By Barbara van der Ven Is it possible to patent the sequence (or partial sequence) of human genes? Genetic research is very important in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of genetic disorders, infectious diseases and non communicable diseases. From the very beginning, genetic research has always been connected with moral and ethical questions, such as […]
By Anke Holtland, Jacobine van Beijeren The Dutch Data Protection Authority published its decision last week to impose a processing ban on the Minister of Finance for the processing of Citizen Service Numbers ( BSNs ) in VAT identification numbers by the Tax Authorities. Background of the use of BSNs The Tax and Customs Administration is charged with providing VAT […]
The Financial Regulatory News Updates: an overview in which our Banking and Finance Practice Group highlights recent legislative developments and publications of supervisory authorities in the financial markets.
By Marc Wiggers, Thomas Verstraeten On 17 December 2018, the European Commission (‘Commission’) announced that it had imposed an antitrust fine of EUR 40 million on clothing company Guess for illegally restricting its resellers from using the Guess brand names and trademarks for the purposes of online search advertising and making cross-border sales of Guess […]
By Stéphanie De Smedt, Alice Boulvain. Aleksandra Sanak The EU Geo-blocking Regulation applies since 3 December 2018. It impacts many businesses that sell their goods and services online or offline across the EU, including companies offering food supplements or (over-the-counter) medicines, who now need to make sure they comply with these new rules.
Description Do looming deadlines and a huge document corpus make review seem daunting? Curious about predictive coding but not sure how to set up a model? Learn how to leverage predictive coding on the Everlaw platform to make the review process more efficient and accurate. In this webinar, Kevin Kraft and Jennifer Roberts will address […]
By Geoffrey Tang What sectors in the region are you seeing experiencing a boom at the moment? As the number of listed companies from more established sectors increases, a number of jurisdictions in Asia have been expanding their listing regimes to facilitate the listing of companies from emerging and innovative sectors. Examples of this include […]
By Damian Evans A recent Privy Council decision relating to long-running Jersey proceedings (Volaw –v- Comptroller of Taxes  UKPC 29) provides clarification on the extent to which a party to an action may resist disclosure notices from authorities by utilising the right of privilege against self-incrimination. What was the background to this judgment and what […]
By Will Austin-Vautier It is believed that Queen Elizabeth II employs more than 1,000 people in her household. Of Buckingham Palace’s 775 rooms, 188 are staff bedrooms. That the Queen and Prince Philip take their baths at exact water temperatures – painstakingly set by their servants – is probably more fact than fiction. Clearly the size, […]
This presentation has been prepared by Kılınç Law & Consulting in order to explain the step by step trademark application according to the Turkish laws and regulations. 1. Trademark Determination and Preliminary Similarity Survey 2. Determination of NICE Classes and Contents which the Trademark is Registered 3. Application for Trademark 4. Procedural Review Process 5. […]
Penningtons Manches Cooper’s revenue has risen to nearly £80m while profits have taken a hit, in the firm’s second year as a member of the UK top 50. Over 2018/19, the firm saw slower growth compared to its previous two financial years, when both revenue and profit saw double-digit growth. Revenue rose 4.5 per cent, […]
Deep into August and the City is quiet as partners take a well-earned break drinking wine in Provence, sunning themselves on a Greek island or, in the case of one out-of-office reply we received this morning, “sailing round Alaska.” Nevertheless, the news does keep coming… The in-house market has rarely been this fluid The repercussions […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Mayer Brown have advised on US toy maker Hasbro’s £3.3bn ($4bn) acquisition of UK-listed Entertainment One. Canadian media and entertainment company Entertainment One, or eOne, is the owner of film and television titles such as children’s cartoons Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, through its family division. Through its […]
The delay in China’s biggest e-commerce company public listing in Hong Kong could see the longstanding advisers for Alibaba lose out on fees for a £16m capital-raising. The Alibaba Group announced early in the week that it would delay its IPO process in Hong Kong due to the protests that have swept the Asian corporate […]
Covington & Burling is on the hunt for new office space in London as its lease edges closer to an end, The Lawyer understands. According to sources in the market, the US firm has kicked off the search ahead of its lease end in 2021. While no shortlist of potential locations is currently available, the […]
Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Weil Gotshal & Manges are set to scoop nearly £12m for their work on the £4bn takeover of Cobham, one of Britain’s biggest defence and aerospace companies, if the controversial deal goes ahead. US private equity company Advent International offered to buy Cobham, known for its air-to-air refueling technology, at the end […]