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New online court may improve chances of tenancy arrears recovery

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

Dress codes in the workplace: new government guidance

By Stuart McBride New guidance entitled “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” was published by the Government Equalities Office last week.  It follows the 2016 online petition started by a woman who was sent home from work when she refused to wear high heels. The petition led to a Parliamentary Enquiry […]

Timor-Leste oil and gas: New maritime treaty with Australia

On 6 March 2017, in New York, delegations of both countries signed, before the United Nations’ Secretary-General and Portugal’s former Prime-Minister, António Guterres, the “Treaty Between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Australia Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea”. The new maritime boundaries between the two countries represent, after almost 50 years, Australian’s […]

Portugal: New regime for conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital

Law No. 7/2018 was published on 2 March and created a legal regime for the conversion of unsubordinated credits into capital in commercial companies, or companies adopting a commercial form, incorporated under the Laws of Portugal. The new law entered into force on the day after its publication and clearly aims to provide an extrajudicial […]

Portugal: Exploitation of lithium

Lithium minerals have seen a rise in demand and price since 2011, which became even greater in 2016, and the expectation is that this rise will continue along with the growing demand for electric vehicles. Lithium supply security has become a top priority for technology companies in the United States and Asia and, worldwide, lithium […]

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Pinsents raids Hammonds as new lock-in begins

Hammonds has lost its fifth equity partner in two weeks as Manchester corporate head Stephen Levy joins Pinsent Masons. Levy has been a partner at Hammonds for ten years, and focuses on M&A and private equity work. He will lead Pinsents’ corporate team in Manchester. His departure follows that of international benefits head Jane Marshall […]

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Barnetts Solicitors has hired senior fee-earner Laura Gill into its conveyancing team from London-based firm Knox Ukiwa & Co, where she worked as a trainee solicitor. South East firm Stevens & Bolton has recruited Emma Jacques, a nine month-qualified litigator, from Allen & Overy, and Grace Parker-White, a four year-PQE family and matrimonial specialist, from […]

Hammonds celebrates as Football League fight ends

Hammonds is celebrating after its fight with the Football League finally came to an end today (4 August). In June Mr Justice Rimer handed down judgment in the League’s claim against Hammonds forerunner Edge Ellison, finding that the firm was not guilty of negligence in advice it gave over contracts with ONDigital (now ITV Digital). […]

Withers tempts London LeBoeuf partner

Withers has poached corporate tax partner Andrew Terry from the London office of LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. Terry joins the newly formed funds, investment and business tax group and will focus on international corporate tax planning. The 16-strong group focuses on the alternative funds sector, including hedge and private equity funds as well as […]

Latham steers piaggio share offering

Latham & Watkins advised scooter manufacturer Piaggio, the maker of the iconic Vespa, on its f315m (£214.95m) global offering of almost 119 millon ordinary shares, plus almost 18 million additional ordinary shares (pursuant to an overallotment option exercised on 18 July 2006). Piaggio was advised by London-based corporate partner Michael Immordino. Milan firm D’Urso Munari […]

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