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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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Grey matters

Some mirth emerged in the otherwise bleak proceedings between Peter Bloxham and his former firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. As reported on www.thelawyer.com (10 July), there was a group of partners who (officially or unofficially, depending on whether you take the Freshfields or Bloxham view) represented the interests of the older partners at the firm. They […]

Microsoft shakes up legal team

Microsoft UK has restructured its legal department, promoting commercial lawyer Dervish Tayyip to manage the legal group. Tayyip replaces Chris Parker, who has been promoted to senior director for law and corporate affairs in the UK. Before starting his new role, Tayyip managed the legal support for Microsoft’s services business across Europe, the Middle East […]

Semple Fraser seals landmark waste ruling

Scottish firm Semple Fraser has scored a key ruling at the Court of Appeal on the legal definition of waste. The firm, acting for OSS Group, a collector and recycler of waste oils, sought to clear up the definition of waste after the Government and the Environment Agency failed to agree on the official interpretation […]

SJ Berwin worst for CO2 emissions

SEVEN of the country’s top 20 law firms have released their carbon emission counts, with SJ Berwin spewing forth the most carbon at 19.2 tonnes of CO2 per lawyer. The firm is officially carbonneutral and claims to have been so since 2001. It has planted more than 15,000 trees in the UK to offset its […]

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