Europe

Russia’s Constitutional Court has explained, which payments are not included in the minimum wage

In its Ruling of April 20191 the Constitutional Court has explained that payments for work under deviant conditions cannot be included in the minimum wage amount. In particular, it concerns payments for the following work:
  • overtime;
  • night work;
  • work in weekends and public holidays.

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University of Limerick Acquires Former Dunnes Stores Site for €8 million

We are acting for the University of Limerick in the acquisition of a strategic Limerick city centre site to develop a city centre campus.

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What is a Life Interest Trust and how can it help?

Complicated family situations and second marriages can raise concerns over what may become of your assets after your death, for example if a spouse remarries after divorce or death. A life interest trust may be the solution to keeping everyone (relatively) happy.

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Guide to Establishing a Business Entity in Ireland

A. Introduction

As a common law jurisdiction, Ireland’s legal system is similar to that of the US and the UK and businesses can be carried on in Ireland in several different ways, including as sole traders, partnerships or companies.

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Mediation Explained

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can”
Abraham Lincoln

Following an EU Directive, the Mediation Act was enacted in Ireland in 2017. It came into force on 1st January 2018 and establishes a statutory framework designed to promote the resolution of disputes through mediation as a viable, efficient and cost-effective alternative to court proceedings. Various published statistics suggest the mediation process enjoys a 65% to 80% success rate.

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Information on Filed Applications for Registration of Drugs has Become Publicly Available in Russia

Under the Federal Law “On drugs circulation” (Law), information on state registration of drugs in Russia shall be publicly available.

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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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