legal trends magazine
Since April 2020, when the first issue of TRENDS magazine was published, the international members of the different practice groups at The Law Firm Network have been contributing with their knowledge and expertise to create this highly specialized publication.
Insolvency & Restructuring
a matter of law
20/03/2021 – “Boom or Bust in the retail sector – Covid perspectives from some of our European partners.”
podcastsInsolvency and restructuring Practice Group PodcastsMembers of the Insolvency and Restructuring Group discussed the status on the retail industry: ► How has Covid impacted the retail sector in your country? ► What financial support packages has your...
podcastsInsolvency and restructuring Practice Group PodcastsListen to the new episode of our podcast series, “A Matter of Law”, about litigation funding across the world. This podcast has been created with the participation of LFN members Brown Rudnick LLP (US/UK),...
podcastsInsolvency and restructuring Practice Group PodcastsThis podcast speaks about the impact of COVID -19 on commercial real estate contracts and how the pandemic has affected relationships between Landlords and Tenants in different European countries.Meet The...
lfn legal guides
Exactly thirty years ago, two researchers outlined the first idea of a system where document timestamps could not be tampered with. But it was not until a little bit more than ten years ago that the world heard about blockchain technology.
Now in the wake of the 21st century, technology does not seem to be about globalization anymore -now taken for granted-, but about decentralization. If globalization revealed that as a planet we are centripetally connected, decentralization now confirms that we are centrifugally hyper-connected.
As legal practitioners, not only are we challenged by the concept of decentralization, but we also need to reassess the legal nature of time-honored institutions like currency, securities, agreements, property, justice.
Cryptocurrency is probably the most popular utilization of decentralized technology, but it has not been equally regulated in all jurisdictions however popular it might be. And even in those jurisdictions where it has, it has been assimilated -from a regulatory perspective- to securities, currency, or generally as goods.
This guide intends to be a snapshot of the current cryptocurrency regulations in some of the countries that are represented at The Law Firm Network. It does not intend to be legal advice and readers are encouraged to contact the local law firm for further information or guidance.
In today’s cosmopolitan world, borders are becoming more fluid as a growing number of people migrate for work to neighbouring and more distant countries where they encounter very different approaches to employment law. Similarly, investors extend their activities beyond the “safe” territories of their headquarters and established offices, and venture more and more often too far away countries offering new business opportunities. The opportunity to get basic information on employment legislation in individual countries in one publication and to be able to easily and quickly compare different jurisdictions is therefore nowadays very convenient.
That is the purpose of this unique publication comprising information on employment regulation in 35 countries across the globe, which has been created thanks to the joint efforts and close cooperation of the members of The Law Firm Network and their partner law firms. The systematic structuring of texts will give the reader a comprehensive idea of employment regulation, human resource costing and national specifics in different jurisdictions. We strongly believe that this collection will serve its purpose well and will become a useful tool in the hands of employment lawyers.
This country-by-country guide aims at providing a practical introduction for all those re-sponsible persons dealing with cross-border contracts by giving a general description of the legal system at the beginning of each country chapter and dealing with certain issues often faced in (cross-border) contracts. While the emphasis is on the setting of a sales contract, the main issues covered may also become relevant in other settings. This guide may give an indication if and in which manner an issue is usually dealt with under local law in each of the jurisdictions. This may help the reader to achieve an appropriate out-come in its business negotiations.
It is important to note that the challenges faced by the parties of a cross-border contract may vary significantly. Therefore, the persons responsible are well advised to seek inde-pendent professional advice to identify potential pitfalls at an early stage.
In the today’s globalised economy, companies engage in business around the world, contracts are entered into with business partners across jurisdictions and the companies’ creditors and debtors are spread across the world and assets are located in more than one jurisdiction. The globalization of these business activities creates additional challenges for companies facing financial difficulties. On the other hand, insolvency and restructuring laws are mostly territorial which makes managing cross border insolvencies a challenging task.
This Directors Liability Guide focuses on the duties of the directors of distressed companies and is aimed at providing the members of the board of directors with guidance on how to best weather the storm. It is important to note that the challenges faced by companies in financial distress vary from company to company and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Therefore, the members of the board of directors are well advised to seek independent professional advice, to identify potential pit falls and director liability issues at an early stage.
Together we have provided a practical introduction to the real issues for distressed companies and their creditors, addressing commercial realities.
In the guide we have focussed on the following:
1. The issues arising for a company when it is in financial difficulty.
2. The available processes and necessary considerations for companies thinking of taking action to restructure or seek insolvency protection.
3. The issues for secured and unsecured creditors of companies in financial difficulty.
4. Financing options available and the necessary considerations for companies that wish to continue trading during a restructuring or insolvency process.
5. Alternative restructuring processes that can be undertaken without the need for court procedures.
6. The need for international interaction and the cross border issues affecting distressed companies and their creditors.
We hope it becomes your first point of reference. Should you need further advice or expertise then you should contact the relevant individual contributors.
blogThe Award is given by the Network in consideration of the efforts, displayed by the Association, to preserve the city, its habitants and, overall, the community in which this year’s Annual Conference will be held.The Law Firm Network Annual Conference, where the...
blogToday we have the pleasure to speak to Amos Hacmun, Managing Partner of Heskia – Hacmun, our Israeli member, about the Heskia – Hacmun art project. For more than a decade, this project has welcomed ventures, exhibitions and events with various artists and...
blogToday we have the pleasure to speak to the LFN Executive Director, Rafael Truan Blanco about his plans for the future of the Network.1. You have come to this position at a complex time full of new challenges, how do you think the network should grow in this...
Legal Updates from some of our members
MTC INSIGHTS – 16 July 2021 (PDF)
Special Alert – July 2021 (PDF)
Klausstrasse 33, 8024 Zurich, Switzerland
The Law Firm Network is a network of independent law firms founded in 1989. Our members are not affiliated in the joint practice of law; each member firm is an independent law firm and renders professional services on an individual and separate basis.