan as Seattle ​litigation partner

Aravind Swaminathan has joined DLA Piper’s litigation practice as a partner in the Seattle office. Previously an assistant US attorney in the Western District of Washington, Swaminathan led the cybercrime outreach programme and worked extensively with the Federal Trade Commission and other stakeholders on data privacy issues. He also served in the Complex Crimes Unit […]

Deadline day: in-house’s own transfer window day

We’re starting to wonder if in-house lawyers have their own summer transfer window. As the last minute race for football squads to splurge on new players came to an end on Monday, big-name in-house moves have been all the rage in the legal market (although a £100m lawyer is still some way off). It all […]

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