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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

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 […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

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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Reed Smith has continued to add to its finance practice with the hire of Pinsent Masons partner Matthew Heaton.   Heaton, who is listed on Pinsents’ website as a specialist in leveraged and acquisition finance, syndicated and bilateral facilities and property and asset financing, joins Reed Smith’s real estate finance practice. Tamara Box, global co-chair […]

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Dentons has split up with its Ghanaian ally Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah after a 12-year relationship, forcing the international firm to find a new partner in the West African state. Dentons has signed a new association with JLD & MB Legal Consultancy to replace its tie-up with Bentsi-Enchill. In a statement, Bentsi-Enchill said the two firms […]

Bakers and Clifford Chance help to mop up Spanish banking sector

The UK banking sector has generated rich pickings for corporate lawyers over the past few years, with deals including the Co-op Group’s split and Lloyds’ reprivatisation. Over in Spain, the banking sector is also in the midst of a wave of transactions that are helping it to get back on track. The latest of these […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) turned over £800m in its first full year as a merged firm, with a net profit of £232m giving it a margin of 29 per cent for 2013/14. Following the combination of the respective firms’ profit pools and subsequent restructure of the combined firm’s remuneration system, average profit per equity partner […]

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