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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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Singapore welcomes Lovells’ pro bono group

The Law Society of Singapore has approved a plan to create an organisation similar to the Solicitors Pro Bono Group in London. The new pro bono group will facilitate relationships between solicitors and people without access to justice. The proposal was put together by Lovells, which has been working on the project for four months, […]

Jones Day takes on Dentons’ Asia senior partner

Jones Day Reavis & Pogue is continuing to expand its Asian practice by hiring Denton Wilde Sapte’s Asia senior partner Steven Goodman. Goodman, a corporate specialist and also head of the Hong Kong office, has been the senior partner of the Asian practice since 2001. He has been a partner since 1996, and has also […]

On the ball

HarperCollins’s Simon Dowson-Collins loves sport so much he once went to a QPR game while he was still on a BBC shift. Alex Wade meets the fittest lawyer in publishing All too many lawyers conform to type. Austere, dry and measured, unafraid of their intellects, loath to mingle with the masses (trainees, junior assistants, minor […]

Command control

The shift of public services to the private sector has increased the need for regulatory bodies, but as their power grows, Neil Gerrard asks: who’s regulating the regulators? Regulatory bodies are now an established part of the commercial and political landscape. Indeed, many commentators argue that we live in the age of the ‘regulatory state’, […]

Robbin' the hood

The Law Society may be backing the Lord Chancellor’s proposals to get rid of barristers’ archaic uniforms, but some solicitors aren’t so sure. One young female litigation partner recently told Tulkinghorn that she is particularly fond of the diminutive black mourning hood junior barristers wear cast over the left shoulder of their gowns, as they […]

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