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Consumer loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs

By Mateja Ule In the past years, Slovenian courts have been faced with several actions filed by consumers requesting the court to declare loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs null and void. While the courts of first and second instance seemed to struggle to find a common approach in assessing the validity of Swiss francs loan […]

Are robots writing your will?

By Aidan Grant Law firm VWV conducted a poll which found that the majority of people asked are wary about the use of artificial intelligence in the preparation of wills, with almost a third of respondents saying that they would not want any artificial involvement at all. It must be said that, as with many stories, […]

Adjudication decisions: Avoiding enforcement where the money may disappear

By Michael Bennett The losing party in an adjudication always asks one question – do we really have to pay?  In most cases the answer will be yes, but the list of reasons for saying no just got slightly longer. The recent Court of Appeal case of Gosvenor London Limited v Aygun Aluminium UK Limited [2018] EWCA […]

Data Protection Officer: Bar Association makes announcement on overlapping roles

The General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association («PBA») has finally announced its position on the situation of lawyers who act as Data Protection Officers («DPOs»). This announcement clarifies the PBA’s understanding on holding the position of DPO while practising as a lawyer. The PBA’s position appears in Opinion no. 14/PP/2018-G, published on 28 September […]

Cayman Islands economic substance requirements

By Nick Rogers, David McIntyre From 1 January 2019, new legislation will come into effect in the Cayman Islands, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman. The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 was passed on 17 December 2018, after an extensive process of consultation with the EU […]

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Bindman faces £250K negligence lawsuit

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Linklaters, Slaughters and Freshfields top of their class as corporate deals soar

Linklaters, Slaughters and Freshfields top of their class as corporate deals soar” />With Slaughter and May leading the way, the corporate-heavy firms have astonished everyone during the first six months of the year. Linklaters partners can fly off to their partnership conference in Monte Carlo next weekend happy with £100m more in the bank than […]

Ward Hadaway team with Deloitte to launch China offering

Newcastle-based law firm Ward Hadaway, Deloitte and management consultants RTC North have joined forces to launch a service enabling UK companies to break into the Chinese market. The trio will provide a service which will guide companies on the legal, financial and organisational aspects of penetrating the Chinese market. Ward Hadaway commercial partner Damien Charlton […]

The midlands

Putsmans and Shakespeares have signed a merger agreement, creating a new £20m player in the already crowded Birmingham mid-market. Putsmans and Shakespeares join forces Putsmans and Shakespeares have signed a merger agreement, creating a new £20m player in the already crowded Birmingham mid-market. The combined firm, which will have more than 50 partners, will be […]

Prioritising diversity

During the past couple of years Pinsent Masons has embarked upon a number of initiatives to ensure that minority groups are recognised and represented in our business. One way to recognise minority groups has been to work with equality lobbying group Stonewall as a member of its Diversity Champions programme. The programme is a good […]

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