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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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DLA Piper focus of Ethiopian hate campaign in US

DLA Piper has been the focus of protests in Washington DC over its role advising the Ethiopian government. Adverts have been posted on a taxi bearing the slogan “DLA Piper shares blood money with Ethiopian dictators”, according to legal website Above The Law. The firm acted for the country’s prime minister Meles Zenawi last year, […]

Candover turns to SRM for first GC

Candover Investments, the listed-arm of the UK private equity group, has appointed its first general counsel, hiring Philip Price from hedge fund SRM Global. Price, who was chief executive officer of SRM during its legal action against the British Government over the collapse of Northern Rock, started work this month. He has previously held in-house […]

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