By Paulo Pinheiro, Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira, Catarina Pinto Correia andAna Marta Castro Portugal is a signatory to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), which provides for reciprocal market access commitments in procurement between the European Commission (EC) and World Trade Organization members that are signatories to the GPA. As an […]
Manuel Gouveia Pereira, managing associate, writes the article “Environmental law and practice in Portugal”, published by Practical Law of Thomson Reuters In a Q&A format, Manuel Gouveia Pereira makes an overview of the environmental law and practice in Portugal, among other topics.
iago Correia Moreira, managing associate, Helena Correia Mendonça, principal consultant, and José Miguel Carracho, associate, write the portuguese chapter for the “FinTech in Portugal: overview”, published by Practical Law Company of Thomson Reuters. This Q&A article provides an overview of the financial services sector and the FinTech sector, among other topics.
Manuel Protásio, partner, and Vanusa Gomes, managing international adviser of RLA – exclusive member of VdA Legal Partners, contribute for the well known international publication ICLG: Project Finance 2019, published by Global Legal Group. The lawyers write the chapter for Angola, where they explain Angola’s legislation regarding project finance.
Pedro Cassiano Santos analyzes the legal changes in the Portuguese finance sector for Iberian Lawyer, for its June edition. The VdA partner refers that, “numerous legal changes have been approved in recent months or enter into force during the course of 2019, having already been published last year, which will have an impact on the […]
By Rebecca de Hoest The long-running second inquest into the death of Private Geoff Gray at Deepcut Barracks ended yesterday when HH Peter Rook QC returned a conclusion of suicide. Geoff was only 17 years old when he was found dead from gunshot wounds in the grounds of the Officers’ Mess at approximately 01.10 hours […]
When: June 25, 2019 | 4pm London/BST When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on 25 May 2018, it eliminated the cost barrier for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), potentially increasing the burden on organisations required to provide the results, and all in a tighter timeline. This […]
Date: Wednesday 10th JulyTime: 8.30 – 10.00amVenue: Cafe CentroThe use of automation and self-service applications is becoming a popular choice for legal departments today but how do you go about implementing these tools in your organisation? Where do you begin and what should the process look like? Join Neota Logic and your peers for an informative breakfast roundtable session at Hawksmoor where you […]
Predictive coding is frequently suggested as a way to empower legal teams and other subject matter experts to focus their time on the details that are core to the case. What is sometimes unclear for those receiving these suggestions, however, is how predictive coding actually works, or how it can be used e ectively in […]
In what must be a coronial first an assistant coroner has issued a ‘PFD report’ directed at the Chief Coroner suggesting he may be able to take action himself to prevent future deaths by issuing guidance to coroners regarding post-mortem investigations after shooting cases. On 20 June 2019 HH Peter Rook QC concluded the second […]
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Baker McKenzie has identified 97 of its London professional and business services (PBS) staff as at risk, as part of an ongoing three-year global reorganisation plan of its PBS functions. The firm has confirmed that 33 people currently hold roles that are at risk of being made redundant. Another 18 people have already resigned their […]
Kirkland & Ellis and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz were the two lead US advisers on the $63bn transatlantic deal between pharmaceutical giants AbbVie and Allergan. AbbVie, an American biopharmaceutical company, has acquired Allergan, a Dublin-based botox-maker, in a cash and stock deal. The combined company is expected to increase leadership across healthcare fields such […]
Clifford Chance has debuted an apprenticeship training scheme for legal project managers, as firms are increasingly on the look-out for professionals to support large-scale client initiatives. The new scheme was developed in collaboration with experts from WhiteHat, a startup that creates alternatives to university through apprenticeships and was co-founded by Euan Blair, the eldest son […]
Sidley Austin has lost its third partner in the City to US rival Dechert, following on from the exits of John McGrath and Simon Fawell earlier this month. The Lawyer revealed that McGrath and Fawell were to make the move, having worked together at Sidley on structured finance matters. McGrath focuses on corporate deals, while Fawell […]
Allen & Overy has succumbed to the NQ pay race, becoming the latest magic circle firm to bump up its remuneration for newly-qualified solicitors to £100,000. The change means NQs will receive a minimum of £100,000, including bonus, which is a 20 per cent increase on the £83,000 that A&O previously set at the end […]
Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills have failed to defeat the Republic of Estonia in an arbitration case heard in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The two firms were acting for utility provider AS Tallinna Vesi and its Dutch shareholder United Utilities, whose claim dates back to 2014. They commenced proceedings against […]