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Bulgaria: Competition authority penalises A1 Bulgaria EAD for cancelling agreement

By Galina Petkova With Decision No. 1308 of 22 November 2018, the Commission for the Protection of Competition (the “CPC“) fined A1 Bulgaria EAD (“A1“) BGN 840,340 for cancelling a partnership agreement with its main commercial representative. The CPC decided that the cancellation was effectively a violation of Article 37a (1) of the Protection of Competition Act (the “PCA“), which prohibits abuse of dominant […]

Guide to new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics

By Vivian den Bakker The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport ( VWS ) published a guide on 30 November 2018 with the most important changes in relation to the new European regulations concerning medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. The new regulations set stricter requirements for manufacturers, importers and distributors of medical devices for market authorization in the European Union. In addition, the […]

Case law update: December 2018

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd – Employer held liable for managing director’s violent conduct The Court of Appeal has found a company vicariously liable for the violent conduct of its managing director at a Christmas party where the attack left an employee severely disabled.

New IR35 rules for contractors in the private sector from 6 April 2020

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment New IR35 changes due to take effect in the private sector from 6 April 2020 will have a significant impact on businesses that engage consultants or contractors via intermediary companies (either directly or through an agency). Affected employers will need to plan for these changes well in advance. Following a […]

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In brief: Eversheds recruits Nock from Deloittes

Eversheds has recruited well-known tax barrister Reg Nock from Deloitte & Touche to head its tax department in London. Peter Scott, Eversheds London managing partner, said the fact the firm had enticed Nock had helped it to persuade two specialist tax partners and two associates at Frere Cholmeley Bischoff to join Eversheds following Freres’ disintegration.

Sanderson steps in to buy up LegalMIND

A WELL-known practice management system used by 30 firms has been sold off to a rival supplier after owner Admiral made a “strategic decision” to withdraw from the legal IT marketplace. International IT services group Admiral sold its LegalMIND product to IT services and software company Sanderson last month. Admiral has promised its small-to-medium-sized customers […]

Freres:an offer it could not refuse

Robert Lindsay takes a look at the causes of Frere Cholmeley Bischoff’s demise and assesses the prospects of its successor firms. The demise of the 200-year-old name of Frere Cholmeley Bischoff on 1 August will be a sad day for many. But sadder than the loss of the name is the fact that many of […]

Freshfields swoops on Madrid firm to boost Spanish operation

Freshfields has swallowed the nine-lawyer Madrid firm Hervada and Klingenberg and poached a leading partner from Garrigues & Andersen – its most significant expansion in Europe after its January merger with German firm Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund. When the new partners – Joaquin Hervada, Miguel Klingenberg and Garrigues’ Fernando Bautista – join in June, […]

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