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Consumer loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs

By Mateja Ule In the past years, Slovenian courts have been faced with several actions filed by consumers requesting the court to declare loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs null and void. While the courts of first and second instance seemed to struggle to find a common approach in assessing the validity of Swiss francs loan […]

Are robots writing your will?

By Aidan Grant Law firm VWV conducted a poll which found that the majority of people asked are wary about the use of artificial intelligence in the preparation of wills, with almost a third of respondents saying that they would not want any artificial involvement at all. It must be said that, as with many stories, […]

Adjudication decisions: Avoiding enforcement where the money may disappear

By Michael Bennett The losing party in an adjudication always asks one question – do we really have to pay?  In most cases the answer will be yes, but the list of reasons for saying no just got slightly longer. The recent Court of Appeal case of Gosvenor London Limited v Aygun Aluminium UK Limited [2018] EWCA […]

Data Protection Officer: Bar Association makes announcement on overlapping roles

The General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association («PBA») has finally announced its position on the situation of lawyers who act as Data Protection Officers («DPOs»). This announcement clarifies the PBA’s understanding on holding the position of DPO while practising as a lawyer. The PBA’s position appears in Opinion no. 14/PP/2018-G, published on 28 September […]

Cayman Islands economic substance requirements

By Nick Rogers, David McIntyre From 1 January 2019, new legislation will come into effect in the Cayman Islands, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman. The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 was passed on 17 December 2018, after an extensive process of consultation with the EU […]

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Clifford Chance hits year-end on a revenue high

What better way to kick off a management stint at a top UK firm than to give partners the good news that revenue, net profit and PEP have reached an all-time high? Clifford Chance managing partner Matthew Layton, who took over in May from incumbent David Childs, has done exactly that. Today Clifford Chance became […]

Goodman Derrick assists in establishment of independent press monitor

Goodman Derrick has been commissioned to assist in the establishment of IMPRESS: the Independent Monitor for the Press.  Launched in December 2013, the IMPRESS Project is aimed at establishing a press regulator that is independent of both newspaper owners and politicians.  With the support of journalists and free-speech campaigners including Sir Harold Evans, Lisa Appignanesi […]

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