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Hedge funds in Portugal: regulatory overview

A Q&A guide to hedge funds law in Portugal. This Q&A is part of the global guide to hedge funds. It provides a high level overview of hedge funds in Portugal. Areas covered include a market overview, legislation and regulation, marketing, managers and operators, restrictions and requirements, tax; private placement rules and upcoming reform. To […]

New research reveals risks to UK mid size businesses

The contribution of just under 30,000 businesses with an annual turnover of £10m to £149million is seriously at risk from a lack of identity, shortage of skills and talent and macro-economic uncertainty, a new benchmark report has revealed. Released today, the report uses an unprecedented range of intelligence about UK mid size businesses’ priorities, strengths […]

Online pricing, unfair practices and consumer protection

By Gwendoline Davies High street jeweller H Samuel has been fined for providing misleading pricing information online. The case highlights both what retailers can and can’t do when it comes to posting prices and promotions; and a new national and international drive towards the enforcement of consumer protection laws. Retail and Commercial Dispute Resolution specialist Gwendoline […]

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By Gwendoline Davies, Martin McKeague Walker Morris reported, at the end of last month, the High Court’s decision in Canary Wharf v EMA that Brexit will not frustrate (and therefore effectively terminate) the European Medical Agency’s lease at Canary Wharf. The High Court’s decision was generally welcomed because, had the High Court found for the EMA, countless leases […]

Supreme Court confirms security of tenure

By Ruth Ormrod Why is this case relevant to retailers? Where a commercial tenant’s lease is protected under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the 1954 Act), the tenant has a statutory right of renewal. Security of tenure is especially important for retailers, as one of their most valuable assets – goodwill – […]

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