This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).
The competition framework was introduced in Mozambique in 2013 and has, since then, been completed and complemented by a few legislative acts. Even though the new framework mirrors, to a large extent, EU and Portuguese competition law, it remains to be seen how its provisions will be interpreted and effectively implemented by the Competition Regulatory Authority. The first steps towards the operationalisation of the competition enforcer were taken in April 2020, when the Mozambican government appointed Mr Júlio João Pio as President of the Board of the Competition Regulatory Authority.
On 7 July 2020, the Parliament passed Law 1/2020, setting forth tax incentive-related measures applicable to all taxpayers, resident and non-resident individuals and companies with tax debts towards the State of Equatorial Guinea.
Law no. 28/2020, of 22nd July, 2020, approved several amendments to the Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) Code. Among the several amendments, we highlight the following: • Taxable Base • Broadening of the taxable base to all rights, benefits and pecuniary or financial advantages earned by employees or service providers, work related and not included in […]
This article summarises the recently adopted Angolan competition regime. Driven by the President of the Republic’s wishes to establish a fully fledged market economy, and by certain incentives of the International Monetary Fund, it was introduced in 2018, and has since been completed and complemented by several subsequent legislative acts. Even though the new framework mirrors, to a large extent, EU competition law, it remains to be seen how a few of its unclear provisions will be interpreted and effectively implemented by the Competition Regulatory Authority (CRA), which has been up and running since 2019.
There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.
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The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]
In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.
In March 2020, the CMA established a dedicated COVID-19 taskforce to identify, monitor and respond to competition and consumer concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the task force has already been contacted more than 80,000 times.
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Firms will make smart choices when their next office move comes Attention has been focused on law firms’ own real estate ever since the pandemic began and there were plenty of developments this week, with Milbank delaying its office move to 100 Liverpool Street, Freshfields scheming how its move into 100 Bishopsgate will work, Stephenson Harwood […]
Up to 110 jobs are at risk of redundancy at Irwin Mitchell after the firm indicated it was responding to the long-term change in working patterns triggered by Covid-19. The national outfit today announced the next phase of its response to the pandemic, claiming that redundancy consultations are a direct result of an increased shift […]
A partner at RPC has left the firm after three years, following accusations that she concealed information in order to fool her own client. Nicola Cain, who joined the firm in 2017 from the BBC, was acting for former MI6 agent Christopher Steele and his company, Orbis Business Intelligence. Steele was defending a claim brought […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is acting for Chelsea’s former manager Antonio Conte in a dispute against a UK-based asset management company and its director. While representing Conte and seven other investors during a hearing in July, HSF partner Chris Bushell was successful in convincing the commercial court that it should grant a freezing order against Kidman […]
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Milbank has delayed the move into its new 100 Liverpool Street HQ while it waits for the new office to be fully completed. The Lawyer understands that the firm has renegotiated an extension of its lease at 10 Gresham Street with its landlords till the end of the year, while the fit-out at its new […]