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The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

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Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Conyers Dill and Pearman acted for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd, a Bermuda exempted company, in a secondary IPO that was listed on NYSE on 12 November. A total of 50 million shares were offered by certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group, with the underwriters being offered a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 7.5 million […]

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DLA Piper has welcomed Erwan Lacheteau to its finance and projects team in Paris. He advises on structured finance with a particular focus on real-estate financing. He is known for his experience with investment funds and financial institutions and has advised on a large number of complex real-estate transactions. Lacheteau will work closely with the […]

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DLA Piper has advised the Hahn Group, an asset and investment manager with a focus on retail properties, on the sale of the Erding shopping centre to the KGAL Group. KGAL acquired the property for an institutional real estate fund. Erding was opened in 2008 and offers a broad range of services and products over a total […]

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