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IPO Watch — GoPro, Tuniu, Alibaba and Cynk Technologies download subscription

Kemp Little 17-Jul-2014

It’s been a great few weeks for tech manufacturer GoPro. The tech manufacturer held its IPO on 26 June 2014 and priced its shares at $24.

George Clooney defends future mother-in-law against Daily Mail download subscription

Schillings 14-Jul-2014

George Clooney has released a long statement condemning the Daily Mail for what he claims was a ‘completely fabricated’ article about his fiancée Amal Alamuddin’s mother.

2014 second-quarter issues/programmes list advisory for broadcast stations download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 4-Jul-2014

The next Quarterly Issues/Programs List must be placed in stations’ public inspection files by 10 July 2014.

2014 second-quarter children’s television programming documentation download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 4-Jul-2014

The next Children’s Television Programming Report must be filed with the FCC and placed in stations’ public inspection files by 10 July 2014.

World Cup fever — an employer’s survival guide weblink subscription

Walker Morris 2-Jul-2014

The World Cup runs until 13 July and from past experience we know it can give rise to a few employment challenges.

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Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. 

US Supreme Court rules in Aereo TV copyright case download subscription

Goodman Derrick 18-Jul-2014

US broadcasters have won an important battle in their efforts to prevent an unlicensed service from providing online real-time streaming of their broadcasts.

Is ‘combination of features’ dead for unregistered Community design rights? download subscription

Shoosmiths 17-Jul-2014

A seven-year battle between Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores looks set to be nearing an end after the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Karen Millen.

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Tax Briefings

House prices rise 10.5 per cent: demand for housing still strong download subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Jul-2014

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have found that house prices rose by 10.5 per cent year on year for the 12 months to May 2014.

What an independent Scotland could mean for your business download subscription

Shoosmiths 22-Jul-2014

Shoosmiths looks at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.

Europe: Italian tax changes in relation to Italian banking arrangements download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

International industrial and manufacturing businesses that have Italian businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent Italian tax changes.

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Communication and reputation on the web: social networks have ultimately become the ‘viral’ environment for online defamation download subscription

NCTM 12-May-2014

diaThe Supreme Court has attempted to dissolve the initial ‘aura’ of mystery and newness associated to the new Facebook instrument and to its typical functions.

From the firm of the week

California Supreme Court ruling limits commission wage allocation download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 21-Jul-2014

In Peabody v Time Warner Cable, Time Warner contended that a former account executive was not entitled to overtime pay because she fell into the ‘commissioned employee’ exemption.

IRS gives QLACs the green light: final regulations issued download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 21-Jul-2014

The IRS has issued final regulations that permit employers and IRA providers to offer ‘qualified longevity annuity contracts’ or ‘QLACs’ under defined-contribution plans and IRAs.

English contract law: has the camel’s nose of ‘good faith’ crept under the tent flap? download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 18-Jul-2014

Under the English Arbitration Act 1996, the grounds on which an English arbitration award can be challenged in court are very limited.

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Litigation Briefings

Squatters’ rights — does crime pay? download subscription

Gateley 22-Jul-2014

The High Court has recently held that an adverse possession claim can be based on criminal trespass.

Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. 

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Information Technology Briefings

The risks posed by insider threats download subscription

Control Risks 22-Jul-2014

With the vast tranches of information stored on organisations’ internal networks, the impact of a data breach can be critical for the company involved.

Judge Stark overhauls patent practices in District of Delaware: 10 key changes download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

The same day he took the reins as chief judge for the District of Delaware, Judge Leonard P Stark substantially overhauled his patent practices. 

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    How to grow PEP by 46 per cent: a lesson from Osborne Clarke

    The firm’s revenue is up 26 per cent and profit per equity partner up 46 per cent, but just what is the secret behind the massive growth at Osborne Clarke?

  • universal

    In harmony – the Universal Music/ KWMSJB relationship

    How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship 

  • Bale

    Summer Round-up: Deals, booted

    Footie and telecoms dominate our regular round-up of recent M&A activity, as the threat of rising interest rates kick-started activity among organisations.

  • C4 team

    All 4 one

    Keeping cutting-edge Channel 4 TV shows on the rails calls for some radical action by its in-house lawyers. No wonder they are award-winners

  • Gail Crawford

    Clouded issues

    IT services are all about the cloud these days, but what’s the attraction and what are the legal risks?

  • digital map 150

    Place matters

    With so many tools of communication now in use, identifying the locations of stored data and their various laws regarding disclosure is essential, say Phil Beckett and Tristan Jenkinson

  • blueprint 150

    Good looking

    An updated e-discovery direction means laying the groundwork for a search will be a key component of success. Adam Clemens’ message is clear: be prepared

  • GPS 150

    Right direction

    The most recent e-discovery practice direction has been pitched just right and should be followed as a matter of course, says Vince Neicho