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New online court may improve chances of tenancy arrears recovery

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

Dress codes in the workplace: new government guidance

By Stuart McBride New guidance entitled “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” was published by the Government Equalities Office last week.  It follows the 2016 online petition started by a woman who was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels. The petition led to a Parliamentary Enquiry […]

Timor-Leste oil and gas: New maritime treaty with Australia

On 6 March 2017, in New York, delegations of both countries signed, before the United Nations’ Secretary-General and Portugal’s former Prime-Minister, António Guterres, the “Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea”. The new maritime boundaries between the two countries represent, after almost 50 years, Australian’s […]

Portugal: New regime for conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital

Law No. 7/2018 was published on 2 March and created a legal regime for the conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital in commercial companies, or companies adopting a commercial form, incorporated under the Laws of Portugal. The new law entered into force on the day after its publication and clearly aims to provide an extrajudicial […]

Portugal: Exploitation of lithium

Lithium minerals have seen a rise in demand and price since 2011, which became even greater in 2016, and the expectation is that this rise will continue along with the growing demand for electric vehicles. Lithium supply security has become a top priority for technology companies in the United States and Asia and, worldwide, lithium […]

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Gowling WLG advises Hyperoptic on investment

Gowling WLG client Hyperoptic has secured an investment of £21m from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help it provide 1 Gbps fibre broadband to more than half a million homes across the UK. Gowling WLG’s advisers were led by banking and finance partner Chris Brierley. Principal associate Navin Prabhakar also worked on the deal. They drew on […]

VAT – new landmark case law for fund industry

On 10 August 2016, the Luxembourg Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the Luxembourg lower administrative tribunal regarding the VAT treatment of fund investment management services supplied by a Luxembourg-based asset manager to an Irish SICAV and entirely delegated to a US service provider. Arendt & Medernach’s intervention for the asset manager concerned: (i) […]

Germany: Bonn appetites

At The Lawyer’s 2016 European Awards, Flick Gocke Schaumburg (FGS) took the title of German law firm of the year, fighting off stiff competition from the likes of Gleiss Lutz, Hengeler Mueller and 2015 champion Noerr.

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