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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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Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised on the Bermuda aspects of the financing for Signet Jewelers’ $1.4bn (£834m) acquisition of Zale Corporation, including a $400m unsecured note issuance, credit facility amendments and an issuance under the group’s ABS programme. Martin Lane of Conyers’ London office advised on the matter, working alongside Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

DLA Piper advises NH Hoteles on sale of share capital to Foncière des Mur subsidiary

DLA Piper has advised NH Hoteles SA on the sale of the entire issued and outstanding share capital of Onroerend Goed Beheer Maatschappij Stadhouderskade Amsterdam BV (OGBM) to a subsidiary of Foncière des Murs, a french real estate management company. OGBM is the owner of the property in which the NH hotel Amsterdam centre is operated. Foncière des […]

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Asia Pacific 150 2014: Year of the indie

After the first flush of enthusiasm, international firms are reassessing their position in Asia Pacific, while the locals go for growth  Welcome to The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 2014. This is the second annual ranking of the largest law firms by lawyer numbers across Asia Pacific, including a comprehensive overview of the important developments in […]

Happy 4 July Davis Polk

This Friday is 4 July, one of the biggest holidays of the year in the US, but for the country’s law firms – notably Davis Polk & Wardwell – that’s no reason to rest easy. At least not overseas. As we report this week in the exclusive research contained in Asia Pacific 150 2014, the […]

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