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European public procurement: Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU

The detailed commentary on European public procurement provides an authoritative interpretation of each provision in the main EU Directive on public procurement – Directive 2014/24/EU. It also highlights the application problems and interpretative issues being raised in EU Member States, which in due time will make their way up to the CJEU or even require further legislative interventions.

There is no normal: rapid change requires resilience

Phil Muller, director of legal services at Williams Lea, explains why law firms need to make better use of data, technology and distributed working to future-proof their business models.

Offshore Litigation: Rule in Gibbs applied – Recognition of Singapore moratoria denied in Scotland

In the recent Scottish case of Chang Chin Fen v Cosco Shipping (Qidong) Offshore Ltd, the Outer House of the Court of Session refused petitions brought by debtor companies under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations, 2006 to, amongst other things, recognise moratoria obtained in the Singapore High Court on the basis that to do so would prejudice the rights of a creditor to claim under its English-law governed debt, which stood outside the proposed Singapore schemes.

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Lockdown is, we’re told, a moment when the usual rules do not apply, and when we all have to cut ourselves some slack. It’s okay not to achieve quite as much when we’re juggling work with the additional stresses that come from being stuck at home all day with the screaming kids, unruly old folks […]

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Duo of UK firms act on rescue of Jewish Chronicle

Osborne Clarke and RPC have acted on the sale and saving of the oldest Jewish publication in the world. The board of Jewish Chronicle Newspaper Limited, the company that owns The Jewish Chronicle, sold the paper on Thursday to a newly incorporated company, JC Acquisition Limited, set up by a consortium led by Sir Robbie Gibb, […]

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Osborne Clarke to exit Hong Kong with office closure

Osborne Clarke has become the latest international firm to withdraw from Hong Kong after five years operating in the Asia financial hub. Osborne Clarke’s Hong Kong office will be shut at the end of June. It currently has two partners, two associates, a trainee and three support staff. The firm said all members of the […]

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