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Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and others v William Elias Conway Jr and others

By Simon Davies “However startling the history of [Carlyle Capital Corporation’s] short life appears at first sight, its failure was the result of circumstances beyond the control of any board of directors.  The Lieutenant Bailiff’s view was that the Appellants’ claim depended entirely on hindsight, and we agree with her.” A judgment handed down in April 2019 […]

Open calls for renewable energy sources announced

By Milos Vuckovic, Petar Mitrovic The Croatian Government is preparing open calls for renewable energy sources, based on the new incentive system with market premiums and guaranteed purchase prices. The aim is to have the open calls announced by the end of 2019. Currently, the Government and the Ministry of Environment and Energy are working on several by-laws, […]

Is it possible to force a buyer to pay in advance under the contract?

By Sergey Vakhrushev Usually, under the delivery contract, the parties agree on the terms about an advance payment for goods, such provision is aimed at protecting the supplier’s interests. However, the provision about an advance payment has negative impacts for a supplier. The provision about an advance payment results in uncertainty performed by a transaction, […]

Labor “extremism” or how to deal with unscrupulous employee

By Mikhail German Any business activity, one way or another, is connected with the involvement of labor resources, since with the development of the company it becomes impossible to independently perform the necessary functionality. Thus, entrepreneurs and heads of business structures attract employees to perform certain duties, concluding employment contracts.

Well-known trademarks: Definition and scope of protection under Russian law

By Maria Aronikova, Elizaveta Osipchuk Legal protection for well-known trademarks in Russia rests on the provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, the Paris Convention, the Russian Civil Code and the governing regulations applied by the Russia Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent). According to the Russian Civil Code, a registered trademark […]

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The impostor

Tarlo Lyons’ Nigel McEwan says he’s never really understood law. So it’s just as well that the role of managing partner is right up his street Nigel McEwan is, he claims, a rubbish lawyer. The managing partner of Tarlo Lyons just never got a handle on how to analyse a legal problem, which may give […]

Hammonds launches mediation capability

Hammond Suddards Edge has launched a mediation initiative entitled Hammonds Mediation. The firmwide scheme has been established to raise the profile of the mediation activities undertaken by Hammonds.The initiative has been championed by commercial dispute resolution partner Charles Middleton-Smith. He will lead a team of dedicated partners and other fee-earners, all of whom are accredited […]

House of Lords to judge Porter misconduct case

The question of whether Dame Shirley Porter is guilty of wilful misconduct over the sale of Westminster housing stock will be decided by the House of Lords in a hearing beginning this week.The Court of Appeal in 1999 found Porter, then leader of Westminster City Council, and deputy leader David Weeks, not guilty of wilful […]

Westminster Council felled by Beachcrofts

Beachcroft Wansbro-ughs last week successfully defeated an appeal by Westminster City Council to the House of Lords, arising out of the principles of recoverable loss in nuisance.The Lords ruled that local authorities must act quickly on residential complaints or risk harsher treatment in the courts.Beachcrofts partner Rachel Bolt, who heads the firm’s London household property […]

Law Society international chief quits for CCBE European post

Jonathan Goldsmith, director of the Law Society’s International Directorate, will stand down on 1 January 2002 to become secretary-general of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE). The CCBE’s role is to develop the integration of European lawyers at EU level.Goldsmith said: “Everyone agrees that my current job is […]

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