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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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Malaysia’s Zicolaw expands into Laos

Malaysia’s largest law firm Zicolaw has continued its regional expansion by adding a firm in Laotian capital Vientiane to its network. Three-lawyer Vientiane Law Co, which is led by managing partner Viengsavanh Phanthaly, was founded in 2009 and focuses on foreign investment into Laos as well as IP and dispute resolution. The firm is the […]

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Asia Pac 150: Headcount at Eversheds falls by 23.5 per cent

Eversheds dropped lawyer headcount in the Asia Pacific by 23.5 per cent in 2013.  The firm is among many international firms trimming numbers and shifting strategies in the region in the face of growing competition, according to The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 2014, which is published today (30 June). While two thirds of the Top […]

Quinn guilty of too much contact in Apple, Nokia leaks

The rivalries between smartphone giants Samsung, Apple and Nokia are well known but Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was condemned for going too far this month. The firm and longstanding client Samsung have been ordered to pay rivals Apple and Nokia over £1.2m in damages after leaking confidential information. Details of patent infringement bust-ups and […]

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