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Guide for facing review fraud in online retail

By Gwendoline Davies Fake reviews have featured in the press a lot recently, but they are certainly not a new phenomenon and such practices have no doubt existed for as long as people have been reviewing products and services. However, the explosion of the online retail marketplace has made fake reviews a very lucrative business. At […]

Supreme Court – Sporting rights over land are capable of being easements

By Maria Connolly Purely sporting or recreational rights over land are capable of being easements, the Supreme Court has confirmed. In a judgment handed down today the Court held that, so long as such rights satisfy the four well-established characteristics of easements, there is no reason why they should not be easements (Regency Villas Title […]

Employment: Quarterly case law updates

By Beth Jenkins and Paula Rome In this article, we take a look back through some key cases from the last three months and the lessons which we can learn from them. Discrimination In Ms A Gray V Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd the EAT held that an employer will not be discriminating on grounds of […]

Austria – Teleradiology and other healthcare advancements

By Florian Kusznier Technology and innovation are key drivers of advancement in a variety of industries, and certainly in healthcare. The level of patient care can be improved considerably with the right mix of traditional and innovative treatments and solutions. Nevertheless, there are regulatory challenges to overcome. Teleradiology is one area where technological advancements allow […]

Belgium – New rules on influencer marketing

By Stephanie De Smedt, Olivier Belleflamme As a business operator, you obviously want your products to be known by the public and more specifically by selected target groups. To do so, many companies have chosen to heavily invest in “influencer marketing”. Many companies are partnering up with influencers to promote their food supplements or (over-the-counter) […]

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Gibson Dunn in UK hires rival partner

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is boosting its UK capability by taking on a highly-rated project finance partner from rival US firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Andrew Thomas, who was with Akin Gump for three years, is the first lateral hire Gibson Dunn has made under the leadership of Nomura’s former general counsel Stephen […]

Singapore invites foreign firms to apply for alliance licences

The Singapore government is finally opening up the country’s legal market to foreign firms. The Legal Profession (Amendment) Act came into force last week and now the Ministry of Law is inviting applications for licences from local and non-domestic firms that want to form joint ventures and formal alliances. The move will allow outside firms […]

The third man

Ian Terry When Freshfields broke with tradition and made litigator Ian Terry managing partner, the cynics were quick to pounce. But, as Dominic Egan reports, the critics have been silenced and he is now leading a much happier firm. Nobody talks much about Ian Terry. But it’s his own damn fault. Impossible to dislike and […]

Akin Gump links with Foster Pepper

Akin Gump, the seventh largest law firm in the US, has signed an alliance with Foster Pepper & Shefelman. Foster Pepper, a 132-lawyer firm based in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, has linked with 900-lawyer Akin Gump to increase its international reach. The move gives Akin Gump a north-west presence in the US to add to […]

Lovells in German expansion

Lovells is showing its commitment to its European offices with the appointment of eight new partners to its German offices. The promotions come after the firm’s merger with Boesebeck Droste, which was first announced in July and officially completed at the beginning of the year. While the merger has been ultimately successful, there has been […]

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