By João Afonso Fialho Anyone with experience of working in Africa will tell you that, in the past couple of years, we have been assisting them to gradually abandon old-fashioned, highly protective nationalist policies. Important nations in the continent have started to interact with the global market in a wise and realistic way.
As has been the case in recent years, companies have little reason to smile on the current Portuguese State Budget Proposal (“SB Bill”). The main surprise is the increased additional taxation of vehicles, from 10% to 15% for vehicles valued at up to € 25,000, and from 35% to 37.5% for vehicles valued at more […]
By Robert Simmons The Portuguese government is considering a universal 25% tax on online gambling GGR for its 2019 budget, according to reports in the Jornal de Negocios. A preliminary proposal, which has yet to be greenlit, would see the tax rate unified at 25% from January 2019.
By Magda Cocco, Helena Correia Mendonça, Marília Frias, Carolina Moniz Pina On 11 September 2018 came into force the new Basic Regulation – Regulation (EU) 2018 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the the Council of 4 July 2018 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (“ New […]
By Ricardo Junqueiro Getúlio Vargas once said that Brazil fears nothing in the present, prides itself on the past and relies serenely on the future. It is very doubtful that the phrase maintains any type of actuality in the days that run. Neither does the present allow us to dispel fears (on the contrary). Not even the […]
By Anže Skodlar Crypto assets and among them cryptocurrencies, which this article focuses on, have proven themselves as an eminent opportunity in many aspects of the new digital economy, giving birth to new innovative enterprises and enabling exchange of value in a decentralized manner. This is also evident in Slovenia, being a well-known hub of successful […]
By Yana Dianova Since August 10, 2017, the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 216-FZ has been in effect in Russia, providing for the legal basis for establishment and operation of innovation scientific and technological centres in order to implement the priorities of the scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, increase the investment […]
By Yana Dianova On 22 October 2018, the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree No. 592 “On the application of special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of Ukraine in relation to citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”, according to which the federal government bodies, local authorities, organizations and individuals under […]
By Paula Rome Although harassment is firmly front and centre in the media it would appear in a large number of workplaces there has been little practical impact. If we now have a newly empowered workforce who are willing to raise issues and employers are not dealing having to deal with issues then some employers […]
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The race for Clifford Chance’s senior partner role is down to two, with former London managing partner David Bickerton dropping out of the running. With Bickerton, who seemed poised to scoop the top role, stepping aside, the new senior partner will be based on the Continental front – Paris managing partner Yves Wehrli and Amsterdam managing partner […]
Well, Travers Smith proved us wrong, sort of. In The Speed Read two weeks ago we cynically noted that plenty of firms had female candidates for senior or managing partner but few ever ended up electing them. Travers has bucked the trend, however, by handing the senior partner role to long-time head of tax Kathleen […]
Shearman & Sterling’s entire Hong Kong capital markets team is moving to PRC rival Fangda Partners’ Hong Kong office in the most significant coup yet by a Chinese firm to scale up in the financial hub. The Lawyer can confirm that the entire Hong Kong capital markets practice at Shearman led by partners Colin Law and […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has made up 23 lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, with the majority being legacy Bryan Cave lawyers. It is the first set of promotions since Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) merged in April. Eighteen lawyers have been promoted across the United States, while three solicitors – all […]
Clifford Chance infrastructure M&A star Amy Mahon is joining Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s City office in yet another departure from the magic circle firm’s private equity group. Mahon’s exit follows that of Brendan Moylan to Latham & Watkins earlier this year, along with Allen & Overy infrastructure finance partner Conrad Andersen. After Moylan, Mahon was […]