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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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Bryan Cave brings in SAS for back-up as it scours Iraq for business

Increasing numbers of lawyers are braving hostilities in Iraq as reports emerged last week of US firm Bryan Cave sending an SAS-backed mission to the country’s southern cities. Bryan Cave has sent partner David Pfeiffer, a Middle East transaction specialist, to scout southern Iraq as a prelude to establishing an office there. Pfeiffer hopes the […]

Aviation sole practitioner joins asb law

Asb law is ramping up its aviation department, with the acquisition of a specialist aviation practice. Humphrey Dawson, formerly a sole practitioner, joins the firm as a consultant. His practice consists of litigation, mediation and arbitration and the purchase, sale and lease of aircraft, engines and parts. Clients of asb law’s aviation practice include First […]

College of Law and LSC to create Legal Aid LPC

The College of Law and the Legal Services Commission (LSC) have teamed up to create the first legal aid orientated LPC.Called the ‘public legal services pathway’, the new LPC will be available from 2005 at the college and also Cardiff Law School. The course will offer two new modules, advanced criminal litigation and housing (subject […]

Shorn of the head

Shrek, the renegade UK judge, has been shorn live on New Zealand television by a couple of champion Kiwi sheep-shearers. Those kind-hearted New Zealanders have now given our old judge a wool overcoat to keep him warm through the upcoming winter. Unlike the British, however, who tend to keep judges on until they are senile, […]

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