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New year, new rules: finally, time for change at big tech?

For years critics have attacked the Big Tech giants for not doing enough to protect users, particularly children and the vulnerable. Over the last week Big Tech has faced a three-pronged legislative and regulatory assault, which has the potential to threaten entire business models.

Take control: why managing your digital reputation has more in common with your financial portfolio than you think

No man (woman or business) is an island. It’s a common misconception, particularly by those who understandably wish to remain private, that digital reputation management is really about self-promotion and brand building – that it’s about Google rankings, likes and artfully taken selfies. But this is not the case; it’s about critical risk management and taking control of your online profile – which already exists and, if you aren’t controlling it, then others are. In short, it’s something we all need to be doing – and too few of us are.

Nothing to see here: Is surveillance during litigation iniquitous conduct or a legitimate investigative practice?

In pop culture at least, solving mysteries has always led investigators to sail close to the wind. A friend and fellow investigator pointed out recently that in one outing Sherlock Holmes stages an accident, lies to witness, is outed as a cocaine addict, daubs himself in fake blood, and tries to steal blackmail material. Modern consulting detectives are more scrupulous, if less likely to be serialised.

The art of apology; what we can learn from KFC about correcting mistakes

Earlier this year, just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, fast-food chain KFC ran a new advertising campaign depicting diners licking their fingers – a nod to their strapline “Finger Lickin’ Good”. The ad sparked a backlash with more than 150 people complaining to the Advertising Standards Authority. It was widely deemed to be “inappropriate” […]

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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.



Briefing live: Romania

Panellists at The Lawyer’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country When it comes to investing in Romania there’s no time like the present, according to panellists at The Lawyer’s recent Briefing Live event on the country, held in association with Popovici Nitu & Asociatii. The watchword was […]


Orrick and Withers lose at High Court as Excalibur funders forced to pay £23m costs

The explosive $1.6bn oil row between Excalibur Ventures and Texas and Gulf Keystone took a new turn yesterday (23 October) when the High Court ruled the third-party funders backing the case were liable for indemnity costs. A raft of nine funding bodies who put up money for the failed claim brought by Clifford Chance client […]

Cross-jurisdictional Ogier team advises Friends Life Group on sale of Lombard

A cross-jurisdictional Ogier team has advised Friends Life Group on the £317m sale of the entire share capital of its wholly owned subsidiaries Lombard International Assurance SA and Insurance Development Holdings AG (jointly Lombard), the company’s pan-European specialist in estate and succession planning solutions for ultra-high-net-work and high-net-worth individuals, to funds managed by Blackstone. The total […]

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