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Shoospeak HR podcast – Episode 2: The rise of the cyberbully in the workplace

By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]

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 […]

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Linnells refocuses as offices break away

Oxfordshire-based Linnells is demerging two branch offices and losing four partners in a move to refocus the practice on commercial property and corporate work. The 24-partner firm’s branches in Newport Pagnell and Milton Keynes are breaking away to merge with fellow Oxfordshire firm Borneo Martell. The merged firm will be known as Borneo Linnells and […]

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Baker & McKenzie acted for Polish leasing company, Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy (EFL) on its $82m (£51.3m) combined international and domestic offering and listing of shares and global depositary receipts on the Warsaw and London stock exchanges. International securities partner Peter Magyar led a team of seven from the firm’s London and Warsaw offices.

2 Temple Gardens loses its third silk in a month but denies crisis

Common law and commercial set 2 Temple Gardens has lost its third silk in a month. Timothy Lamb QC has joined 3 Paper Buildings. The set has also taken on Jack Mitchell from Enfield Chambers to its employment team. The loss of Lamb, a technology and construction, personal injury and professional negligence expert, is a […]

NatWest Equity gains company secretary

NatWest Equity Partners has appointed Barry Lawson as company secretary as part of its plan to break off from parent company NatWest Bank. Lawson remains head of compliance, a job he has done for two years since joining the bank from venture capitalist 3i where he was a compliance officer and a company solicitor. NatWest […]

Gowlings merger creates top-three Canadian firm

Two of Canada’s leading firms are merging to form one of the top three firms in the country – the second big merger in Canada in as many months. Leading technology law firm Gowling Strathy & Henderson, which has more than 450 lawyers, is teaming up with 100-lawyer Quebec firm Lafleur Brown. Gowling Strathy has […]

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