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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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Nick Fell: AET

AET general counsel Nick Fell has a passion for shipping law. He just wishes UK law firms felt the same way. Katy Dowell reports From an academic and intellectual perspective, nothing beats shipping,” claims Nick Fell, general counsel of petroleum logistics company AET, which has a fleet of 90 tankers that ship billions of dollars […]

Delivery time row ends with Commercial Court ruling

An international sugar trade deal turned sour when the seller failed to deliver on time and the case ended up in the Commercial Court. Under international trading rules, buyers are obliged to put up a letter of credit in advance to guarantee payment before the goods set sail. Under advice from commercial firm Middleton Potts, […]

Three leave BLP after global strategy disagreements

Berwin Leighton Paisner ‘s (BLP) project finance team suffered three more partner losses last week (11 December). Partners Agnieszka Klich, Jon Nash and Sohail Barkatali are the latest to leave the firm, moving to Chadbourne & Parke‘s London office, as first revealed on www.thelawyer. com (11 December). The three-partner team is the latest in a […]

‘Tis the season to be suing

Christmas is almost upon us. It is the time of peace and goodwill to all men. It is a time for love, laughter and the giving of presents. But not in the legal market. Mayer Brown kicked off the week with one of its most senior partners being charged with two counts of securities fraud, […]

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