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The complex commercial litigation law review – Edition 1: Chapter Austria

By Sara Khalil, Andreas Natterer Austria has a civil law system; the codification of the main civil law provisions (the Austrian Civil Code (ABGB)) includes core concepts of contract law and dates back more than 200 years. The Austrian Civil Code governs legal relationships between consumers as well as consumers and companies. Similarly, the Austrian Commercial […]

Romania: Tax provisions in force since March 2018, significantly amended and supplemented

By Alexandra Barbu, Theodor Artenie, Anamaria Tocaci  Below we list the main provisions of Law 30/2019 amending Government Emergency Ordinance 25/2018. Corporate income tax The Registry of Non-profit Organisations and Religious Institutions will be published on the website of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) (the “Registry”). Inclusion in the Registry of entities that benefit from sponsorships is a […]

Where the true value lies for legal self-service

Recently, BCLP hosted an informative round table discussion with panellists Michael Mills and Richard Seabrook of Neota Logic alongside Catherine Bamford of BamLegal. Use cases, opportunities and best practices for enabling legal self-service in an enterprise environment were discussed with an audience of corporate legal and compliance professionals. Here are some of the most interesting […]

Bermuda – the family office proposition

Bermuda has historically flown beneath the radar when it comes to promoting itself as the ideal location for the establishment of a family office. There are likely a number of reasons for this but one is that Bermuda was often chosen as a domicile for trusts or for the location of a physical family office […]

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CPS to lose 60 staff as budget cuts bite deep

SIXTY prosecutors are to be axed from the Crown Prosecution Service as it grapples with an £8 million cut in its annual budget. But the lawyers will all be leaving the service voluntarily and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Barbara Mills, said there were no plans for compulsory redundancies. Speaking at the launch of the […]

Chinese visit

A delegation from the All China Lawyers Association visited the UK last week to see how England, Wales and Scotland trained its lawyers. A law passed on 15 May allows China’s lawyers, previously regarded as state employees, to apply for business licences to set up in practice. It also set the structure for the All […]

The revolution has just begun

The central issue in this election is simple – did you like the Law Society as it was before the Mears/Sayer revolution? If you did (and only if you did), then Tony Girling and his associates are the men for you. But does Girling, in fact, represent the old regime? He can hardly deny it. […]

A revision that further complicates awards

English libel juries are among the most generous in the world – so generous that plaintiffs will cross the Atlantic for the booty. But extravagant awards have damaged the law of defamation and although the Court of Appeal has had the power to reduce them since 1990, juries continue to make enormous awards. But juries […]

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