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Tracing remedy for cryptocurrency ordered by court

By Emilie Feil-Fraser The decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court on September 12, 2018 in Copytrack Pte Ltd v. Wall is one of the first cases in Canada where a court-ordered remedy has been applied to digital currency, and it may have major implications for parties seeking relief in respect of digital currency in the […]

Has your organisation paid its data protection fee?

By Patrick Wheeler The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has sent warning letters to 34 organisations who have failed to pay the new data protection fee under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, which came into force on 25 May 2018. Under the new regime, data controllers have to pay a data protection fee to […]

New Act on the Control of Investments Detrimental to the Interests of Hungarian National Security

The Hungarian Government recently adopted Act no. LVII of 2018 on the Control of Investments Detrimental to the Interests of Hungarian National Security (the “Act”). Previously we wrote about a similar legislative proposal which aimed at establishing a similar control mechanism. However, the Act has a more sophisticated approach on the control and approval procedure […]

Health and safety at work in Romania: What companies need to know

Failure to take or observe the mandatory measures for health and safety at work may entail, among other types of liability (e.g. civil, administrative), potential criminal liability for employers. The Romanian Criminal Code (the “RCC”) provides for two offences which sanction such failure: i) failure to take the mandatory measures for health and safety at […]

Czech Republic: Office for the Protection of Competition gets tougher

In April 2018 the Office for the Protection of Competition adopted new guidelines on the method of setting fines for competition law infringements,(1) noting that the need for a revision of the previous guidelines had emerged in the wake of developing case law, as well as amendments to the Act on the Protection of Competition. The […]

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Seddon returns to DLA as Edinburgh head

DLA has re-hired former Birmingham managing partner Nick Seddon from computer games developer Kaboom Studios to head up the firm’s Edinburgh office. Seddon replaces Michael Collins, who is taking over as office managing partner in Glasgow. Collins in turn replaces Gordon Hollerin who will return to fee-earning work. DLA is still aiming to further grow […]

Herbert Smith asks Lightman J for £2.5m costs in SMG case

Herbert Smith is about to submit a whopping £2.5m costs application to Mr Justice Lightman for work for the Scottish Media Group (SMG) in its recent action against Chris Evans. Judge Lightman recently slammed lawyers for making litigation so expensive. Herbert Smith’s bill is almost twice that of Evans’ solicitors Harbottle & Lewis. SMG’s leading […]

First biotech IPO this year advised by Dechert

Dechert has advised on the first biotech IPO to get away in the UK this year. London partner David Vogel (left) led the team that advised Yesterday BioProgress on its admission to AIM. The company’s subsidiary BioProgress Technology International was previously listed on the US Over the Counter Bulletin Board but, as part of the […]

Legal head departs Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless’ global head of legal Dan Fitz is the latest victim of the ongoing management shake-up at the organisation. Fitz will be replaced by Reuters deputy general counsel Andrew Garard, who starts on 2 July. Fitz is staying on for a short period to ensure a smooth handover and it is thought that […]

Another one bites the dust

With the failure of yet another group action – this time the army veterans’ claim against the MoD – the costs argument is overshadowing the real issues. Are defendants being given an easy way out? Jon Robins reports The three Ds – disappointed, dismayed and devastated, is how Trevor Ward, senior partner at Manchester firm […]

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