This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 5 October 2014

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Union of European practitioners in intellectual property

The contribution of the prestigious European Intellectual Property Organization (UNION), which integrates some of the leading European experts in this field, was published on the 3d December for the discussion of a patent law issue submitted to the European Boards of Appeal of Patents.

Lisbon Annual Report: Riding the wave

For VdA’s executive group partner, “law firms are under pressure to provide a top quality service, more efficiently”. The article analyses the portuguese market on business advocacy, after consulting some lawyers of the best portuguese law firms. The biggest law firm in Portugal are experiencing substantial growth, but managing partners are well aware that a downturn in […]

Portugal: Patent litigation law review

By António Andrade, Marta Alves Vieira The Portuguese patent litigation system has some particularities that make it a rather unique system. In Portugal, patent litigation generally takes place before the Intellectual Property Court (the Court). This specialised state court, with jurisdiction at a national level, has been operating in Portugal since 30 March 2012 and is […]

Can commonhold be reinvigorated?

By Michael Callaghan and Melissa Barker The Law Commission has issued a substantial consultation seeking to improve the manner in which the commonhold system operates and to persuade existing leaseholders to move to a commonhold structure. Background Commonhold is an alternative to long leasehold ownership of property. Instead of a landlord and a number of tenants, […]

In what circumstances can additional administrators be appointed?

By Simon Clark, Gawain Moore According to a recent case, Zinc Hotels (Investment) Limited and others v Beveridge and others [2018] EWHC 1936 (Ch), the court does not have power to appoint additional administrators except within the constraints of paragraph 103 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986. Where administrators are appointed out of court by the […]

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Managing the managers

The 22 October the second annual The Lawyer Management conference will take place. With sessions on financial trends, knowledge management, HR, real estate strategy and risk, it’s a must-attend for managing partners and senior operations people in law firms. The future of the law is here. How helpful is your KM? Susan Maher, marketing and […]

Eversheds ranked at number 14 in Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index

Eversheds has been ranked at number 14 in Acritas’s Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index 2014, which is compiled from data derived from 1,185 interviews with respondents in $1bn-plus revenue organisations across the world, who have senior responsibility for buying legal services. All interviews were conducted by telephone in local languages across 55 countries between October […]

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Latham triumphs in London Metal Exchange Court of Appeal hearing

Latham & Watkins has won a Court of Appeal hearing for the London Metal Exchange (LME) against Marcfarlanes client Rusal, finding that the exchange had acted fairly and lawfully in imposing new requirements for warehouses. The Russian metal giant scored a victory in March 2014 when the High Court ruled that the LME should have […]

Graduates and students set to showcase work at Collyer Bristow Gallery

New graduates and students from Middlesex University and Goldsmiths, University of London, will be showcasing their work in a curated exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery, a bespoke space in central London. One artist will be selected by Emma Dexter, director of visual arts at the British Council, to receive the new Collyer Bristow award […]

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Wonga looks to Slaughters for advice on FCA deal

What a week it’s been for payday loans company Wonga, which has once again locked horns with the Financial Conduct Authority. It’s the second time in less than four months that the pair have clashed, following the revelation that Wonga sent out debt collection letters from fake law firms earlier this year. This time round, […]

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