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E-mobility market in Portugal – An overview

By Manuel Santos Vitor, Catarina Cortez Gamito Historical and legal background One of the main national priorities in what concerns the Portuguese electricity sector is the development and full implementation of a strong electric mobility (‘e-mobility’) market. This priority largely results from the government concerns associated not only with the environment (ie, reduction of greenhouse gas (GhG) […]

New Jersey LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers

By Matthew Shaxson Jersey’s new LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers to build on the £169 billion of US assets and funds already administered here, says Ogier partner Matthew Shaxson. The Island’s legislature gave final approval to the new LLC structure, which largely mirrors the existing Delaware model, last week. With a significant […]

Cayman Grand Court hands down decision on master-feeder fund structures

By Giorgio Subiotto, Tim Cone The Cayman Grand Court has handed down a decision that has significance for Cayman master-feeder fund structures. Funds and their advisers should review the redemption provisions in master fund articles of association and partnership agreements to ensure that, operationally, redemptions are being effected in accordance with such documents. Background In the matter […]

Reduction of partial transition compensation for working hours by Supreme Court

By Lucas Hoogervorst, Maureem in Poel The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that, in short, a partial amendment of an existing employment contract in circumstances that have to be borne by the employer, may result in the payment of a partial transition payment. This concerns the special case that, due to circumstances, is forced to proceed […]

Prinsjesdag- Tax plan 2019

The government submitted the Tax Plan 2019 and related legislative proposals to the House of Representatives. A number of parts of these legislative proposals that may be relevant include: 1. Change of rates in corporation tax, income tax and VAT 2. Limiting depreciation possibilities buildings in own use 3. Limitation periods for loss settlement in corporation […]

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Binghams gets Marconi bondholders a say

Bingham Dana has secured the first meeting between ailing technology giant Marconi and company bondholders.The company, which is being financially restructured, owes its bondholders a total of around £2bn. It also owes its bankers, including Barclays and HSBC, £3.6bn. The company is talking to the banks, but bondholders, including those represented by Bingham Dana, have […]

Hongkong Land snaps up Charles Allen-Jones

Former Linklaters senior partner Charles Allen-Jones will join the board of property company Hongkong Land Holdings in December. Hongkong Land is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group, which routinely instructed Allen-Jones when he was based at Linklaters‘ Hong Kong office. He will report to the company’s chief executive, Nick Sallnow-Smith.Allen-Jones stepped down as senior […]

Freshfields saves five from EC fines

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's competition department has successfully represented five pharmaceutical companies in the European Commission's recent investigation into vitamin cartels.

Survey findings point to merger as main priority for UK law firms

A survey of UK law firms has revealed that most believe the current spate of merger activity between firms is just the tip of the iceberg. Almost a third of the participants admitted that a merger was a key strategic aim.Professional services firm Smith & Williamson sought opinions from half of the UK’s top 125 […]

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