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“Seeing is believing” no longer rings true: The deceptive powers of artificial intelligence and fake journalists

A recent investigation found that articles published by a number of well-established media outlets in various countries around the world were, in fact, authored by a network of fake journalists. The individuals may have had all the hallmarks of journalists; qualifications, career history, connections… but they were not journalists. They were not even real people.

How to stay one step ahead of litigation threats in a business (un)usual world

As lockdown restrictions eased further on 4th July, many of us breathed a cautious sigh of relief. The ability to eat a meal out, or enjoy a tentative trip to the pub, made us feel the danger was starting to pass. Yet for businesses, the threats and potential dangers seem to be increasing. The uncertainty, stress and tension of the last few months has created an environment ripe for an explosion of litigation against companies.

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An apple a day keeps taxation away?

The General Court (GC) of the European Union ruled in favour of Apple in the state aid case regarding Apple’s Irish tax structure, annulling the 2016 decision of the European Commission (EC). As a result, Ireland is at present not obliged to reclaim the amount of EUR 13 billion from Apple. The decision is not yet final due to the EC’s right to appeal.

Service out: helpful rulings for claims involving international finance

In the recent related cases of Punjab National Bank International Limited v Vishal Cruises (Private) & others and Punjab National Bank International Limited v Passat Kreuzfahrten GmbH & others, the defendants’ challenges to jurisdiction were rejected. In so doing, the English Commercial Court provided helpful rulings for international banks in the context of applications to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction, including the place for performance of guarantees, compliance with laws local to the finance obligors, and in relation to service under the Hague Convention.

Furloughed employees redundancy pay protected

The government has announced that it is introducing a new law which will require that redundancy pay for employees on furlough leave is based on their normal rate of pay.

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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 17 May 2015

Last week’s election shocked the public, newsreaders and pollsters alike as the Conservatives won a majority and three party leaders stepped down. Austerity will again be the buzzword for the next five years but the Tories have made many other promises in the run-up to the election. One is a referendum on the UK’s membership […]

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Freshfields and Shearman lead Integrated Diagnostics Holdings’ IPO

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Shearman & Sterling have picked up top roles in the IPO of healthcare business Integrated Diagnostics Holdings, with the company valued at $668m. The transaction was led by Freshfields corporate partner Stuart Grider in London, as well as Dubai partner Pervez Akhtar. They were assisted by partner Christopher Mort and associates […]

James Berry of Serjeant’s Inn elected to Parliament

James Berry has been elected to Parliament for the Kingston and Surbiton constituency. It is Berry’s intention to maintain a professional practice to the extent that his Parliamentary and constituency duties permit, the likelihood being that he will be available for advisory work during Parliamentary sittings and also for trial work during recesses.

£575m Taiwanese property buy in London, advised by Ogier

Ogier has advised Taiwan-based insurer Cathay Life on the acquisition of The Walbrook Building in the City of London for a headline price of £575m. The firm’s Jersey team worked alongside Berwin Leighton Paisner in the UK to complete the deal, which is the latest example of the growing presence of Taiwanese investors in UK […]

Eversheds helps Swedish construction company win public tender battle

Swedish construction company Hansa Bygg has signed a public contract with the Municipality of Kalmar in the southeast of Sweden for the construction of a new fire station. The total project costs are estimated at SEK130m (£10m) The signed contract marks the end of an 18 month-tender battle with cancelled tender processes and several judicial reviews. […]

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