Europe

BKP in The Lawyer Ranking of The Business Magazine TREND

We are delighted to be named one of the leading law firms in Austria and one of the 20 largest in the country in the 2019 graduate ranking of the business magazine trend.

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Under Attack – Is Your Company Covered?

Cyber attacks and cyber crime against businesses are increasing every day. Michael Murphy explains cyber insurance cover

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Lidings Successfully Represents Interests of Large Pharmaceutical Companies in a Number of Patent-Related Disputes

The Russian pharmaceutical industry has recently become the field for serious patent-related battles between large foreign producers of original drugs and Russian manufacturers of generics.

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Abolition of paper (plastic) personal pension account number certificates and continuation of experiment on HR documents digitalization

Subject to the Federal law (the “Law”)1 effective from April 1, 2019, the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation will no longer issue state pension insurance certificates (SNILS) due to abolition of all SNILS paper certificates and plastic cards.

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There is Life After Death For Companies!

If somebody dies unexpectedly, it’s not only a terrible loss for the grieving family and friends, but can also be a tragedy for the company of which the deceased was a member. At such times, the company can find itself unable to make decisions, even if the deceased only held a small share in the business. However, solutions do exist to enable the testator not only to make provisions for family members in the event of his or her death, but also to make sure that the company can continue to make decisions.

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Fladgate strengthens Tax team with new Partner appointment, Helen Cox

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of Tax Partner Helen Cox, who joins from Mishcon de Reya.

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Kommersant has listed Maxima Legal amongst the leaders in the Russian legal market

Publishing house Kommersant has included Maxima Legal in its annual ratings for Leaders in Legal Services for 2018 in its sector and individual nominations.

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Architects need to manage and mitigate their risk regarding use of reasonable skill, care and diligence when certifying architectural works.

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (BCAR) require four certificates at different stages of the construction process verifying various undertakings by the certifier to use reasonable skill, care and diligence.

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Legal 500 EMEA 2019 Recognition

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

The team at Holmes O’Malley Sexton is particularly active in the M&A area. Highlights included practice head George Kennedy, who is based in Dublin, advising Silverbay Investment Holdings on the purchase of National Flight Centre, an Irish company specialising in training pilots, and assisting the O’Shea Family Partnership with its investment in 50% of the equity of property developer the O’Malley Group. Limerick-based associate Shane Costello is also noted.

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Swings and Roundabouts – The Number of Taxes Decreases Further in Hungary

60, 59, 58, 55… this is how the number of taxes has changed in Hungary over the past 4 years. The trend is certainly encouraging, but behind the figures there are some more complex phenomena at play.

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