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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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CMS Hasche Sigle courts Norton Rose Cologne

Norton Rose’s Cologne office appears to be on the verge of joining CMS Hasche Sigle. It is understood that CMS Hasche Sigle is conducting due diligence on the office, the former Cologne branch of Gaedertz which joined Norton Rose in 2000. According to German legal magazine Juve, at this stage it is not clear if […]

A happy firm is a flexible firm

Louise Hadland argues that having flexible working is the enlightened way of running a firm Everybody’s talking about it – working flexibly, that is. However, not all law firms are as far down the line as they should be when it comes to offering a first-class working environment. Flexible working is a subject that has […]

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The EU Prospectus Directive requires issuers to settle on a home member state. Cormac Kissane and John Matson present the case for Ireland Under the EU Prospectus Directive, issuers need to positively elect a home member state, and there are good reasons for them to select Ireland. The directive was published on 31 December 2003, […]

Tribunal funeral

The perception that all lawyers are paid as liberally as those who work in Tribunals of Inquiry has been a PR disaster for the legal profession in Ireland. Ken Murphy reports The greatest disaster ever to befall the legal profession in Ireland has been the Tribunals of Inquiry. A handful of lawyers have made a […]

B&M’s Paris turnover elevates it into top ten

A 36 per cent surge in Paris turnover has thrust Baker & McKenzie (B&M) into France’s top 10 law firms for the first time. According to research by Juristes Associés, B&M’s French income rose from €39.7m (£27.2m) in 2002 to €54m (£36.9m) in 2003, bucking the trend in a generally unprofitable year and moving it […]

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