Protecting your market and goodwill; post-termination restrictions and stepping rights upheld download subscription
In Carewatch Care Services v Focus Caring Service and Others, Mr Justice Henderson had to consider the enforceability of standard post-termination restrictions.
EU Court of Justice holds trade dress of flagship store eligible for trademark registration under EU law download subscription
The EU Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the eligibility for registration as a trademark, under EU law, of the overall appearance, trade dress and design of a flagship store.
Copyright — the on-screen copies and cached copies made by a user are licit also without the authorisation of the copyright holder download subscription
By a judgment issued on 5 June, the European Court of Justice has ruled on the interpretation of article 5 of Directive 2001/29/CE.
Does EU law protect ‘obese workers’ from discrimination? download subscription
Obesity is estimated to affect around one in four UK adults. The EU advocate-general’s recent non-binding opinion may give rise to significant implications for employers.
Privacy and M&A transactions: the dos and don’ts download subscription
DLA Piper’s privacy experts have compiled a list of dos and don’ts for addressing privacy compliance in M&A transactions.
Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action not slowing down; patent strategies and loyalty discounts; and more download subscription
DLA Piper has released the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight, which discusses developments in the sector across the Asia-Pacific region.
Discussion clauses — court may force a friendly discussion download subscription
Emirates Trading Agency agreed to buy iron ore from Prime Mineral Exports but failed to collect all the order.
Ship-to-ship transfer — whether reasonable to refuse permission download subscription
The parties entered into a voyage charter of the Falkonera, a VLCC, on BPVOY4 with amendments.
The Financial Report — Fed study questions new money market rules; Singapore updates audit committee guidebook; and more subscription
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.16) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.
The Financial Report — US GAO reports on ‘too big to fail’; OSC seeks comment on trade repository applications; and more subscription
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.15) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.
The Financial Report — analysis of US bank counterparty data; Hong Kong releases REIT consultation conclusions; and more subscription
DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.14) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.
RiskMap Report 2014 — an authoritative guide to business risk in the year ahead download subscription
In RiskMap 2014, Control Risks forecasts the major challenges and opportunities of doing business in the world’s most complex environments next year.
The regulation of covered warrants in the UAE download subscription
Licensed issuers can now issue and trade covered warrants on exchanges outside the free zones in the UAE.
Significant amendments to Oman’s Commercial Agencies Law become effective in July 2014 by Sultani Decree 34/2014 download subscription
Sultani Decree 34/2014 has brought in the most significant amendments to the Commercial Agencies Law (Sultani Decree 26/77) since amendments in 1996.
M&A Predictor — appetite remains strong, but deal completions continue to lag behind download subscription
KPMG’s M&A Predictor is a forward-looking tool that helps member firm clients to forecast worldwide trends in mergers and acquisitions.
Oman — new treaty with Spain: social insurance update download subscription
Oman’s newly signed treaty with Spain reduces withholding tax rates and includes a new limitation on benefits clause to prevent treaty shopping.
Lehman Brothers: Pensions Regulator settles for full buy-out cost download subscription
The Pensions Regulator’s financial support direction case against various companies in the Lehman Brothers group has settled.
Is your website legal? download subscription
This briefing summarises some of the key information has to be disclosed by website operators.
Government plans to allow more development without planning permission download subscription
The government wants to boost housing supply, revitalise the high street and make better use of existing buildings.
RPI to CPI: court allows switch for both past and future service download subscription
A recent case involving two Arcadia pension schemes shows the court allowing a switch from RPI to CPI, for both past and future service.
International co-operation in cross-border insolvencies: smoothing the path for foreign liquidators in Hong Kong download subscription
A decision of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR should make the task of liquidators of BVI, Cayman and other foreign companies more straightforward in the region.
Video: technology’s impact on business sectors subscription
In this video interview, partner Todd Daubert discusses the specific impact of technological advancement on four key sectors.
In Germany, new rules specifically designed to regulate the limits of working hours in the offshore industry came into effect on 1 August 2013.
Implied duty of co-operation in shipbuilding and offshore construction contracts — a change in the law? subscription
In any construction project, a degree of co-operation will be required between the buyer and the builder to facilitate successful completion of the project.