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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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Dewey Ballantine’s New York office has hired two structured finance partners from Reed Smith. John Altorelli and Jeffrey Potash, who have experience in private equity, are hoping to bring work from private equity clients such as the Blackstone Group and corporate such as Sara Lee with them from Reed Smith. Global head of corporate James […]

Wragges, Mishcon in luton stadium deal

Mishcon de Reya and Wragge & Co have advised on a £25m deal to develop the new stadium for Luton Town Football Club. Under the deal the Old Park Farm site owned by Cliff Bassett will become home to the club’s new 22,000-seat stadium. Bassett was advised by Mishcon partner Alan Spiers. Wragges, led by […]

The snowball effect of retention strategies

As with most businesses, law firms are continually in pursuit of increased profitability and growth. However, they are often hindered by a shortage of talented staff. Recruitment and retention of partners and staff will undeniably be the most important issue facing firms over the next 12 months. Retaining key personnel is rated by many firms […]

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