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Bangladeshi fruit pickers shot at by Greek farmers win human rights case

European court of human rights rules in favour of Bangladeshi migrants over 2013 attack and orders Greece to pay damages The European court of human rights has issued a landmark judgment vindicating a group of migrant strawberry pickers who were shot at by employers for asking for...

Date: 30 March 2017

Travel Ban 2.0 Now Suspended Indefinitely

It does feel like this is all heading for a SCOTUS showdown, but will it break down along traditional party lines?

Date: 30 March 2017

Senator: Gorsuch Without Principle Because He Didn’t Turn Down SCOTUS Nomination For Garland

Sick burn, Senator.

Date: 30 March 2017

An Ode To Gunners

Let's show some gratitude to gunners.

Date: 30 March 2017

G R Ranking Limited / Paydayloan

We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

Date: 30 March 2017

Death, devastation and diplomacy: battle for Mosul intensifies – in pictures

As the UN secretary general, António Guterres, touches down in Iraq to witness the growing humanitarian crisis, he calls for the protection of civilians to be the ‘absolute priority’. But even as diplomatic efforts intensify, those trapped inside Mosul face escalating destruction,...

Date: 30 March 2017

Fried Frank London leadership to move to Mifsud as veteran White retires

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson's London managing partner Graham White is to retire later this year with asset management partner Mark Mifsud taking up the role of London head.

Date: 30 March 2017

Morning Docket: 03.30.17

* North Carolina lawmakers say they've reached a deal to repeal the state's controversial bathroom bill. I wonder how those negotiations went: "Hey, this law is awful and is costing our state billions. Let's get rid of it." "Okay." I mean that's probably not how it went, but it's...

Date: 30 March 2017

RDIF invests in InfoWatch

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has made an investment in InfoWatch group, a Russian specialist in corporate information security. read more

Date: 30 March 2017

ILPA launches phase two of private equity transparency initiative

Fifteen months after the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) published the first private equity industry standard template for reporting fees, expenses and carried interest to limited partners, the organisation has launched the second phase of the initiative which will...

Date: 30 March 2017

'A different direction': Addleshaws GC Callander departs for role at Supergroup

Addleshaw Goddard's general counsel (GC) Simon Callander is leaving the firm for a role as GC and company secretary at UK fashion retailer SuperGroup.

Date: 30 March 2017

NatWest SME law firm report warns lock-up a concern although business climate positive

With an average revenue growth of 5% in 2016, the business climate for small to medium size (SME) firms with income under £123m in the UK has been generally positive, according to the latest NatWest Legal Benchmarking report out today (30 March).

Date: 30 March 2017

High court rejects challenge to ban on assisted dying

Noel Conway, 67, who is terminally ill, wanted judicial review of ban that prevents him ending his own life without protracted pain A terminally ill former lecturer has lost a high court bid to change the law so that he can be given assistance to die at home surrounded by his family. Noel...

Date: 30 March 2017

Walder Wyss advises First Quantum Minerals over Senior Notes issue

Walder Wyss has acted as Swiss counsel to First Quantum Minerals, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based mining and metals company, in relation to the issuance on 22 March 2017 of Senior Notes due 2023 and 2025 for a total amount of $2.2bn (guaranteed by certain of the company’s subsidiaries,...

Date: 30 March 2017

Legal framework around natural gas in Angola

Rui Amendoeira, head of VdA’s Oil & Gas department is to host a seminar on the legal framework around natural gas in Angola. The international and Angolan natural gas sectors are both on the agenda. The event will take place in Luanda on 29 March next and targets directors,...

Date: 30 March 2017

Kinstellar advises on acquisition financing of a CEE real estate portfolio

Kinstellar has advised Helaba and ČSOB on the Czech law aspects of CPI Property Group‘s acquisition financing of a high-quality mixed-use retail and commercial portfolio in Central and Eastern Europe acquired from CBRE Global Investors. The transaction is valued at over €650m...

Date: 30 March 2017

Gateley advises Endless on acquisition of Jones Bootmaker

Gateley Plc, has advised transformational private equity investor, Endless LLP on the acquisition of shoe retailer Jones Bootmaker from administration. The deal completed on Saturday, 25 March just nine days after the initial instruction. The Endless vehicle purchased the business...

Date: 30 March 2017

FCA fines former investment banker for sharing confidential information over WhatsApp

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Christopher Niehaus, a former investment banker, £37,198 for sharing client confidential information over WhatsApp.  The FCA found that Mr Niehaus failed to act with due skill, care and diligence.

Date: 30 March 2017

Sinixt First Nation wins recognition in Canada decades after 'extinction'

Indigenous group, which continued to exist in US after being declared extinct in Canada, still retains rights on ancestral lands in British Columbia, court ruled When Annie Joseph died in the 1950s, she had been the last known member of the Sinixt First Nation in Canada for more...

Date: 30 March 2017

The aftermath of Brazil's Supreme Court ruling on excluding ICMS when calculating COFINS and PIS

Brazilian tax authorities and taxpayers have long contested the inclusion of ICMS (a tax on the circulation of goods, interstate and intercity transportation and communication services) when calculating COFINS and PIS contributions, two complex social taxes.

Date: 30 March 2017

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