Europe

Arbitration Explained

Arbitration is a private alternative to court litigation. Michael Carrigan, is our Dispute Resolution Consultant and Arbitrator, navigates this deciding process.

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HOMS News Issue 1 2019

I hope you are enjoying the summer. We have had a busy six months since our last edition.

We are coming to terms with Brexit. There has been much discussion of the negative impacts of this prolonged period of uncertainly. We are buoyed by the figures released by IDA, which suggest that since the UK’s referendum on EU membership in 2016, 70 Brexit-related investment have led to more than 5,000 jobs being created. George Kennedy, Partner, provided some interesting insights in his recent interview with Business Plus.

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Can Insurance Premiums Be Reduced?

The Personal Injuries Commission (PIC) report has made important recommendations for ways to reduce insurance premiums and legal costs in the insurance sector.

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Best Law Firm in Greece – Award won!

A & K Metaxopoulos and Partners was awarded Best Firm in Greece by Euromoney Legal Media Group at the ninth annual European Women in Business Law Awards held in London at 14/6/2019.

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Does your company understand the bankruptcy, insolvency and rehabilitation proceedings for your jurisdiction?

Does your company understand the bankruptcy, insolvency and rehabilitation proceedings for your jurisdiction? The ILN’s Restructuring & Insolvency group has put together a collaborative paper on Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings, which serves as a quick and practical reference for those with relevant needs in the 12 jurisdictions covered. Please see the full paper here.

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Book preview: “Business crisis and insolvency. The new administrative compulsory liquidation.”

Author: Giorgio Cherubini Giorgio Cherubini, in the book published by Maggioli Editore, analyzes the rules…
Giorgio Cherubini

The book also contains commented operational aspects of the compulsory liquidation of banks, insurance companies and cooperative companies and is accompanied by a form for the most common petitions.

 

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It Will Soon Be Officially Possible To Reclaim Debt On Bad Debts

It has been clear for sometime that Hungary is in breach of EU law by not allowing the refunding of VAT on bad debts.  The fact that cases of Hungarian taxpayers have now been brought before the the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has forced Hungarian law makers  to move on the issue.  While the package of tax amendment submitted last week provides an opportunity to reclaim such VAT, and certain cases – due to the planned administrative restrictions –  it will still only be possible to enjoy this right with reference to EU law.

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Associate Solicitor, Maria McNally adds to Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s expertise in Mediation

Associate Solicitor, Maria McNally has completed her training with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) to become a qualified Mediator. The IPLS Mediation Course provides training in Civil and Commercial Mediation.  As advocates of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Maria will add to the Dispute Resolution team’s expertise at Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

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Sexual harassment at work: what your company needs to know. ILN lawyers from around the world weigh in.

The International Lawyers Network’s Labor & Employment Group announces the second release of its publication, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know.” This collaborative electronic guide offers a summary of key labor law principles in 21 jurisdictions across the globe, serving as a quick, practical reference for those reviewing their sexual harassment policies and training in these jurisdictions.

Director of Global Relationship Management, and the guide’s facilitator, Lindsay Griffiths, says “We’re pleased to offer the second edition of our paper, which builds on our previous efforts. We have a number of new jurisdictions, and the group continues to work collaboratively to update the paper to be a practical and valuable resource for employers examining their sexual harassment policies and training, to ensure they can avoid or promptly handle any #metoo incidents.”

To view the paper, please click here: http://bit.ly/ILNMeToo

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On The Way To A Fairer VAT System

The European court of justice (ECJ) has declared in a recent case that with checking VAT transactions, the tax authority cannot ignore examining the full budgetary impact. Thus it is not acceptable for the authorities to deny the right of VAT deduction to a taxpayer without allowing the other taxpayer to accordingly reclaim the VAT that is paid. Furthermore, the court has also found it unacceptable for the tax authority to base a fine only on the amount of the VAT deducted unlawfully without examining the text shortfall actually caused. The ruling can be considered as another important step towards the creation of a fair VAT system.

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