Decree-Law no. 81/2018, of 15 October has been published and it implements a set of extraordinary measures to clear backlogs in the administrative and tax courts. At the same time, it creates teams of judges whose mission is to deal with cases awaiting a final decision in the administrative and tax courts that were filed […]
Presidential Decree no. 240/18 of 12 October (the “Regulation”) was published recently and further develops the framework of Law no. 5/18 of 10 May – the Competition Law. The Regulation clarifies and put into effect certain rules and procedures in the context of competition law. In particular, they address the rules on restrictive practices, merger […]
Announced in 2016 (following the 2016 Web Summit) and formally approved in 2017 (right before the 2017 Web Summit), the 200m Co-investment Fund (the «Fund») was set to increase the availability of equity and quasi-equity financial instruments to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It focuses on startups and follows a logic of co-investment with private […]
By Peter Williams Residential landlords will be required to spend up to £3,500 of their own money improving the energy efficiency of their properties. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) for properties that are to be let came into force on 1 April 2018. The regulations apply to both commercial and residential properties but this […]
We are finding that solicitors – and indeed others operating in the professional services sector – are facing a work-life balance crisis. In fact, according to our recent survey on workplace stress, 61% of the sector attributed lack of time as a key source of their work pressure. We believe technology can help solicitors use […]
Legal firms are embracing digital legal software – reimagining their business, streamlining processes, integrating real-time systems, providing mobile access and automating routine tasks. As part of this, increasing numbers of lawyers are choosing to find out more about what is going on behind the technology that is transforming the way they work.
By Srdjana Petronijević and Zoran Šoljaga The Serbian Commission for Protection of Competition (the “Commission“) is taking steps to encourage the birth rate in Serbia, one of the country’s primary political objectives. Its contribution to achieve that objective is current antitrust investigation on the baby care product market, which could ultimately lead to a price […]
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BT has ushered in a new director of legal for litigation, hiring investigations partner Michael Isaacs from Bristol-headquartered firm TLT. Isaacs’ career has spanned a range of different roles, both in-house and in law firms. Before his 11-month stint at TLT, he was head of banking and finance litigation at Pinsent Masons from 2013 to […]
The University of Law (ULaw) has pledged to open its first international campus, in Hong Kong, by spring 2019. The new campus will receive its first student intake the following September and will initially offer a portfolio of postgraduate courses. A spokesperson for the institution said that courses will be taught in English; but would not […]
After promoting no-one in London last year, Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced its highest number of City promotions in three years. The US firm has made up three new partners in London out of a total of 11 globally. James Bromley will be a partner in the private funds practice, while Alexander Martin will join the […]
Mayer Brown is to make up 34 lawyers to partner next year, its highest global round since 2012 when 39 promotions took effect. Four City partners have been made up; employment lawyer Giles Bywater, banking and finance lawyer Merryn Craske and litigators James Morris and James Whitaker. Morris trained at Nabarro and Craske at Baker McKenzie, […]
Slaughter and May is in line to pick up a pay packet of £700,000 for its work advising on the administration of payday lender Wonga, falling in line with fees already paid to legal advisers on retail restructurings. The firm was drafted in when Wonga collapsed into administration under a mass of compensation claims at […]
Over 10 months since announcing its intentions to launch a UK legal arm, Deloitte is gearing up for an official opening at the start of next year with a team of 60 lawyers, The Lawyer has learned. The big four accountancy firm, which currently has a team of 50 practising lawyers and 125 fee-earners, is getting ready […]