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Union of European practitioners in intellectual property

The contribution of the prestigious European Intellectual Property Organization (UNION), which integrates some of the leading European experts in this field, was published on the 3d December for the discussion of a patent law issue submitted to the European Boards of Appeal of Patents.

Lisbon Annual Report: Riding the wave

For VdA’s executive group partner, “law firms are under pressure to provide a top quality service, more efficiently”. The article analyses the portuguese market on business advocacy, after consulting some lawyers of the best portuguese law firms. The biggest law firm in Portugal are experiencing substantial growth, but managing partners are well aware that a downturn in […]

Portugal: Patent litigation law review

By António Andrade, Marta Alves Vieira The Portuguese patent litigation system has some particularities that make it a rather unique system. In Portugal, patent litigation generally takes place before the Intellectual Property Court (the Court). This specialised state court, with jurisdiction at a national level, has been operating in Portugal since 30 March 2012 and is […]

Can commonhold be reinvigorated?

By Michael Callaghan and Melissa Barker The Law Commission has issued a substantial consultation seeking to improve the manner in which the commonhold system operates and to persuade existing leaseholders to move to a commonhold structure. Background Commonhold is an alternative to long leasehold ownership of property. Instead of a landlord and a number of tenants, […]

In what circumstances can additional administrators be appointed?

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore According to a recent case, Zinc Hotels (Investment) Limited and others v Beveridge and others [2018] EWHC 1936 (Ch), the court does not have power to appoint additional administrators except within the constraints of paragraph 103 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986. Where administrators are appointed out of court by the […]

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Deals summary

SJ Berwin (Tom O’Grady) advised Buckingham Estates Partnership on the sale of a £40m property portfolio to Buckingham Estates, a subsidiary of Golfrate Holdings. Buckingham Estates advised by Darlingtons (Simon Lawrence, David Swede). DJ Freeman (Stephen O’Brien, Helen Dyer) acted for financers Royal Bank of Scotland. Gouldens (Suzanne Billington) advised Pillar Property and the Hercules […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – CORUS/COMPANHIA SIDERURGICA NACIONAL

CC and Slaughters lead Corus and CSN’s transatlantic tie-up Clifford Chance and Slaughter and May have taken the leading roles on a groundbreaking merger between Corus and Brazilian steel giant Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN). The tie-up will create the world’s fifth-largest steel company and the only transatlantic one.A Clifford Chance team led by New York-based, […]

Atlas shrugged

After just two months in the job, Atlas Capital’s Alex Wise may appear to have the weight of the world on his shoulders, but as Emma Vere-Jones reports, he isn’t fazed at all Alex Wise is the new kid on the block at Atlas Capital. Appointed to the role of legal and compliance director in […]

Opinion

The UK Govern-ment has been criticised for the approach taken in the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002. They are late, unclear and not sufficiently far-reaching. This view is somewhat harsh.First, look at the questions they were asked to solve: what law should apply to transactions concluded over the internet? Is it necessary to amend […]

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