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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”).

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Wild in the country

Public sector poster boy Geoff Wild is at it again. Not content with generating a £1.42m profit for Kent County Council (KCC) in 2008-09 – which was used to fund frontline services and allowed the authority to set the lowest council tax rise in its history – the legal chief has teamed up with regional firm Geldards to punt out services to public bodies across England and Wales.

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Links’ all-equity plan back in the picture

Linklaters is on track with its plans to move to an almost all-equity partnership, with the firm expecting its salaried ranks to account for 10 per cent of the ­partnership at the year-end.

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Will Luxembourg become a European hub for Islamic finance? Chokri Bouzidi says new, clearer definitions will help

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