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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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Finnish firm enters Russia with bolt-on

Finnish firm Hannes Snellman Attorneys At Law has bolstered its northern Europe practice through a tie-up with Helsinki-rival ETL Law Offices. ETL, which has offices in Helsinki, Moscow, St Petersburg and Ukraine, will become part of Hannes Snellman, creating the largest Nordic firm operating in Russia and the CIS. The bolt-on increases Hannes Snellman by […]

Nauta boosts London in record promotion round

NautaDutilh has made up seven new partners across its offices in the Netherlands, Brussels and London, the largest number of partner appointments the Dutch firm has ever made. Nauta’s corporate, banking and finance and intellectual property groups have benefited most from the new partners, which will take its total partner number to 85 from 1 […]

DLA Piper Oslo office nets double GC haul

DLA Piper has boosted its Oslo office with the hire of two general counsel. Fredrik Lykke, general counsel at Norwegian telecoms company Telenor, joins as a corporate partner, while Hans Christian Brodtkorb joins as a partner in the real estate and construction group from NCC Construction. Brodtkorb said DLA Piper’s Oslo office would expand further […]

DLA Piper rivals transatlantic peers

DLA Piper‘s US and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea) arms sneak ahead of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw’s (MBR&M) by profit per equity partner (PEP) among this group of transatlantic peers, which have all either completed a transatlantic merger, or are planning one. Bakers is included in the group as London is its […]

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