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The Romanian Competition Council never rings twice

By Georgiana Badescu, Mona Banu, Volker Weiss This is how it all starts: with a ring at the door We can only imagine how big the surprise must be when you find out that your Belgium-based office is being raided in an investigation by the Romanian Competition Authority. But it is a fact that the […]

E-mobility market in Portugal – An overview

By Manuel Santos Vitor, Catarina Cortez Gamito Historical and legal background One of the main national priorities in what concerns the Portuguese electricity sector is the development and full implementation of a strong electric mobility (‘e-mobility’) market. This priority largely results from the government concerns associated not only with the environment (ie, reduction of greenhouse gas (GhG) […]

New Jersey LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers

By Matthew Shaxson Jersey’s new LLC law strengthens the Island’s offering to US managers to build on the £169 billion of US assets and funds already administered here, says Ogier partner Matthew Shaxson. The Island’s legislature gave final approval to the new LLC structure, which largely mirrors the existing Delaware model, last week. With a significant […]

Cayman Grand Court hands down decision on master-feeder fund structures

By Giorgio Subiotto, Tim Cone The Cayman Grand Court has handed down a decision that has significance for Cayman master-feeder fund structures. Funds and their advisers should review the redemption provisions in master fund articles of association and partnership agreements to ensure that, operationally, redemptions are being effected in accordance with such documents. Background In the matter […]

Reduction of partial transition compensation for working hours by Supreme Court

By Lucas Hoogervorst, Maureem in Poel The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that, in short, a partial amendment of an existing employment contract in circumstances that have to be borne by the employer, may result in the payment of a partial transition payment. This concerns the special case that, due to circumstances, is forced to proceed […]

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Acting up

Can London defend its position to act solely on an arbitration, or can a party break the agreement and switch to an EU member state if it is more favourable to its cause? Roger Hopkins and Ben Horn report Parties opt for arbitration for a variety of reasons. First and foremost they make a decision […]

Save the Children CFO appointed Takeover Panel head

The Takeover Panel has nominated a former Coward Chance lawyer to be its new director general next year. Robert Hingley, who was at Clifford Chance’s legacy firm 20 years ago, will succeed Mark Warham as the Panel’s new head. All director generals are seconded from their regular jobs during their two-year tenure. Hingley is currently […]

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As Brick Court Chambers gears up for a 100km walk in aid of Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust, the set’s senior clerk Ian ‘Iron Man’ Moyler has been giving the hikers the benefit of his knowledge on sports nutrition. Tulkinghorn has been told that Cornish pasties are great for endurance events. No, really. They […]

Addleshaws wins first deal for Tiscali

Addleshaw Goddard has advised Tiscali UK Holdings for the first time, working on its £210m acquisition of Pipex Communications’ broadband and phone businesses. Tiscali is a new client for Addleshaws, with the firm winning the instruction following a tender. Addleshaws’ corporate partner James Dawson led the team acting for Tiscali, the first major deal he […]

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