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New EU address requirement for food and drink labelling after Brexit

By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]

What is the Schrems 2.0 case about?

By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]

Investigation against TikTok in Hungary – How the HCA takes on the tech world

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]

What are retailers doing about the Purple Pound?

By Emma Flower The Purple Pound is the collective spending power of those people with a disability or impairment or who have a connection to someone with a disability. It has long been reported that the retail industry is failing to attract the Purple Pound. With more than 12 million disabled people in the UK […]

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St Pauls London

Shoosmiths kickstarts redundancy process among staff

Shoosmiths is embarking on a redundancy consultation, with over 50 roles at risk across the firm. The firm confirmed that 52.5 positions are at risk, mostly within support roles. Shoosmiths said that the redundancies represent a change in working practices and are not a cost-cutting exercise. In April the firm asked staff to volunteer to […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters to reinstate partner distributions

Slaughter and May has reinstated partner distributions, The Lawyer understands, after suspending its usual quarterly pay-outs earlier this year. In response to Covid-19, the firm put quarterly partner distributions on hold in April and deferred annual salary reviews. Distributions are now understood to have been reinstated, though salary reviews continue to be postponed until a later […]

Black History Month: Arnold & Porter’s Kathleen Harris

I went to a state school in North London. One of the biggest challenges was getting people to accept that you had the ability to pursue goals. I watched a documentary when I was 16 called 14 days in May. It was about Edward Earl Johnson who was innocent and was on death row in […]

High Court

Addleshaws and Latham lock horns in scrap over Apollo deal

Latham & Watkins recently landed a significant decision for its client Apollo in what is one of the latest Covid-19-related cases to emerge from a stunted transaction. Appearing in front of Mr Justice Foxton in the Queen’s Bench Division last Wednesday, Latham took on Addleshaw Goddard in what was the first bout of a brewing […]

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