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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Hengeler Mueller advises Accel on investment in Rasa Technologies

April 2019. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Accel and other co-investors have invested in AI startup Rasa Technologies, originally founded in Berlin, as part of a Series A financing round. Rasa is an open source company that enables developers to build contextual AI assistants.

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Certified Continuing Professional Development Center

April 2019. Press Releases by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (view listing).

Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC has been certified by the Cyprus Bar Association as a Continuing Professional Development Training Centre.

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Employment Law - Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors, London

April 2019. Press Releases by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors (view listing).

Employment

Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors specialises in all aspects of commercial and employment law, including: HR support, workplace mediation and representation in Employment Tribunals. Our lawyers provide clear and practical advice that is tailored to our clients needs.

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Corporate Insider’s Business Excellence 2019 title awarded to DMS DeBenedetti Majewski Szcześniak

April 2019. Press Releases by DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak (view listing).

It is a pleasure for us to inform that DMS received Business Excellence 2019 award in the category of Investment funds Law Firm of the Year, awarded by a prestigious international information platform Corporate Insider.

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Hengeler Mueller advises ZEISS on acquisition of GOM

April 2019. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

ZEISS, an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics and GOM have signed an agreement on the business combination of the companies. 

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Hengeler Mueller advises Deutsche Börse on creation of new index and portfolio / risk analytics pro

April 2019. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Deutsche Börse AG (Deutsche Börse) has entered into binding agreements on the acquisition of Axioma Inc. (Axioma), which is a leading provider of portfolio and risk management solutions. Axioma will be combined with Deutsche Börse's entire index business (STOXX and DAX) to create a new company.

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Hengeler Mueller advises TRUMPF on EUR 250m Schuldschein loan

April 2019. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG. has successfully placed a Schuldschein loan (Schuldscheindarlehen) in the aggregate amount of EUR 250 million with terms of five, seven and ten years. The transaction has been arranged by UniCredit Bank AG and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.

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BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER (RUSSIA) LLP TOP-RANKED BY THE LEGAL 500 2019

April 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) is once again named one of the best law firms on the Russian legal market by the recently released The Legal 500.

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“Hardtalk: Renewables in Details” - Prospects and Problems of the “Green” Energy Market have

April 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

State of implementation of the new electricity market and readiness of the Regulator and market participants for the new regime of state support for renewable energy projects - these were the main topics discussed by the TOP market experts during the interview at the “Hardtalk: Renewables in Details” event on March 28 in Kyiv.

The organizers of the event -A7 CONFERENCES and GOLAW. 

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ANGOLA | VALUE ADDED TAX

April 2019. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

25 January 2019

The Angolan National Assembly approved a bill enacting the new Value Added Tax (“VAT”) Code.

The approved VAT model is a multi-stage tax that encompasses the entire economic chain. Inspired by the European VAT model, the new tax should replace the current Consumption Tax as well as bring about a few adjustments to the Stamp Duty Code.

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COMPETITION AUTHORITY CREATED IN ANGOLA

April 2019. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

January 2019

On 21 December 2018, Presidential Decree 313/18 approving the bylaws of the Angolan Competition Regulatory Authority (“CRA”) was published, putting in place the last piece of the Angolan competition law regime.

The decree completes the Angolan Competition Act (“ACA”), of 10 May 2018 (see Flash here), and the corresponding Regulation, approved by Presidential Decree 240/18, of 12 October 2018 (“Regulation”).

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Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors discuss Post Brexit scenarios - EU Nationals and Salient Immigration

March 2019. Press Releases by Gulbenkian Andonian Solicitors (view listing).

Immigration

From 1 January 2021 everyone except for British and Irish citizens will be subject to immigration control in the UK.  Gulbenkian Andonian solicitors has already published an article on this topic of post- Brexit immigration and has discussed the case of EU nationals and family members after Brexit, you can find that article here as one of many in our blog.

This article will highlight some other immigration changes that are taking place as a result of Brexit, as one of the main reasons that the UK voted to leave the EU some years ago, was to have control over its borders and to ensure that it was the UK Government and not Brussels would dictate the course of UK immigration.

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DMS as a partner of Polmoot organized by the Second Stefan Batory High School in Warsaw

March 2019. Press Releases by DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak (view listing).

On March 23, 2019  on the first day of Polmoot devoted to arbitration organized by the Second Stefan Batory High Schoold in Warsaw, C. David DeBenedetti, partner in DMS gave a lecture entitled Arbitration clauses in M&A contracts.

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PwC Legal strengthens its footprint with the nomination of two new partners and a principal

March 2019. Press Releases by PwC Legal Luxembourg (view listing).

PwC Legal strengthens its footprint with the nomination of two new partners and a principal

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HIGH COURT DIRECTS THE DRT TO DECIDE THE INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION

HIGH COURT DIRECTS THE DRT TO DECIDE THE INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION PRIOR TO THE FINAL HEARING OF THE MATTER

Matter titled as “S.L.Chopra Vs. IDBI”.

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THE DIVISION BENCH OF THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF DELHI ISSUES NOTICE IN THE EXECUTION APPEAL

THE DIVISION BENCH OF THE HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF DELHI ISSUES NOTICE IN THE EXECUTION APPEAL AND STAYS THE ORDER PASSED BY THE EXECUTING COURT

Matter titled as “M/s Maharishi Ayurveda Products Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Sparsh Builders Pvt. Ltd.

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Karanovic & Partners wins the Law Firm of the Year Award

March 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year award, in the Eastern Europe and the Balkans category. This is the third time that Karanovic & Partners is selected among some of the best law firms in Europe to take home this renowned accolade, awarded by The Lawyer Magazine.

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PRIVACY, DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY

March 2019. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

19 February 2018

COMMISSION COMMUNICATION – GUIDANCE ON THE DIRECT APPLICATION OF THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has issued, on the 24 January, a Communication containing guidance in view of facilitating the direct application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in all the European Union (the “EU”) as of 25 May 2018 (the “Communication”). Simultaneously, the Commission has also published a set of GDPR-related Q&A and an online tool to help companies – focusing on SMEs -, citizens and public administrations understand the new rules.

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BEWARE OF RPM – COMMISSION ISSUES FINES FOR ONLINE RESALE PRICE-FIXING

March 2019. Press Releases by VdA- Vieira de Almeida (view listing).

July 31, 2018

On 24th July 2018, the European Commission (EC) issued four decisions fining Asus, Philips, Denon & Marantz and Pioneer, for a total of 111 million EUR, for fixing or establishing minimum resale prices on online retailers, a commercial practice also known as resale price maintenance (RPM). According to the EC, such RPM practices restricted online retailers’ ability to set their own retail prices for widely used consumer electronics product infringing EU competition rules.

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Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants appoints Matthew Donovan as Partner

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

Galadari Advocates& Legal Consultants, one of the leading integrated law firms in the region,announces the appointment of Matthew Donovan as a partner based in the firm’sheadquarters in Dubai.

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And It Was the IP Strategy That Made My Business Plan Edgy!

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

For both Ariana and Asma it was critical that their respective business plans get accepted. While Araina was trying to win the investors for her start up, Asma wanted her much awaited promotion from the board of directors. While Ariana did crack the deal,sadly Asma didn’t.

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Out with the Old, In With the New: Comparing DIFC and ADGM Arbitration Law

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

The UAE has implemented a major initiative to update its laws and procedures, by adopting best international practice to encourage foreign direct investment and trade more generally with the UAE. There was a new Companies Law in 2015, a Bankruptcy Law in 2016, tax laws in 2017, and a Federal Arbitration Law and Foreign Direct Investment Law in 2018. In addition to that, Federal law No. 18 of 2017 amended the Companies Law to allow the authorities to dis-apply the requirement for 51% local ownership of UAE companies. A clear message is being sent to the world that the UAE is open for business, there is a strong modern structure in place in a form which is familiar to the big international players and which will serve their business needs.

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Are Security Cheques Still an Effective Form of Security in Dubai?

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

Cheques are the most commonly used commercial paper in the UAE not only because they are used as a method of payment, but also, because they are the only commercial paper secured by the provisions of the UAE’s Penal Code (the “Penal Code”)to enhance confidence in cheques as a form of payment. As a result, cheques have been used for decades in the local market as a form of security.

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Prof. dr hab. Jarosław Majewski recommended in the 2019 Chambers Europe ranking

March 2019. Press Releases by DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak (view listing).

11.03.2019

Prof. dr hab. Jarosław Majewski recommended in the 2019 Chambers Europe ranking

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DMS partners taking part in Polish Seminar on EPA in Japan

March 2019. Press Releases by DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak (view listing).

C. David DeBenedetti and Bartosz Bagieński, DMS partners, took part in the 13th annual General Meeting of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Polish Seminar on “New Possibilities of the Bilateral Economic Relations between Japan and Poland under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)”.

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Arbitration in The UAE Under the New Arbitration Law

March 2019. Press Releases by Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants (view listing).

Arbitration practice and procedure has developed rapidly in the UAE, and the courts now take a far more pro-active role in supporting the arbitration process and enforcing arbitral awards. This movement can be seen progressively in Cassation Court judgments over the past ten years and is now recognised in Federal Law No. 6 of 2018 on Arbitration (the “new Arbitration Law”), which repealed and replaced the old arbitration law in Articles 203 to 218 of Federal Law No. 11 of 1992. The old law did not reflect international best practice and left too much scope for the award debtor to avoid making payment

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No anti-arbitration relief from Civil Court even when fraud/collusion is alleged

No anti-arbitration relief from Civil Court even when fraud/collusion is alleged

Introduction

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India paved way in upholding the momentous judicial precedent which lays down a crucial legal principle pertaining to arbitration proceedings in India w.r.t. power of a civil court in granting the anti-arbitration relief. Recently, the Hon’ble Supreme Court was pleased to dismiss the Special Leave Petition filed by Mr. Ravi Arya (‘Opposite Party’/‘RA’) and uphold the order of the Division Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay dated 12.02.2019, in the case of Ravi Arya & Ors. vs. Palmview Overseas Limited & Ors.

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Boult Wade Tennant LLP’s London team has moved

March 2019. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant LLP’s London team has moved to a new office location.

Salisbury Square House is a bright and flexible space offering clients and staff alike an improved working environment and new facilities. 

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C. David DeBenedetti, partner in DMS in an interview given to a Spanish journal "Expansión”

March 2019. Press Releases by DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak (view listing).

C. David DeBenedetti, attorney of the State of New York and DMS partner gave an interview to a Spanish journal "Expansión”. In his conversation with Victor Moreno, he touched on the changes on the market of legal services that occurred as a result of development of new technologies and said that DMS attempts to fully adjust to these new conditions. Based on the analysis of the M&A market in Poland and internationally in recent years, C. David DeBenedetti guaranties that despite a drop in investments in Poland, the M&A market will continue to grow while  DMS, as a member of Globalaw, expects intensified work in this area.

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New international recognition for Maravela|Asociații’s dispute resolution practice

March 2019. Press Releases by Maravela & Asociaţii (view listing).

The year 2019 brought important achievements for Maravela|Asociații’s practice, following intense activity of the team, which has been acknowledged by international directories and repeatedly appreciated by firm’s clients.

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DMS nominated in the 3rd edition of the “CEE M&A Awards” in the Law Firm category

March 2019. Press Releases by DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak (view listing).

It is a pleasure for us to inform that DMS got a nomination in the third edition of ”CEE M&A Awards” organized by the CEE M&A Director Magazine and EuropaProperty.com, in the Law Firm category containing 11 law firms, both regional and global, including one of the biggest in Poland. The Final Gala took place on March 7, 2019 in the Westin hotel in Warsaw.

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20th Wiener Juristengespraeche – Opportunities and Risks of Artificial Intelligence

March 2019. Press Releases by bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte GmbH (view listing).

bpv Huegel welcomed 120 participants to an international symposium at the STRABAG Kunstforum. The symposium was dedicated to the topic of legal opportunities and risks of artificial intelligence with the goal of merging legal issues and technical understanding.

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Jindal Rail Infrastructure Limited wins INR 18.35 Crores plus Interest in Arbitration against Union

Jindal Rail Infrastructure Limited wins INR 18.35 Crores plus Interest in Arbitration against Union of India, Ministry of Railways

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FORTHCOMING ARTICLE BY RICCARDO VILLATA IN “RIVISTA DI DIRITTO PROCESSUALE AMMINISTRATIVO"

March 2019. Press Releases by Villata, Degli Esposti e Associati (view listing).

The article is a further contribution to an ongoing debate on jurisdiction in which Riccardo Villata provides, amongst other interpretations, an insight into the constitutional system resulting from Articles 103 and 113 of the Italian Constitution.

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GOLAW has successfully represented the interests one of the largest agricultural companies in Ukrain

February 2019. Press Releases by GOLAW (view listing).

GOLAW has successfully represented the interests one of the largest agricultural companies in Ukraine

GOLAW has successfully represented the interests of one of the largest companies of the agrarian sector in Ukraine in a dispute with the tax authority over recognition as unlawful and cancellation of the tax notice decisions for more than 16 million hryvnas.

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Top Ranked in the 2019 Chambers Global Guide

February 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

We are proud to announce that Karanovic & Partners has once again been top-ranked on the most recent Chambers Global leading law firm listing. The 2019 Chambers Global guide highlights the Corporate & Commercial practice group in the jurisdictions of Montenegro and Serbia as belonging to band 1.

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Karanovic & Partners Shortlisted With 5 Deals for Deal of the Year Award

February 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

After winning the Deal of the Year Award in 2018, Karanovic & Partners is this year once again in the finals for this prestigious accolade – this time with 5 deals and in 5 jurisdictions. Organized by the renowned CEE Legal Matters magazine, these awards are a way of recognizing the biggest and most important deals by law firms in Central and Eastern European jurisdictions.

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Mid Europa Partners sells Bambi to Coca-Cola HBC

February 2019. Press Releases by Karanovic & Nikolic (view listing).

Coca-Cola HBC announced the agreement to acquire Bambi, the leading Serbian biscuit and confectionary maker, from Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe. Karanovic & Partners, working together with White & Case and KPMG, advised Mid Europa Partners in this transaction – which is now subject to customary competition authority clearance and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.

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We are very pleased to announce that our Trade Mark group have been ranked in the top tier of the 20

February 2019. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Managing Partner and Head of the Trade Mark and Domain Names practice group John Wallace commented ”This is a tremendous result for the firm. It demonstrates the calibre of our team here at Boult Wade Tennant. We have great people across the practice groups and support teams who make it possible for us to continue to be a leading firm. It is very rewarding for us to be recognised by an independent source such as MIP - what a great way to start this year especially as we are celebrating . This year the firm celebrates our 125th anniversary”.

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AI -based Health Innovation in India - a Legal Perspective

February 2019. Press Releases by K & S Partners (view listing).

AI -based Health Innovation in India - a Legal Perspective

Artificial Intelligence (AI) involves the simulation of intelligent human behaviour in computers. AI, once a mere posterchild of Sci-fi novels has now arrived with aplomb and is all set as a technology platform that drives innovation across board. Not only is it making headlines in the IT and computer science industry, it is also revolutionising the way innovation is driven in the ever-complex biotechnology and health care sector. AI is significantly impacting innovation in the area of personalised genomic medicine, drug discovery, drug target identification and validation, biomedical, clinical and patient data management, drug repurposing programs and biomarkers development.

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NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg establishes Insurance and Reinsurance practice

February 2019. Press Releases by NautaDutilh (view listing).

NautaDutilh is pleased to announce the establishment of its Luxembourg Insurance and Reinsurance practice, another big step in the firm's ongoing expansion. The new practice group reflects increased client demand for legal services in the insurance field.

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BCLP Russia advised Far East & Baikal Region Development Fund on finance transaction

February 2019. Press Releases by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (view listing).

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP advised the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund on a finance transaction for construction of a new terminal in the Far East and development of airport infrastructure

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Stowe Family Law’s Beverley office recruits a new solicitor to support business growth

February 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

February 6, 2019

Senior Solicitor Jane Hockless has joined the Beverley office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.

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Maria Coster from our Nottingham office recognised nationally for her knowledge and expertise

February 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

February 6, 2019

Nottingham based Maria Coster from Stowe Family Law has been recognised by Resolution, a leading national family law organisation, for her specialism in complex financial remedies and private children law.

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Stowe Family Law London office recruits a new solicitor to support business growth

February 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

January 31, 2019

Senior Solicitor Alice Wightman has joined the London Chancery Lane office of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm.

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National acclaim from Resolution for family lawyers at Stowe Family Law

February 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

January 29, 2019

Lawyers at Stowe have been recognised nationally by Resolution, the UK’s leading family law organisation.

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Hope through divorce: Stowe launches workshop to help parents going through a divorce

February 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

January 14, 2019

Whatever your story, we all need support with the emotional fallout from a relationship breakdown. Divorce and separation are extremely stressful times for all those involved. Parenting through a separation and divorce can be challenging and stressful.

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Stowe Family Law shortlisted for Team of the year – family at the Manchester Legal Awards

February 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

January 11, 2019

Lawyers from the Manchester region offices of Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, are celebrating being shortlisted for Team of the year – family at the Manchester Legal Awards.

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Stowe Family Law Recruitment Team nominated for a FIRM Award

February 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

December 20, 2018

The Recruitment Team at Stowe Family Law, the UK’s largest specialist family law firm, is celebrating making the finalist list for the Recruitment Team of the Year award at The FIRM Awards.

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The Stowe office in Reading collaborates with The School of Law at the University of Reading

February 2019. Press Releases by Stowe Family Law (view listing).

December 13, 2018

Stowe Family Law in Reading has joined up with The School of Law at the University of Reading to collaborate with their law students providing practical insight about working in family law.

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