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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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Taylor Wessing bulks up hotel team with Edwin Coe hire

Taylor Wessing has hired Edwin Coe’s hotels and hospitality head Ronald Graham as it aims to strengthen its hotels group. Graham, who joined Edwin Coe from Jones Day in 2004, transfers to the City rival on 24 October. He specialises in M&A and commercial contracts, with a focus on work for hotel and leisure asset […]

Linklaters sends Middleditch to HK to shore up Asia

Linklaters has turned to the strategy of deploying senior relationship partners to emerging markets, sending three seasoned corporate rainmakers to Asia. Global M&A co-head Matthew Middleditch, who manages the firm’s relationship with RBS, will transfer to the Hong Kong office from January. He will initially spend the bulk of his time in Asia, but after […]

Links plugs employment team gap

Linklaters has reshaped its employment and employee incentives practice following the departure of global practice head Janet Cooper. Cooper, an employee incentives specialist, handed in her resignation last year, but has left the firm in the past month to launch ­virtual HR law firm Tapestry. Tapestry is formed out of the share scheme practices of Cooper […]

BLG maritime partner duo jump ship to Norton Rose

Norton Rose has bolstered its insurance practice with the hire of two maritime partners from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG). Patrick Foss previously headed up BLG’s marine, energy and trade department and specialises in all areas of marine and energy insurance and shipping dispute resolution. Chris Zavos was a partner in the same practice and […]

European Court delivers its verdict on Premier League broadcasting cases

Field Fisher associate Daniel Geey says the Premier League will look to extract maximum value from the UK market following European broadcast rights ruling Karen Murphy is a pub landlord. She was prosecuted after purchasing a Greek decoder and decoder card in order to broadcast live Premier League (PL) matches in her Portsmouth pub. She […]

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