Intellectual Property and Technology News — Q4 2013

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Overseas companies and UK property – all change in 2021

By Maria Connolly At the end of July, the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill was published. The intention is that, from 2021, overseas entities wanting  to deal in certain UK property will have to register in the overseas entities register (OER). Why will overseas entities have to register?

Hackitt review: Response suggests further extension of the regime

By Adrian Mansbridge As outlined in our previous articles covering what lies ahead for high rise regulation and the proposed ban on flammable cladding the legislative programme to implement the recommendations of the Hackitt review and to address broader concerns is already underway. However, as anticipated, political concerns have already led to these proposals being “beefed up”…

Use of behavioural biometrics brings privacy issues under GDPR

By Alex Towers With cybertheft and data breaches becoming an increasingly common occurrence, the need to rapidly and accurately identify fraud has driven the development of behavioural biometrics as a means to target automated attacks and suspicious transactions. However, for the technology to function, companies must amass libraries of biometric personal data to construct profiles…

Supreme Court rules a ‘right to litigate’ cannot be assigned to a third party

By Rebecca MacCann What happens if you assign your right to litigate to a person or company that is unconnected to the event that creates the right to litigate? In the recent Supreme Court case of SPV Osus Ltd v­ HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Limited & Ors [2018] IESC 44, the Supreme Court held […]

Portugal: Fund management 2018

By Pedro Simões Coelho, Ricardo Seabra Moura and Carlos Filipe Couto How is fund management regulated in your jurisdiction? Which authorities have primary responsibility for regulating funds, fund managers and those marketing funds?

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De Brauw confirms Shanghai launch

Benelux firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek is joining German best friend Hengeler Mueller with an office in Shanghai, its second Chinese base. The news follows yesterday’s announcement by Hengeler that it was moving into Shanghai (4 December 2013). De Brauw launched in Beijing alongside its UK and Iberian best friends Slaughter and May and Uría […]

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Number crunching: Clyde & Co corporate

Earlier this year Clyde & Co revealed a 33 per cent climb in corporate revenue, from £53m to £70.7m. The £17.7m hike not only secured Clydes its first spot in The Lawyer’s UK 200’s top 15 for corporate revenue, but also knocked Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) clear off the table. Clydes has seen incremental growth in […]

DLA Piper advises liability adjuster Garwyn on its acquisition by Davies Group

DLA Piper has advised the shareholders of Garwyn Group Ltd, a specialist liability adjuster, on its acquisition by insurance claims service provider Davies Group Ltd. Garwyn will join forces with Davies’ existing liability business to form a full-service liability and specialty offering in both the UK and Ireland to complement Davies’ property claims management businesses. […]

Managing conflicts of interest for general practitioners

Managing actual or potential conflicts of interest is essential for every professional. General practitioners (GPs) are in no different position to lawyers, accountants or many other professionals who ply their professional trade for the benefit of clients but, to a greater or lesser extent, are not paid by clients but by a third party (and […]

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