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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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Senior lawyers blast PM’s human rights outburst

Lawyers have launched a torrent of criticism at the Prime Minister after he suggested that the Human Rights Act (HRA) could be amended to overrule court decisions. Tony Blair made the comment in a letter to the new Home Secretary John Reid last week (15 May). “We will need to look again at whether primary legislation is needed […]

CC takes axe to 300 jobs

Clifford Chance‘s management has underlined its war on costs with a dramatic reduction in non-fee-earning staff. The magic circle firm has axed 300 business support jobs in one year and a total of 700 over three years, with the trend set to continue into 2006-07. The dent in headcount, which was revealed at the Clifford […]

Company Law Reform Bill should worry lawyers

The Company Law Reform Bill envisages major changes to directors’ duties and the ability of shareholders to bring derivative actions against company directors. During House of Lords debates, a number of government amendments were accepted. For the most part, these addressed concerns expressed by the business community. Under the new law, there will be six […]

Exit forces Keoghs to scrap commercial

North West firm Keoghs is ditching its company and commercial department after its head of corporate quit for Manchester rival Nexus Solicitors less than 18 months after arriving at the firm. Partner Melanie Yeomans will shortly join Nexus, becoming its sixth partner. She joined Keoghs in January 2005 from Clifford Chance‘s Paris office in order […]

Freshfields and Lovells scoop Advent-RWE deal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Lovells have advised on the EUR1.7bn sale of an RWE subsidiary to US private equity house Advent International. German utility RWE has sold its energy services subsidiary, RWE Solutions Group, to Advent. The acquisition includes SAG, Nukem, RWE Industrie-Lösungen, RWE Space Solar Power and Lahmeyer International which generated combined net sales […]

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