Legal Briefing | Disruptive tech |

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Poland is at the forefront of technological advancement in Europe in the implementation of modern payment and banking solutions, such as contactless payments, bank-branded pay-by-link payments, or sector-wide solutions such as the BLIK mobile payment service. The popularity of mobile and e-banking (with almost seven and 14 million active users, respectively) and contactless payments (currently … Continue reading “Why Poland became a key part of Europe’s fintech scene – and what comes next”

Legal Briefing | Competition |

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The Trade Competition Act BE 2560 (2017) (TCA), effective 4 October 2017, repeals the Trade Competition Act BE 2542 (1999). The TCA aims to improve enforcement of Thai competition law by introducing a number of new measures, including transforming the TCC into an agency independent from any government department.

Legal Briefing | Competition |

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Ireland is one of the best countries in the world for ease of doing business, according to Forbes. The Irish regulatory environment is business focused and pragmatic. Companies deal with smaller regulatory teams, giving them and their advisers greater access to senior personnel. Competition is no exception. Matheson is the law firm of choice for … Continue reading “Ireland: recent developments in merger control and antitrust enforcement”

Feature | Leader

Alex Novarese, Editor-in-Chief, The In-House Lawyer & Legal Business

It’s frequent for law firms to talk of abandoning the ideas or projects that may have potentially raised a GC’s pulse because it involves the nightmare of arguing with four departments to kick in budget.

Feature | Adviser focus

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Having trailed peers during the 2000s, Pinsent Masons has been one of most consistent performers in its class in recent years. The In-House Lawyer caught up with its energetic senior partner to delve deeper

Feature | Adviser focus

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While women advance in senior disputes and in-house roles, high-end M&A remains a boys’ club. IHL assesses the female talent in the City deal scene and asks if things will ever improve.