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How to Win a Lawsuit – A Good Expert is Worth Their Weight in Gold

In today’s complex world, a growing number of lawsuits hinge on an expert’s opinion.  So the matter of who testifies as an expert witness in your legal case does make a difference. Fortunately – due in no small measure to the new code of procedure – it is now possible to influence this.

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Google was fined for 50 million euros for violating the GDPR requirements

On January 21, 2019, the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) of France fined Google LLC for 50 million euros for violating the requirements of the GDPR. This is the largest penalty imposed on the GDPR since its entry into force on May 25, 2018 so far.

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Huurder weigert verhuurder toegang te verlenen tot het gehuurde. Mag dat?

Enerzijds wil de verhuurder toegang tot het gehuurde om zijn eigendom te inspecteren. Anderzijds heeft de huurder het recht op rustig woongenot. De vraag die rijst is of de huurder de plicht heeft tot medewerking aan een algemene periodieke inspectie aan het gehuurde. Hier wordt veel over geprocedeerd. Op 13 november 2018 heeft het Gerechtshof Den Haag hierover uitspraak  gedaan.

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Maxima Legal is developing the PPP legal concept for the construction of a tram line between two parts of the Russian Federation

Maxima Legal has been selected following a tender to develop the technical and economic scheme for the construction of a tram line between St Petersburg and Leningrad oblast on the basis of a concession agreement.

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ActionPoint Acquires P2V Systems Limited

HOMS Solicitors advised on the recent strategic acquisition of P2V Systems Limited by our client ActionPoint Technology Group. The ActionPoint team, led by David Jeffreys, Managing Director, acquired the business of P2V Systems Limited, the global award-winning Microsoft Cloud Services Company based in Lisburn, Co. Antrim for an undisclosed sum.

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What Lies Beneath: beware documents hidden in the contract bundle

The recent decision of Clancy Docwra Ltd v E.On Energy Solutions Ltd[1] is a useful reminder to parties to be clear on how works in a construction contract are defined and incorporated.

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ALL THAT IS SOLAR IS NOT GOLD

A trendy investment product of recent years has been solar energy projects: under the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, the government guarantees what looks like a cash cow for all those who choose to seek a fortune in this sector. But as is usually the case, this money won’t just fall into your lap. Without the necessary professional expertise for the proper legal groundwork, solar power projects can easily run out of steam too.

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The components of corporate governance

The expression “corporate governance” has a broader significance than the mere administration and management of the company and covers the complex system formed by the legislation and codes, by the statutes and bylaws, by the shareholders’ agreements, by the resolutions of the shareholders’ meeting and administrative bodies and the large amount of corporate documentation, which all together have the function of protecting and regulating the interests of members and “stakeholders”.

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Frustrated by Brexit?

Whatever your views on Brexit and whether the UK should leave or remain and on what terms, Brexit seems a source of frustration for many people.  The question that the court had to decide was: can a tenant end its lease early because of Brexit?  The outcome will reassure landlords but be a disappointment for tenants.

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Breaching an anti-suit injunction: Prince discovers no one is above the law

In Mobile Telecommunications Co KSC v HRH Prince Hussam bin Abdulaziz au Saud[1]  the High Court sentenced Prince Hussam, a Saudi Prince, to twelve months imprisonment for contempt of court for breaching an anti-suit injunction.  The judgment highlights the English court’s willingness to enforce anti-suit injunctions, even resorting to severe methods to do so.

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