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Hungary: HCA publishes digital consumer protection strategy

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a strategy paper presenting its views on consumer protection in the digital age. The paper subtly indicates that the HCA will continue to follow the European Commission’s guidance in this regard. The paper highlights the measures which the HCA deems necessary to protect consumers and keep […]

Under the GDPR, whenever the implementation of personal data processing «uses new technologies and, taking into account its nature, scope, context and purposes” it is liable to «a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons», the data controller must carry out a DPIA

Take nothing for granted – legal privilege and internal investigations

By Nick Williams, Rebecca McNulty The subject of legal professional privilege has been back in the spotlight recently, with the English Court of Appeal decision in SFO v. ENRC substantially reversing the original High Court decision. This stops – at least for now – the erosion of a fundamental legal principle: that a person can seek legal […]

Russia: An important message about geographical indications

By David Aylen, Elizaveta Osipchuk On July 27, 2018, the Russian State Duma passed first reading of a draft bill entitled “On Amendments to Part Four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (on geographical indications)” (the Bill). As a part of the general legislative process, a bill has to undergo three readings at the Russian […]

Federal Court of Appeal decision in PS Knight Co V CSA case

By James Green, Kevin Sartorio Does copyright subsist in a work created by a private party but which is subsequently incorporated by reference into regulations by legislatures? Or, once a work has been incorporated by reference, is the work public domain such that anyone can freely publish and sell copies of it? In a recent decision […]

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Latham & Watkins has ramped up its Washington DC tax expertise with the hire of the deputy chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Nicholas DeNovio, a specialist in international tax matters related to cross-border M&A, joint venture transactions and international group restructuring, will join the firm’s Washington DC office as a partner in […]

Walkers fills top two BVI roles

Offshore law firm Walkers has completed a management shake-up at its British Virgin Islands (BVI) office, appointing a new managing partner and a senior partner. Heidi de Vries has moved from the firm’s Cayman Island office to take up the managing partner’s role. De Vries takes over from Simon Pascoe and advises on corporate law […]

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David Gold, Herbert Smith’s senior partner, could be forced to step down or even leave the country come 2012 if the organisers of the London Olympics have their way. Gold to be fingered by London 2012? David Gold, Herbert Smith’s senior partner, could be forced to step down or even leave the country come 2012 […]

Downturn in Testa Hurwitz’s core areas and lawyer departures spelt firm’s end

Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault announced its dissolution in January this year after suffering a series of body blows from which it could not recover. The final strike came in December 2004 when 10 partners decided to leave the firm, including seven from its lauded private equity team. Less than one month later, managing partner George […]

Parmalat’s Bank of America claims curtailed by NY judge

A New York federal judge in the Parmalat case has dramatically slimmed down the number of claims the Italian dairy giant can bring against Bank of America. Judge Lewis Kaplan dismissed 10 of the 12 claims, but allowed Parmalat to proceed with its $10bn (£5.53bn) lawsuit against Bank of America. The claims allege that the bank aided […]

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