By Manuel Protásio, Catarina Coimbra What regulates mining law? The Portuguese legal system is integrated in the civil/continental law system, which means that the majority of the legal provisions are comprised and enacted by statutes, written law being its primary source. The legal system is structured hierarchically and the Constitution is the leading legal instrument. The political […]
By Tiago Marreiros Moreira, João Riscado Rapoula Vieira de Almeida’s Tiago Marreiros Moreir and João Riscado Rapoula explore the new double taxation agreement between Portugal and Angola and what it could mean for companies doing business in the respective countries. In mid-September, Portugal’s prime minister made an official visit to Angola to meet the latter’s […]
It’s an innovative office that aims to transform the organizational concept itself and with a very unique approach for a law firm or any other same-size firm from a different industry. The way in which we organize ourselves in space are of paramount importance to work dynamics and organizational culture, and the team’s size and […]
By António Andrade, Sara Nazaré and João Carlos Assunção This second edition of The Trademarks Law Review seeks to build on the foundations laid in the first edition. The overall objectives remain the same: first, to provide an annual snapshot of trademark law across a broad range of jurisdictions, summarising key legal provisions and also examining recent […]
By Pedro Cassiano Santos, Ricardo Seabra Moura This fourth edition of The Lending and Secured Finance Review contains contributions from leading practitioners in 25 different countries It talks about the developments in the corporate lending and secured finance markets in their respective jurisdictions and on the challenges and opportunities facing market participants.
By John Hamer, Debbie Jackson, Richard Naish,Daniel O’Gorman The second edition of Capital Markets Update- The monthly briefing from the Corporate Group at Walker Morris rounding up the month’s developments within the equity capital markets and looking ahead to next month
By Katharine Marshall Letting out property in Jersey was once a strictly private affair between a landlord and a tenant but, for some tenants, this came at the risk of uncertainty, an uneven playing field and at worst exploitation. It is now more than five years since the first in a series of laws and regulations […]
By Ioan Roman, Alexandra Ichim, Anca Baitan Which domestic laws and regulations govern the recognition and enforcement offoreign judgments in your jurisdiction? The recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in Romania are governed by: • Book VII, Title III of the Civil Procedure Code (Law 134/2010), which was published in the Ofcial Gazette (Part I,545) […]
By Ian J Gordon, Chris Edwards-Earl BT has lost its attempt to convince the Court of Appeal that it should be able to move away from the retail prices index (RPI) for indexation of benefits for one of the sections of its pension scheme. The Court of Appeal upheld the High Court judgment that RPI had not […]
By Ben Morgan, Miranda Dunlop The European Union’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) introduced in 2016 continues to present real challenges for businesses seeking to issue certain forms of listed debt securities on any EU regulated market, multi-lateral trading facility or organised trading facility. Guernsey is not part of the European Union and has its own market abuse […]
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Ince & Co’s London head is to leave the firm after the completion of its merger with Gordon Dadds, just over a year after he was appointed to the leadership role. Formerly Ince’s director of HR, Andrew Jameson will leave the firm following its tie-up with AIM-listed Gordon Dadds. It is understood that the newly-merged […]
Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on the £608m hostile takeover offer of British oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum by a Norwegian rival. At the end of November, Norwegian company DNO ASA swooped in amid the slide in the price of oil to announce its firm intention to make an offer for Faroe Petroleum, […]
With the end of its lease approaching, Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has signed up for several floors of The Scalpel building, one of the City’s latest developments. MoFo will fill a 36,500-sq ft of space spread between levels 22 and 25 of the new building as part of a 15-year contract. It is expected to […]
White & Case has revealed its male equity partners are paid 35 per cent more than their female counterparts, as it once again becomes the first US firm in London to announce its gender pay gap data. This is the third firm to reveal its second set of gender pay figures months ahead of the deadline in […]