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New online court may improve chances of tenancy arrears recovery

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

Dress codes in the workplace: new government guidance

By Stuart McBride New guidance entitled “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” was published by the Government Equalities Office last week.  It follows the 2016 online petition started by a woman who was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels. The petition led to a Parliamentary Enquiry […]

Timor-Leste oil and gas: New maritime treaty with Australia

On 6 March 2017, in New York, delegations of both countries signed, before the United Nations’ Secretary-General and Portugal’s former Prime-Minister, António Guterres, the “Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea”. The new maritime boundaries between the two countries represent, after almost 50 years, Australian’s […]

Portugal: New regime for conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital

Law No. 7/2018 was published on 2 March and created a legal regime for the conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital in commercial companies, or companies adopting a commercial form, incorporated under the Laws of Portugal. The new law entered into force on the day after its publication and clearly aims to provide an extrajudicial […]

Portugal: Exploitation of lithium

Lithium minerals have seen a rise in demand and price since 2011, which became even greater in 2016, and the expectation is that this rise will continue along with the growing demand for electric vehicles. Lithium supply security has become a top priority for technology companies in the United States and Asia and, worldwide, lithium […]

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Appleby enhances Jersey corporate group

Offshore giant Appleby has expanded its Jersey-based corporate and commercial practice with the appointment of two lawyers. Alastair Drummond, who specialises in property finance and banking law, joins as an advocate from Channel Islands rival Carey Olsen. Meanwhile, Sarah Bolton has relocated from Appleby’s Cayman Islands office. She joins the Jersey office as counsel, focusing […]

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Michael Burns joins Northern Ireland firm Robert G Sinclair & Co as head of commercial property and banking. Burns joins from MKB Russells. Robert G Sinclair & Co has also hired Claire Silcock as an associate. She was previously at Elliot Duffy Garrett in London. – Michael Burns joins Northern Ireland firm Robert G Sinclair […]

Trouble at the top

The Companies Act has placed greater weight on directors’ liability in shareholder claims. Anthony Menzies reports on how the D&O insurance market is set for a boon As in so many things, the leading market for directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance protection historically has been the US, where directors of publicly quoted companies can expect […]

Morgan Stanley banking ace joins Dechert

Morgan Stanley’s former global capital markets group director Andrew Case has joined Dechert as a corporate counsel. Case, who spent 13 years with the bank in Hong Kong and London, has joined Dechert’s London corporate and securities practice to build up relationships between the firm and the investment banking community. “I’m going to be working […]

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