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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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All go at Addleshaws

Just one day after we brought you news of a regional revolt at Addleshaw Goddard, yet more news has emanated from the firm. This morning Addleshaws released a blizzard of information regarding such disparate areas as structural changes, financial performance, pensions, redundancies and plans for international expansion (see story). The top line is that up […]

Tulkinghorn: Scraping the barrel

A letter in the post last week proclaimed the 10th anniversary of Leeds firm Michael Lewin. As regular readers know, ­Tulkinghorn enjoys a tipple and was disappointed not to have been invited to celebrate the firm’s birthday. Relief set in, however, when he perused the snaps taken at the party. It appears the firm has […]

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Shift work: Charlotte Taggart, Lockton Companies

Lockton counsel Charlotte Taggart’s talents have been put to full use in converting the insurance broker into an LLP. These days a private practice lawyer at a major firm who has not been through an LLP conversion is a rarity. Most firms converted years ago and the procedure, while not perhaps ­entirely painless, should at […]

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Norton Rose choir strikes the right note

Moving into new offices can be a boon to a firm in a lot of different ways. For Norton Rose, it brought music. At the suggestion of an associate, the firm’s London riverside offices, which it has occupied since 2007, feature a music room complete with piano. In collaboration with Music in Offices (MIO) Norton […]

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