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Brexit update for organisations reliant on food supplies

Up until now, there has been no change to our trading arrangements with the EU. On the 1st of January this will change. While the UK government continues to negotiate with the EU, there are two potential outcomes and while the difference between ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ may be less dramatic due to the government’s recent planning, all foodservice operators would be well advised to plan for some disruption in January and beyond.

European Commission proposes Magnitsky-style sanctions framework

By Stefan Tsakanakis, Simon Hirsbrunner & Guy Soussan On October 19 the European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy put forward a Joint Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning implementation of sanctions against serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide. The Joint Proposal for a Council Regulation […]

Why it is essential to design inclusive virtual workplaces

By Catherine Bardwell, Valeria Cardillo Piccolino Diversity and inclusion in the virtual workplace In recent years diversity and inclusion has become a mainstream topic for HR and large organisations. But regardless of how much advocates of diversity and inclusion (D&I) connect with the values, their efforts to bring change are often met with scepticism. The […]



We assist our clients as they operate, regulate and grow their businesses, helping them to manage their existing commercial relationships, form alliances and expand into new markets. We are involved with virtually all aspects of business relations and, in particular, deal with negotiation, drafting and advice on a wide variety of commercial contracts, both domestic […]

Intellectual property

Karanovic & Nikolic’s IP team brings together leading intellectual property lawyers, commercial and corporate lawyers to provide a full service to clients across the jurisdictions of the former Yugoslavia: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. The coordination between the IP lawyers in each of the firm’s offices coupled with the synergy […]

The implications of the Supreme Court’s review in Gabelli v SEC

In our December 2012 article ‘The Past is Never Dead’ (published in the National Law Journal on 10 December 2012), we addressed the wide-ranging implications of the Supreme Court’s review in Gabelli v SEC, where the SEC seeks to expand the federal statute of limitations in civil penalty cases. Click on the link above to […]

Consensual disposal: osteopaths

All osteopaths must be registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and fit to practise. The GOsC will investigate concerns about an osteopath’s fitness to practice and, if well founded, the osteopath may be subjected to a sanction. The General Osteopathic Council is undertaking a consultation process into the use of ‘consensual disposal’ as an […]

Nigel Knowles

Knowles, Sir Nigel

Sir Nigel Knowles is joint chief executive officer (CEO) and managing partner of DLA Piper. He has been managing partner since 1996 and in that time has led its growth from a regional UK law firm to what is now the world’s largest law firm. Globally, DLA Piper has a turnover of more than £1bn. […]

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