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Patenting of human genes?

By Barbara van der Ven Is it possible to patent the sequence (or partial sequence) of human genes? Genetic research is very important in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders, infectious diseases and non communicable diseases. From the very beginning, genetic research has always been connected with moral and ethical questions, such as […]

Dutch Data Protection Authority imposes processing ban on tax authorities

By Anke Holtland, Jacobine van Beijeren The Dutch Data Protection Authority published its decision last week to impose a processing ban on the Minister of Finance for the processing of Citizen Service Numbers ( BSNs ) in VAT identification numbers by the Tax Authorities. Background of the use of BSNs The Tax and Customs Administration is charged with providing VAT […]

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The Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced today that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Furlough Scheme) will end as planned on 31 October 2020. However, he has provided some much needed relief for employers who have been hard hit by the Coronavirus in announcing the Government’s new initiative to support struggling employers, the Job Support Scheme (the Support Scheme). The stated aim of the Support Scheme is to support viable businesses to retain viable jobs in what will undoubtedly be a continued period of significant economic uncertainty.

Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

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The combined revenue of the 100 largest independent firms in Europe continued to rise in 2019, The Lawyer can reveal – but firms are bracing for a reversal of fortunes in 2020. Total turnover for the 100 firms rose 5.2 per cent last year, from €10.4bn in 2018 to €10.94bn (£9.6bn), continued an upwards trend. […]

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Dentons unveils contingency measures for Continental European offices

Dentons is reducing the cash distributions of its partnership in Continental Europe and Central Asia, as part of a package of measures to reduce the potential damage of the Covid-19 crisis on its business. The firm is also asking staff to take 50 per cent of their holidays before September, while partner monthly draws will be […]

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The old normal: European lawyers are still coming to London

Back in February 2017, our sister title Lawyer 2B conducted a survey. Six months after the Brexit vote, we asked foreign lawyers if they were thinking of returning to their country of origin. Around 10.8 per cent of the over 400 foreign-born lawyers polled said yes, and the figure rose to 16.5 per cent among […]

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Clifford Chance recruits Simmons’ innovation head

Clifford Chance has hired Simmons & Simmons’ innovation head to lead on one of its main best delivery internal arms. April Brousseau has moved to the magic circle firm, where she has taken on a new role as global lead for the firm’s Create venture, which is focused on capturing and developing innovative ideas by […]

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Eversheds introduces flexi-working scheme alongside extra holiday for carers

Eversheds Sutherland has taken several further measures to combat the impact of coronavirus, as the firm has decided to make significant reductions in discretionary spend and is deferring a review of remuneration and bonus payments until October 2020. The firm has also introduced an enhanced holiday scheme, which gives an additional day of holiday for […]

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