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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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Federal agencies and Congress accelerate defence against cyber attacks — every private company will be affected

By John A Merrigan, Lawrence E Levinson and Sydney M White Online espionage has become a common threat for US corporations. FBI director Robert Mueller said: ‘There are only two types of companies — those that have been hacked and those that will be.’ The problem for companies is serious and goes beyond espionage by competitors and foreign […]

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All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Baker & McKenzie has hired Sandrine Leclercq as a lawyer in its Luxembourg office. Leclercq joins the firm from Caceis Bank, where she was global general counsel. She will work with the funds and financial services teams.  Loyens & Loeff […]

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As the leading foreign firms race up the value chain of the legal services market in China, they leave an expanding vacuum in their wake that the local firms have been more than willing (and capable) to fill.  While there is more than enough room in the market for both the foreign and local firms […]

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Elliot Moss, director of business development  Describe your role Client development, communications, brand reputation, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and overall marketing. I work closely with senior management on international strategy, including the development of Mishcon’s New York office, and opportunities resulting from the advent of the Legal Services Act (LSA). How have you improved […]

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