During the course
of 2016 there were approximately 144 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) of UK
businesses by foreign companies and around 104 mergers and acquisitions by UK
companies of foreign businesses. A
merger or acquisition frequently provides the dominant partner with increased
traction and market share in its industry sector. It is a successful way for a business to
expand its offering to its clients, break into an associate market or simply
weaken the competition by the instant expansion.
Despite the fluctuations in the markets across Europe in recent years, statistics suggest that there is an increase in investment in the Italian real estate market on the part of foreign investors. Italy has always had a powerful charm, enticing people to its shores from all over the globe. The lure of the wonderful climate, unique history and culture, not to mention the fabulous cuisine and wines, all combine to make Italy a superb choice for a holiday or retirement property.
Giambrone's Financial Services Litigation team is now working in conjunction with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority to expose AlgoBanque which falsely claimed to have an office in Switzerland on its website.
Each year there are 24,000 divorces heard in the
courts in England and Wales which involve a foreign national. Divorce in England and Wales is often
considered more favourable to women as it favours the weaker party in the
divorce which is frequently the wife due to having either no income or a
smaller income compared to her husband.
However, not in every case.
Following to a recent judgement of the British Courts,
relating to a Sardinian citizen, residing and employed in London, who wished to
participate in the most important religious festival of Sassari (Sardinia),
questions have arose in relation to workers’ protection against religious
discrimination at the place of work.
There are fears in Brussels that the UK
immigration system will be unable to define who has the right to stay and who
must leave when Brexit finally bites. There is no means of tracking EU nationals when they enter or leave the
UK. There is a very real fear that EU
nationals living in the UK legally will be left in a chaotic no man’s land as
for some people there will be no way of demonstrating the validity of their
right to live in the UK.
Legislative Decree 136/2016 which implements the “Enforcement” Directive
(2014/67/UE) Italy strengthens the
rights and protections afforded to workers posted between Member States and
elsewhere relating to their terms of employment, remuneration and working
The rising level of investment scams poses a
major threat to the financial security of many individuals. The speed with which the fraudsters operate
and the methods they employ leaves little time for the target to question the
proposition or recognise that it is a scam until it is too late.
Competitor pay per click campaigns where a
company bids for the name of a rival in the hope that a customer or client who
searches for a particular company will not notice when a similar company,
rather than the company they selected, appears in the search suggestions. This practice has always been regarded as a
There can be few
holiday experiences more upsetting than having your holiday ruined by
illness. Many people look forward to a
holiday of a lifetime, perhaps a luxury cruise or a trip to an exotic or far
flung destination costing a consider able amount of money, only to find that
the only thing they see is the hotel bedroom, cabin or worse still foreign