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EECC Transposition – Portuguese Regulator ANACOM Publishes Draft

In this context, the Portuguese communications regulator (ANACOM) published on 4 August 2020 a draft document aimed at transposing the EECC (the Draft Transposition of the EECC), following a public consultation launched by the Government/ANACOM on 26 November 2019, in which various stakeholders provided their inputs on the matter. As a general rule, the draft transposition […]

Wrongful trading in Northern Ireland what is it and what has changed

Wrongful trading is a term that has received quite a bit of press over the last few months, mainly through the headlines generated by the UK Government’s unprecedented amendment to the wrongful trading provisions contained within our insolvency legislation. But what exactly is wrongful trading and what has changed?

Where feeding feels like abuse – a harrowing case

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership & North Bristol NHS Trust v WA & Ors [2020] EWCOP 37 Introduction This application concerned WA, a Palestinian refugee, who believes he was born on 29 December 1994, and who was therefore 25 years old. WA is a patient at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, having been admitted due to malnourishment. […]

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Four firms lock horns in complex Ukrainian wrangle

Covington & Burling has received a successful outcome in a long-running dispute arising out of Ukraine. The firm and Hogan Lovells were defending a pair of oligarchs in a dispute brought by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s client Avonwick Holdings, in a case that featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases 2019.  British Virgin Islands-based […]

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Success for Manchester City as lawyers overturn Champions League ban

Manchester City can breathe a monumental sigh of relief after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today set aside and replaced a previous decision that banned them for two years from the Champions League. In a highly-anticipated ruling handed down on Monday morning, the CAS announced it was overturning a two-year ban and reducing […]

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2019/20 financials: CMS reveals another year of single-digit revenue growth

CMS saw its global turnover grow by just under 5 per cent to €1.42bn last year, its third financial results since its merger with Olswang and Nabarro, It marks an increase from the previous 12 months’ €1.36bn, with the latest results covering the 2019 calendar year. Its UK LLP had a similar performance, this time covering […]

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SFO to launch internal review after judge criticises chief

Despite two successful convictions in the Unaoil bribery case, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will now conduct an internal review after its head Lisa Osofsky was criticised by the judge over dealings with an intermediary. In a ruling made public on Monday, Judge Martin Beddoe rebuked Osofsky for making herself vulnerable to flattery during the […]

Dentons

Dentons to close two UK offices in switch to full-time remote working

Dentons is to shut its Aberdeen and Watford offices, with its employees and partners set to work from home permanently from now on. The firm will vacate the two premises, with all partners and employees (consisting of 66 people all together) set to permanently work from home. The Aberdeen and Watford employees will remain at […]

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