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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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Trio land key roles to advise on Axa acquisition of Winterthur

Swiss firm Lenz & Staehelin, Linklaters and Sullivan & Cromwell have secured roles on Axa’s acquisition of Winterthur, the insurance arm of Credit Suisse, for SFr12.3bn (£5.9bn). The deal will make the French insurance company, which also has operations in Asia and the rest of Europe, one of the biggest players in Switzerland. The sale […]

Willkie Farr takes Freshfields antitrust head

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has raided Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to take Paris antitrust and competition head Jacques-Philippe Gunther. Gunther joins the US firm as a partner in its Paris and Brussels offices. He previously led the antitrust and competition practice at Freshfields in Paris, which he started in the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus in […]

White & Case wins Arcelor financing role

White & Case has won the instruction to advise the lead arrangers providing the financing of Mittal Steel’s EUR26.9bn acquisition of rival Arcelor. The deals will be financed through a EUR10.8bn syndicated loan, one of the biggest European deals of recent years. The loan consists of a EUR5bn and a EUR2.8bn acquisition line. The remainder […]

Phil Whall: AOL UK

AOL UK head of legal Phil Whall believes the internet has crossed a frontier and is just starting to fulfil its potential. Matt Byrne reports AOL UK celebrated its tenth birthday last year. Although the internet itself is now as familiar as television, it is still in its infancy. Ditto AOL. “We’re like colonists on […]

Time sensitive

Despite two recent cases in the House of Lords, limitation law has become an increasingly grey area, say Stuart Hall and James Robertson With the World Cup upon us, you might say the result of the House of Lords’ two recent limitation decisions is a score draw – May’s decision in Law Society v Sephtons […]

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