To counteract tax evasion, Polish authorities have recently introduced legislation and digital systems allowing tax authorities to analyse banking systems, search for potential fraud, and block suspicious bank accounts. Effective 30 April 2018, the new rules may have an adverse effect on escrow accounts, M&A closings, and real estate transactions in Poland. This client alert […]
By Niall Crowley Increased volatility on financial markets is putting pressure on company management teams when setting valuations in M&A transactions, according to experts gathered at a seminar held by international law firm Wolf Theiss…
A new EU Regulation, which will take effect on 3 December 2018, provides for borderless online shopping. Traders are obliged to treat online customers equally, regardless of which EU-member state they come from. Geo-blocking will be abolished in many cases. However, digital content protected under copyright law and some other services are not yet affected […]
On 8 February 2018, the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission (“CPC”) issued a Decision in a Competition Advocacy proceeding initiated in 2017 for the assessment of conformity with Competition law of the legal framework applicable to heat energy supply legislation. The Competition Advocacy proceeding analyzed the respective sections of the Energy Act (“EA”), the Heat Energy […]
On March 14 2018, the Romanian law for implementing measures on EU regulation no.2016/679 on the protection of individual rights regarding the processing of personal data directive GDPR was submitted. The legislative proposal can be reviewed here…
By Ben Watson As with any new business model, awareness of employee ownership has taken some time to reach critical mass. However, the creation of a new form of employee ownership trust with generous tax breaks in 2014 and the launch of an independent inquiry by the government in 2017 entitled ‘The Ownership Dividend’ have […]
By Stuart Murray The future profitability and viability of many telecoms networks and the services provided over them could depend on decisions OFCOM is about to make on new regulations for digital infrastructure. Now is the time to act. Which appeals to you more this Christmas? Joining a luxury cruise in the Caribbean or getting […]
By Gary Roscoe TLT has reunited with clean energy investor Blackfinch Investments and Santander to complete the acquisition and project funding for two additional onshore wind turbines. The turbines – each with a 500kW generation capacity and located near Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire – were acquired through Blackfinch’s renewable energy investment entity, Sedgwick Trading.
By Aurélie Mingels On the 28th of November, the Dutch Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (‘Inspectorate’) published the results of its investigation into the practice of the Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam (‘AMC’) of the pharmaceutical compounding of an alternative to the medicine CDCA. Leadiant, the pharmaceutical company which owns the rights to the production of CDCA, had filed […]
The contribution of the prestigious European Intellectual Property Organization (UNION), which integrates some of the leading European experts in this field, was published on the 3d December for the discussion of a patent law issue submitted to the European Boards of Appeal of Patents.
This seminar on 12 December will help to provide context and suggestions for some relationship-based issues that crop up in cases that don’t have an easily accessible answer. You might also find that you leave the seminar more aware of ways in which some relationship-centred damage can sound in damages.
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Norton Rose Fulbright has launched a graduate scheme focusing on legal operations, as law firms continue to rethink the way its services are delivered. The scheme stems out of the firm’s change and innovation program NRF Transform. It will initially offer two roles available from March 2019, followed by four other positions opening next September that […]
Baker McKenzie is developing an information governance project to help clients redesign the way they handle data in light of a tighter regulatory framework. The ongoing project, which started last April, is currently led by the firm’s London-based global ediscovery and data advisory managing director Bryant Isbell and Toronto IT partner Theo Ling. The duo […]
4 Pump Court silk Alexander Gunning QC has joined magic circle chambers One Essex Court in a key boost to the set’s arbitration group. Gunning was first called to the Bar in 1994, taking silk six years ago with a practice focused heavily on international arbitration, as well as commercial in the energy, insurance, construction […]
Associates at Slaughter and May are in line to pick up Christmas bonuses of up to 14 per cent and will also receive salary raises in the new year. Newly qualified (NQs) will receive an extra 8.25 per cent of their basic salary as a bonus, while 4.5 to 6.5 year PQEs will receive 14 per cent. […]
Riverview Law has made its first significant hire since being brought by EY four months ago, appointing a former Barclays general counsel to a new director role. Rob Dinning will be a director of legal function co-sourcing, a new unit within the business that helps global corporations change their operating model to achieve a combination of […]