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So who owns the magic words? It’s not Warner Bros, as we all thought...
The European Commission has ruled that the so-called ‘tax rulings’ issued to Starbucks in the Netherlands and to Fiat in Luxembourg broke EU State aid rules.
Shoosmiths considers the impact upon UK employers who transfer employee data to their US parent companies and suggests next steps.
First audits on 5 December…...
As it becomes increasingly common for contractual documentation to be concluded electronically, we examine the pros and cons of e-signatures against traditional wet ink signatures.
Imagine a world where, at the tap of a smartphone, other people can rate you personally. It’s coming.
Some observers believe the hack will lead to a wave of cheated spouses seeking divorce, but even if these actions do materialise, they may not be successful.
Google has announced a significant reorganisation and the creation of a new holding company named Alphabet Inc. In this update, Shoosmiths consider the reasons why companies may choose to do this.
The Supreme Court has held that a claimant’s right to recover a conditional fee agreement success fee and after the event insurance from an unsuccessful defendant is not contrary to the ECHR.
With concrete proposals for amendments to European copyright law not due until this autumn, now is a good time to take stock.
The European Commission has announced that it had used its fast-track settlement procedures to investigate and impose fines in respect of a parking heater cartel.
Technology can be utilised in a vast number of ways to and by franchisors. But it also creates questions for a franchisor to consider.
Issues surrounding the Bribery Act and compliance are at the forefront of media coverage.
Adidas AG recently filed a claim against Marc Jacobs International LLC in the US Federal Court for allegedly infringing its iconic Three Stripes trademark.
Prompted by concerns about slow rate of growth in online trade between EU member states.
Under the Recast Brussels Regulation it is easier, quicker and cheaper to enforce EU judgments in England and Wales.
On 10 January 2015, new EU rules on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters came into effect as a result of the Brussels Regulation (recast).
An industrial tribunal in Northern Ireland has handed down a decision recognising a claimant as disabled as a result of his morbid obesity and upholding his claim for harassment.
On 5 February 2015, the government published the final form of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently confirmed that obesity can be a disability. Shoosmiths considers the practical implications of this decision for employers.