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Status of intellectual property offices in CEE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

SEOs declared invalid – key issues for employers in Ireland

The recent decision of the Irish High Court in National Electrical Contractors of Ireland v the Labour Court, the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Ireland and the Attorney General (2019 No. 280 JR) will have a significant impact on employers and employees currently bound by Sectoral Employment Orders (SEO) in the electrical contracting, mechanical engineering, building and construction sectors.

Zuckerberg and the Facebook ad boycott how will it end

The #StopHateforProfit campaign was launched just over two weeks ago, on 17 June 2020, with a striking advert in the LA Times asserting that Facebook had “allowed incitement to violence against protestors fighting for racial justice in America.” The campaign urged advertisers to hit Facebook in their pockets and withdraw their advertising from the site in the month July. […]

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Garrigues London revenue soars by 32 per cent for 2011/12

Revenue at Iberian firm Garrigues’ London office shot up by 32 per cent in the 2011/12 financial year, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown. Turnover for the firm’s City office, which operates as a UK LLP, rose by 32 per cent from £1m in 2010/11 to £1.3m in 2011/12. The firm’s financial year ends on […]

Mishcon’s Harris instructs Matrix’s Tomlinson as poison probe nurse sues

A nurse who was arrested and then cleared of poisoning hospital patients has turned to Mishcon de Reya partner Charlotte Harris as she announces plans to sue Greater Manchester Police (GMP). Rebecca Leighton is suing the police after officers allegedly leaked her name to the press and made her Facebook page public. She spent six […]

The Cyprus crisis and its international tax regime: what multinationals should know

Cyprus has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 2004. The country has long been known for its low corporate income tax rate and absence of withholding taxes on payments of interest, dividends and royalties paid to non-residents. This attractive tax environment, coupled with an extensive network of double tax treaties and favourable […]

London

Misys chief Kilroy exits for biotech company Genus

Misys general counsel Tom Kilroy is leaving the software company to join listed biotechnology company Genus next month. Kilroy moved into management last year when Misys named him as interim chief executive following the departure of incumbent Mike Lawrie left at the end of March (8 February 2012 ).The move also gave him a seat […]

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SJ Berwin partners gather in Marbella for crunch meeting on KWM merger

SJ Berwin is set to put its potential merger with Asia-Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons to partners this weekend (8-9 June) for the first partnership-wide discussion on the deal since tie-up talks began. The soundings will take place at the annual partner retreat taking place in Marbella, which will see management present the union […]

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