Partnership agreement: review of partner bankruptcy cases | Boekel

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International structures as used by multinational companies may typically include limited partnerships or general partnerships. If the Netherlands is involved in international structures, the partnerships may be set up in such a way that they qualify as transparent for Dutch tax purposes. Further, partnerships could be used to manage the recognition of taxable income (for …

Reforming the law of defamation: an honest opinion | Schillings

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There have been several recent cases and developments in the law of defamation that have affected the realm of permissible comment and opinion in publications, whether in the media or in a business context. In defamation law this is the defence of fair comment.

Dilapidations procedure: the latest position | Bond Dickinson LLP

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Over the past 12 months there has been much debate in the dilapidations world surrounding procedural aspects of making or defending dilapidations claims. While, to some followers of this debate, it might be unfortunate that discussions have centred around procedural rather than substantive issues, a knowledge of appropriate procedures for dilapidations is important nonetheless. Not …

Recent developments in ADR: welcome changes for commercial dispute resolution | Byrne Wallace

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Ireland was initially slow to realise the potential of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to deliver meaningful and cost-effective outcomes for commercial enterprises involved in disputes. Things changed dramatically with the inception of the Commercial List of the High Court (known colloquially as the Commercial Court) in 2004, which built into its procedural rules a facility …

Will the UK courts ever be good Europeans? | Rouse

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The 1973 European Patent Convention (EPC) harmonised patent law throughout the contracting states and was a very significant achievement. The contracting states include all the member states of the EU and some other European countries.

Which approach to take? | Holman Fenwick Willan

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When insolvency law and arbitration meet, the question arises as to how the commencement of the insolvency proceeding affects the ability to arbitrate, the arbitration agreement, the arbitration proceeding and the setting aside proceeding, as well as the recognition and enforcement of the arbitral award.

Licensee beware: software licences might not be as ‘perpetual’ as you first thought | SJ Berwin LLP

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In recent months we have assisted on several high-value software licensing transactions, all of which involved long debates about the ‘perpetual’ nature of the licences granted. This prompted us to revisit the important lessons to be learned from the judgment recently handed down in BMS Computer Solutions Ltd v AB Agri Ltd [2010], which all …

New guidance impacts on health-related inadmissibility | Magrath Sheldrick LLP

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The US Immigration and Nationality Act (the Immigration Act) – the key federal law governing immigration and citizenship – is one of the more complex and frequently amended US statutes. Together with Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations, it contains the rules and regulations for entry to and exclusion from the US by …