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New online court may improve chances of tenancy arrears recovery

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

Dress codes in the workplace: new government guidance

By Stuart McBride New guidance entitled “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” was published by the Government Equalities Office last week.  It follows the 2016 online petition started by a woman who was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels. The petition led to a Parliamentary Enquiry […]

Timor-Leste oil and gas: New maritime treaty with Australia

On 6 March 2017, in New York, delegations of both countries signed, before the United Nations’ Secretary-General and Portugal’s former Prime-Minister, António Guterres, the “Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea”. The new maritime boundaries between the two countries represent, after almost 50 years, Australian’s […]

Portugal: New regime for conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital

Law No. 7/2018 was published on 2 March and created a legal regime for the conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital in commercial companies, or companies adopting a commercial form, incorporated under the Laws of Portugal. The new law entered into force on the day after its publication and clearly aims to provide an extrajudicial […]

Portugal: Exploitation of lithium

Lithium minerals have seen a rise in demand and price since 2011, which became even greater in 2016, and the expectation is that this rise will continue along with the growing demand for electric vehicles. Lithium supply security has become a top priority for technology companies in the United States and Asia and, worldwide, lithium […]

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Eversheds has advised Investec Bank, as sponsor and sole bookrunner, on the £308.5m main market initial public offering (IPO) of FDM Group, an IT-focused international professional services provider. Founded in 1991, FDM is a UK-based international professional services provider focusing principally on IT, specialising in the recruitment, training and deployment of its own permanent IT […]

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With the fallout from Libor still raging, PPI claims still filtering through and a hefty volume of smaller claims on their plates, now is certainly a suitable time for banks to be concerned about their legal heft. But what exactly are they doing? Many have been reorganising their legal teams accordingly, deciding that it’s better […]

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Its legal market is destined to open up to US and European firms soon. Korean players are finding ways to power up for the challenge It has been more than two years since Ropes & Gray, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton and Clifford Chance became the first foreign firms to be allowed to open offices […]

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