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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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SJ Berwin PE partner Harris switches to Hogan Lovells

SJ Berwin private equity partner Ed Harris has quit for Hogan Lovells, a year after the two firms advised Duke Street on a cash injection into the Parabis Group. According to an internal memo sent to Hogan Lovells staff this morning, Harris will work with the firm’s global co-head of private equity Alan Greenough and […]

Pamboridis celebrates 10-year anniversary

On 1 October 2013, general commercial and corporate law firm Pamboridis celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Pamboridis serves clients not only in Cyprus (Nicosia) and Greece (Athens) but also in the region of south-east Europe and the Middle East. 

Pilar Menor takes on the role of DLA Piper’s managing partner in Spain

DLA Piper has appointed Pilar Menor as the firm’s managing partner in Spain. Pilar is head partner of the employment group at DLA Piper Madrid. Menor has extensive experience in all aspects of employment and social security law — areas where she combines law practice and teaching.  Since May last year, Menor had been co-managing the Madrid office […]

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Bingham raids Jones Day for London antitrust head

Jones Day has lost its London antitrust head to the City office of Bingham McCutchen. Murphy, whose clients include The London Metal Exchange, led Mayer Brown’s London competition and antitrust team for eight years before joining Jones Day in 2009 (24 August 2009). The firm did not comment on who would be replacing Murphy, though […]

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