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Letter from Europe: cheeky monkey — Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button download weblink subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 22-Aug-2014

Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular. Here he focuses on the recent ‘monkey selfie’.

New sanctions increase uncertainty of shipments to Russia download subscription

Dentons 20-Aug-2014

The US Commerce Department’s BIS has issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations and imposing further export controls against Russia’s energy sector.

Contractual auditor controls — the final outcome download subscription

Gateley 15-Aug-2014

Credit providers seek to monitor customers’ performance over the lifespan of a funding transaction. 

Name or shame: complying with the name and charitable status provisions of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 15-Aug-2014

This note focuses on two key provisions of the Act which deal with the requirement to display the name and charitable status of registered societies.

Manufacturing: Making it Globally download subscription

DLA Piper 15-Aug-2014

In this report we explore the international activities and operations of large UK manufacturing businesses.

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Who’s holding the baby? Shepherd and Wedderburn’s guide to shared parental leave download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Aug-2014

From 5 April 2015, the government plans to give families greater flexibility when deciding who will take time off work to look after their new baby.

Out-of-office messages — I am on holiday… over and out download subscription

Gateley 22-Aug-2014

Just what should you say when leaving an out-of-office message? Should it be funny, apologetic or just short and simple?

Civil service pensions and outsourcing early retirement rights download subscription

Dentons 22-Aug-2014

The Cabinet Office has said it will appeal the High Court decision in Annette Ellis v Cabinet Office [2014] EWHC 2049 (Ch).

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Cloud Standardisation Guidelines published by the European Commission download subscription

Eversheds 22-Aug-2014

The guidelines give EU businesses more certainty around what cloud service providers and cloud services consumers are responsible for when entering into contractual agreements.

Court upholds contract terms — a bad bargain, however clearly drafted, will remain a bad bargain download subscription

Eversheds 22-Aug-2014

The recent case of Fujitsu Services Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd is about one party’s efforts to defeat a clearly worded exclusion clause.

What’s in a name? Nothing, if there’s a number — what if the name and the BIC/account number don’t match? download subscription

Gateley 21-Aug-2014

Since 2007, all the major UK clearing banks have processed and routed electronic payments on the basis of sort code (or bank identifier code — BIC) and account number.

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Breach of the Australian Franchising Code to result in fines download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Jul-2014

As foreshadowed by the coalition government earlier this year, penalties for breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct are to be introduced.

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Recent consultation case highlights the court’s willingness to intervene in public sector decision making download subscription

Eversheds 22-Aug-2014

All health sector bodies thinking about taking decisions that are subject to a period of public consultation should take heed of the High Court’s recent judgment.

Cloud Standardisation Guidelines published by the European Commission download subscription

Eversheds 22-Aug-2014

The guidelines give EU businesses more certainty around what cloud service providers and cloud services consumers are responsible for when entering into contractual agreements.

Court upholds contract terms — a bad bargain, however clearly drafted, will remain a bad bargain download subscription

Eversheds 22-Aug-2014

The recent case of Fujitsu Services Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd is about one party’s efforts to defeat a clearly worded exclusion clause.

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The Financial Report — Fed study questions new money market rules; Singapore updates audit committee guidebook; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 22-Aug-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.16) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.

Enforcement of rights by investors consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part IV download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

In this fourth briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer analyses the regulation FIDLEG provides in relation to the enforcement of rights by investors.

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Real Estate Briefings

Private rented sector download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Aug-2014

The private rented sector is one of the fastest-growing property asset classes in the UK.

Restrictive covenant magic download subscription

Gateley 22-Aug-2014

Many developers are seeking to develop land that is burdened by one or more historic restrictive covenants.

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    Regional bar: Commerce raiders

    The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work

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    In harmony’s way

    Jonathan Harris points out the potential pitfalls that EU harmonisation could foist upon UK practitioners in commercial litigation

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    Brook of rules

    Are the English courts vying to rule the waves of cross-border insolvency arriving on their shores?

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    Set in our ways?

    ?With clients becoming increasingly international, chambers are following suit. But as Nic Fletcher finds, barristers from the same set appearing on opposite sides of the same case is often not the done thing