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Consumer loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs

By Mateja Ule In the past years, Slovenian courts have been faced with several actions filed by consumers requesting the court to declare loan agreements denominated in Swiss francs null and void. While the courts of first and second instance seemed to struggle to find a common approach in assessing the validity of Swiss francs loan […]

Are robots writing your will?

By Aidan Grant Law firm VWV conducted a poll which found that the majority of people asked are wary about the use of artificial intelligence in the preparation of wills, with almost a third of respondents saying that they would not want any artificial involvement at all. It must be said that, as with many stories, […]

Adjudication decisions: Avoiding enforcement where the money may disappear

By Michael Bennett The losing party in an adjudication always asks one question – do we really have to pay?  In most cases the answer will be yes, but the list of reasons for saying no just got slightly longer. The recent Court of Appeal case of Gosvenor London Limited v Aygun Aluminium UK Limited [2018] EWCA […]

Data Protection Officer: Bar Association makes announcement on overlapping roles

The General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association («PBA») has finally announced its position on the situation of lawyers who act as Data Protection Officers («DPOs»). This announcement clarifies the PBA’s understanding on holding the position of DPO while practising as a lawyer. The PBA’s position appears in Opinion no. 14/PP/2018-G, published on 28 September […]

Cayman Islands economic substance requirements

By Nick Rogers, David McIntyre From 1 January 2019, new legislation will come into effect in the Cayman Islands, requiring in-scope entities that carry on particular activities to have demonstrable economic substance in Cayman. The International Tax Co-operation (Economic Substance) Law, 2018 was passed on 17 December 2018, after an extensive process of consultation with the EU […]

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Mace & Jones launches ‘justice’ story competition

Northwest firm Mace & Jones is launching a short story competition on the theme of ‘justice’. The firm’s head of employment law and celebrated crime fiction author Martin Edwards said the firm is seeking to contribute to the city’s Capital of Culture celebrations. “The short story is a marvellous literary form I am passionate about,” […]

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The South East is a unique legal region in the UK, in that London squats right in the middle of it. Many firms fish out of their lucrative local ponds, and some have also begun lowering their hooks into London, often at the expense of City-based firms. Being able to undercut on rates because of […]

Thacher Proffitt rules out further redundancies

The managing partner of Thacher Proffitt & Wood yesterday (Wednesday 11 June) vowed his firm would make no further layoffs as a result of the credit crisis. Last December, Thacher Proffitt was among the first US firms to admit it was being forced to make cuts as a result of the downturn in its core […]

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Law Commission drags heels on divorce reform

The Law Commission’s attitude to the enforcement of pre-nuptial agreements has been slammed by family lawyers’ association Resolution for its lack of urgency. Resolution believes that by refusing to discuss whether pre-nuptial agreements should be legally enforceable, the commission is stalling a wider examination of divorce laws, which have not been revamped since 1973. The […]

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