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Need for formal agreement to swap personal data under GDPR

By Ellie Taylor New data protection laws mean that employers and pension scheme Trustees need to have a formal agreement in place to swap personal data. The legal landscape for data protection laws in Europe changed significantly on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  The running of pension schemes […]

Growing importance of video game copyright in Canada

By Susan H. Abramovitch, Sean Gill, René Bissonnette The video game industry is highly competitive. As the barrier to entry for developers has been lowered, the number of competing products in the market has dramatically increased. Consequently, it’s more important than ever that stakeholders know how to protect and exploit their creations. While high profile video game lawsuits […]

New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

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Chinese lawyers required to swear allegiance to the Communist Party

Chinese lawyers have to take an oath of allegiance to the Communist Party under a new measure introduced by the country’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The MoJ has issued a new measure requiring newly qualified lawyers or lawyers renewing their practising certificates to swear allegiance to the Communist Party of China (CPC) within three months […]

Sidley’s former NYC chief flies into City for full-time European role

Sidley Austin is sending its former New York head George Petrow to the City on a permanent basis to take charge of its European operations.  Staff have been told that Petrow, who is a member of the firm’s management committee, will be in the firm’s London office on a full-time basis, taking particular responsibility for […]

Willkie Farr swoops on 12-partner Dewey corporate team

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has hired a 12-strong team of transactional and regulatory lawyers from Dewey & LeBoeuf. The group moving to Willkie includes two London partners – Joseph Ferraro and Nicholas Bulger – as well as four partners who had leadership roles at Dewey & LeBoeuf: US M&A chair Alexander Dye, insurance industry sector […]

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Met Police unveils slimmed-down panel after cost-saving review

The Metropolitan Police has taken an axe to its external legal panel in a cost-cutting move that has seen nine firms exit the roster. Capsticks, Clyde & Co, Michelmores, Plexus, TLT and Weightmans are the six firms to win places on the panel, which has been slashed from 13 at the last review. The Lawyer […]

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