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Round-up of important employment law developments download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 10-Jul-2014

Employers should be aware of a number of recent developments in the employment law arena.

Russia moves to ban exports of personal data download subscription

Dentons 9-Jul-2014

The Russian Parliament has just passed new rules requiring the personal data of Russians to be stored in Russia.

Mixed feelings: China censures bitcoin while Hong Kong embraces it download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jul-2014

Last December, bitcoin prices plummeted by nearly half, after Chinese authorities banned all financial institutions in China from engaging in bitcoin-related business.

Bitcoin: bringing you up to speed on a digital currency download subscription

DLA Piper 8-Jul-2014

While the use of Bitcoin may not presently be widely accepted like cash or electronic funds transfers, it is undeniable that the market opportunities for Bitcoin are rapidly increasing.

EU Data Protection Regulation: update download subscription

Dentons 4-Jul-2014

The EU Data Protection Regulation was discussed at the Privacy Laws & Business conference in Cambridge, UK.

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Duck, duck, goose? No, says the court — Aereo remains yet another duck download subscription

Dentons 10-Jul-2014

The Aereo and TVC cases illustrate a trend for the courts to look beyond technical differences between innovative and traditional broadcasters and distribution platforms.

Mira secures significant damages award download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 9-Jul-2014

Following last year’s judgment that Bristan had infringed Mira’s UK unregistered design rights, the parties were back in court this year for the damages enquiry.

Important news for pharma companies: the Bolar exemption is about to be broadened weblink subscription

Walker Morris 9-Jul-2014

The government has been consulting on broadening the scope of the Bolar exemption.

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Leuthold v CBC: ‘industry practice’ in interpreting contracts download subscription

Dentons 9-Jul-2014

When, if ever, can ‘industry practice’ be used in interpreting contracts? That question is of particular relevance in the entertainment industries.

A reminder from the EAT: appealing against a well-reasoned tribunal decision is unlikely to be successful download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 8-Jul-2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reviewed the approach to be taken by tribunals in determining employment status.

Suarez incident legal postscript: apology constitutes second bite of the cherry download subscription

Nabarro 7-Jul-2014

On the evening of 30 June 2014 (nearly a week after the incident and having been found guilty of a deliberate bite on Chiellini), Suarez issued an apology.

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Limitation and exclusion of liability in a long-term IT contract weblink subscription

Walker Morris 12-May-2014

Fujitsu brought proceedings against IBM, claiming that IBM had breached the subcontract including obligations of fiduciary duty and good faith.

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Non-US investors in US real estate: tax challenges and solutions download subscription

DLA Piper 10-Jul-2014

Investment in US real estate by non-US investors is increasing.

Mixed feelings: China censures bitcoin while Hong Kong embraces it download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jul-2014

Last December, bitcoin prices plummeted by nearly half, after Chinese authorities banned all financial institutions in China from engaging in bitcoin-related business.

Tax authorities updated their interpretation of certain transfer pricing issues download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jul-2014

The Ministry of Revenues and Levies of Ukraine has issued Order #368 ‘On amendment of generalised tax consultation on transfer pricing related issues, adopted by Order #699’.

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Video: settlement agreements — a guide for UK employers download weblink subscription

IBB Solicitors 10-Jul-2014

One of the problems faced by HR managers is how you go about having a difficult conversation with an employee who isn’t performing as well as you would like.

Top tips for financiers: dealing with a defaulting borrower download subscription

Dentons 10-Jul-2014

The Dentons restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy group considers the legal, commercial and practical issues.

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Company/Commercial Briefings

Bereavement leave: should employers be doing more? download subscription

Shoosmiths 6-Jun-2014

Recently the Dying Matters Coalition has called for a national review of employment practice on bereavement leave.

Changes to flexible working requests download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 3-Jun-2014

While employers will not be under an obligation to accept all requests, they will be obliged to consider all requests reasonably within a three-month time frame.

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