Football League – key principles strengthened download subscription
The Football League has amended its regulations relating to the insolvency of football clubs which will take effect from the start of the 2015-16 season.
FIFA allegations: establishing the home turf download subscription
While the US authorities have led the way, in the home of football the Serious Fraud Office is “assessing material”.
Did FIFA not see this coming? download subscription
The recent FIFA arrests shine a spotlight on the reputational damage bribery and corruption allegations can cause to an organisation whose officials are accused of bribery offences.
FIFA corruption: the pursuit of integrity in sport download subscription
Jack Warner and his buddies were not the only sporting figures being accused of corruption this week.
Football finance options: don’t concede an own goal subscription
This article looks at the decision of the Football Disciplinary Commission to impose a £30,000 suspended fine on Reading Football Club and offers guidance to football clubs that are looking at funding options in light of this decision.
The growing risk of hacking subscription
Canada: simplifying audio-visual productions subscription
Intellectual Property Briefings
Eli Lilly succeeds in overturning award of DNIs regarding UK, FR, IT and ES designations of its European patent download subscription
The Court of Appeal has delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Actavis v Eli Lillydispute, ruling that Actavis is not entitled to a declaration of noninfringement (DNI) of Eli Lilly’s European patent.
Has Turkey moved nearer to a trademark code? download subscription
Turkey’s trademark law has been partially cancelled by the Constitutional Court – will it help bring forward a trademark code?
‘Lego man’ shape mark ruled valid download subscription
The General Court (Third Chamber) in Luxembourg has ruled that Lego’s mannequin shape CTM is valid. The good news for Lego follows the General Court’s 2008 decision that its registration for its brick shape was invalid.
Increasing the bankability of PPP projects in Kazakhstan: legislation issues download subscription
A focus on analysis of existing key concepts of Kazakhstan’s legislation which may potentially affect the bankability of the PPP projects in Kazakhstan.
Declare and be exempt: new Russian programme for individuals’ assets download subscription
Individuals can disclose their assets in exchange for exemption from administrative, tax and criminal liability.
Russia: Taxation of controlled foreign companies download subscription
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners sets out an overview of the rules on the taxation of foreign controlled companies established by Law No. 376-FZ dated 24 November 2014 ‘On Amending of the Russian Tax Code’.
From the firm of the week
BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises: press watchdog to be a charity; payment by results; and more download subscription
Also: People with Significant Control consultation; Scotland may extend FoI rules; and more.
Real estate update: disputes resolution; guidance on leases; and more download subscription
Also: big increase in the duties required of construction clients; and more.
Dress codes in the workplace download subscription
The issues that employers should consider when drafting and implementing dress codes.
Litigants in person: essential new guidelines subscription
Guidelines for lawyers have been issued in response to increasing numbers of individuals representing themselves in court. Rebecca Courtney explains how the guidelines can help to ensure the smooth running of cases involving litigants in person.
HCA International v CMA – when it's time to start afresh download subscription
The Court of Appeal looked at when a public body is required to appoint new decision makers where a decision has been held to be unlawful and is remitted to the body to be retaken.
Information Technology Briefings
Widespread adoption of data and analytics among businesses, yet many challenged to derive value from the data download subscription
A KPMG report highlights a growing gap between how businesses currently use D&A and their ability to apply it to untapped areas of rich opportunity.
Using corporate intelligence to gain the upper hand in litigation strategy download subscription
Corporate intelligence can be used to inform and shape litigation strategy.
Which firms are cutting it in this era of slimline rosters, and who are the GC new brooms making clean sweeps? The Lawyer can reveal all
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?
How music giant Universal and its external legal adviser maintain a harmonious and enduring working relationship
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.
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
IT services are all about the cloud these days, but what’s the attraction and what are the legal risks?
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
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