On 24 July 2019 the European Commission issued new guidelines geared towards access of third-party nationals and corporations in the EU public procurement area, as part of a package of initiatives aiming to ensure fair competition, high quality and a level playing field in public procurement markets, regardless of origin of bidders.
In the course of the last months, two Judges of the Cyprus Administrative Court have issued conflicting decisions concerning the regulation promulgated by the Cyprus Pharmacy Board on the operation hours of pharmacies in Cyprus during the summer period.
The Green Deal lays out a detailed European plan as an initial roadmap for tackling climate change and economic inequality to improve the quality of life of the EU and its citizens. It reviews and resets the Commission’s environmental targets, requires more public investment and increased efforts to direct private capital towards climate and environmental action.
Cyprus has published a Temporary Framework to provide antitrust guidance on permissible cooperation among businesses especially for critical products and services in the health sector.
Coexistence agreements can be an easier and cheaper solution to disputes over trademark similarity between parties rather than litigation under appropriate circumstances.
Following on from the package of relief measures offered in the personal loan, credit card and overdraft markets, the FCA has confirmed a range of measures to protect customers in the motor finance market.
The government is paving the way for local planning authorities to be able to hold virtual committee meetings.
Landlords will not be able to take possession proceedings in respect of their tenants’ leases in England and Wales during the current coronavirus crisis. We consider how recent measures are impacting on commercial landlords.
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Interest-free state loans and guarantees Following the first three credit and guarantee initiatives COVID I, II and COVID Prague designed for the small and medium sized enterprises, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“MoIT”) and the Czech-Moravian Guarantee and Development Bank (“CMGDB”) are now planning a COVID III guarantee. COVID […]
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Article 23 to 27 of the Capital Markets Law (governing material transactions and minority shareholders, including the right to exit, the offer to buy shares, the obligation to buy shares, the right to sell) will not apply to the transactions of the Turkey Wealth Fund, sub-funds and companies that will […]
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As law firm leaders debate a return to the office, others are still preoccupied with questions of pay and – in some cases – mere survival. Here are the key takeaways. Where Slaughters leads, others will follow Slaughter and May has cut salaries for newly qualified solicitors to a measly £87,000. What can you say […]
Ashurst and Eversheds Sutherland have seen through the sale of struggling Italian restaurant Carluccio’s, after it fell into administration nearly two months ago. Carluccio’s brought in FRP as its administrators in late March, with Ashurst restructuring partner Drew Sainsbury taking the lead from the firm. Today it was announced that Boparan Restaurant Group will take […]
Slaughter and May has reduced salaries for newly qualified solicitors in response to the coronavirus pandemic. NQs qualifying in September will now receive £87,000, a reduction on the £92,000 base salary that this year’s crop take home. The news was first reported in RollonFriday. Salaries often drop in times of recession. For example, NQ pay […]
Pearson’s general counsel is leaving the education publisher to join GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare business. Bjarne Tellmann – who has been Pearson’s GC for six years – is joining GSK where he will take up the role of senior vice president and general counsel from July. Tellmann joined Pearson in 2014 from the Coca-Cola company, where […]
KPMG has pulled off a three-strong hire to bolster its burgeoning UK legal consulting unit, as it looks to take on a growing number of large-scale mandates that have been flooding its lawyers since the Covid-19 crisis hit. The unit is the UK version of KPMG’s global legal operations and transformation service (LOTS), which supports […]
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