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Execution of deeds by physically absent signatories

Why is Bioconstruct v Winspear of interest? Transactions and legal documents are often completed in the absence of authorised signatories, with pre-signed pages sometimes still being affixed to facilitate completion where parties and signatories are not all in the same room.  In some cases, the documents in question may have been altered or amended in […]

Newsflash: FSA publishes guidance for food businesses on COVID-19

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published guidance to help food businesses in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance has been produced in conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and covers a range of topics including good hygiene practice, managing employee absences and social distancing in specific food […]

COVID 19 Cyprus Law Resource Center

The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) represents one of the most serious public health crises of the recent decades and is causing major disruptions and unprecedented volatility in markets, economies and businesses throughout Cyprus.  Cyprus businesses and investors across industries are facing various challenges and issues, some of which require urgent legal advice. We […]

Exceptional measures implemented by Luxembourg tax authorities to support taxpayers during COVID-19 crisis

On 17 March 2020, the Luxembourg tax administration issued an official newsletter on their website (impotsdirects.public.lu) stating that taxpayers, individuals or companies undergoing cash flow issues due to the coronavirus pandemic and who are taxed on commercial or agricultural and forestry profits, and taxpayers who are independent professionals can request: the cancellation or reduction of […]

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Cross-border Irish work recommences

Mason Hayes & Curran and Carson McDowell have won the first piece of cross-border work placed by the Northern Irish Assembly since the resumption of the peace process The firms’ cross-border alliance i-law has won the work from the Industrial Research and Technology Unit (IRTU) of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment, which is […]

MEPs ditch Euro IP court for national alternative

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are trying to water down a strongly centralised EU ‘community patent’ system that would grant jurisdiction over disputes to a new EU intellectual property court The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee is calling for national courts to be given the job.The move should dismay the European Commission, which has […]

NY Attorney returns to Debevoise

US Attorney Mary Jo White has left her position as the head of New York’s prosecution department to return to Debevoise & Plimpton White, who was a partner at Debevoise from 1983-1990, has been responsible for prosecuting some of the city’s most notorious cases. She joins the firm as chair of its 32-partner litigation department.During […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – AVENTIS

Jones Day handles Aventis Animal sale to CVC Capital Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has advised long-term client Aventis on the disposal of Aventis Animal Nutrition opposite a combined effort by Sullivan & Cromwell and Clifford Chance for purchaser CVC Capital Partners. Aventis has sold off the business as part of its plans to pare […]

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