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Union of European practitioners in intellectual property

The contribution of the prestigious European Intellectual Property Organization (UNION), which integrates some of the leading European experts in this field, was published on the 3d December for the discussion of a patent law issue submitted to the European Boards of Appeal of Patents.

Lisbon Annual Report: Riding the wave

For VdA’s executive group partner, “law firms are under pressure to provide a top quality service, more efficiently”. The article analyses the portuguese market on business advocacy, after consulting some lawyers of the best portuguese law firms. The biggest law firm in Portugal are experiencing substantial growth, but managing partners are well aware that a downturn in […]

Portugal: Patent litigation law review

By António Andrade, Marta Alves Vieira The Portuguese patent litigation system has some particularities that make it a rather unique system. In Portugal, patent litigation generally takes place before the Intellectual Property Court (the Court). This specialised state court, with jurisdiction at a national level, has been operating in Portugal since 30 March 2012 and is […]

Can commonhold be reinvigorated?

By Michael Callaghan and Melissa Barker The Law Commission has issued a substantial consultation seeking to improve the manner in which the commonhold system operates and to persuade existing leaseholders to move to a commonhold structure. Background Commonhold is an alternative to long leasehold ownership of property. Instead of a landlord and a number of tenants, […]

In what circumstances can additional administrators be appointed?

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore According to a recent case, Zinc Hotels (Investment) Limited and others v Beveridge and others [2018] EWHC 1936 (Ch), the court does not have power to appoint additional administrators except within the constraints of paragraph 103 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986. Where administrators are appointed out of court by the […]

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João Afonso Fialho, VdA partner for projects – infrastrucures, energy & natural resources, is guest speaker at the 3rd Annual Conference of the World Initiative of Mining Lawyers (WIOML), which is held in Toledo, Spain on the 6th and 7th of June 2017. Fialho is participating in the “European Mineral Policy – “The European Renaissance […]

VdA partners discuss entrepreneurialism at Innovation Legal Warfare event

António Andrade, partner of the intellectual property practice and Fernando Resina da Silva, partner in the TMT practice, participated in the Innovation Legal Warfare event, which took place on May 24 at the TecLabs of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. In this workshop, they addressed the legal issues relating to the […]

Experts at the courtroom coalface

Seminar, 13.06.17 Chris Johnston QC will be leading an open discussion about experts with John de Bono QC, Heidi Knight and Jamie Mathieson – as well as our delegates.  Practical examples will be given of both good and bad expert approaches. Recent judicial criticisms of experts will be outlined.  The aim is for a thorough, […]

Khaitan advises on Apollo Tyres issuance

Khaitan & Co advised Apollo Tyres and Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bankand Standard Chartered Bankas transaction counsel in relation to issuance of listed non-convertible debentures aggregating to $70m by way of private placement, in series, secured by a first pari passu charge on the Issuer’s tangible movable fixed assets. Khaitan & Co acted as the […]

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