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Hungary: HCA publishes digital consumer protection strategy

By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a strategy paper presenting its views on consumer protection in the digital age. The paper subtly indicates that the HCA will continue to follow the European Commission’s guidance in this regard. The paper highlights the measures which the HCA deems necessary to protect consumers and keep […]

Under the GDPR, whenever the implementation of personal data processing «uses new technologies and, taking into account its nature, scope, context and purposes” it is liable to «a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons», the data controller must carry out a DPIA

Take nothing for granted – legal privilege and internal investigations

By Nick Williams, Rebecca McNulty The subject of legal professional privilege has been back in the spotlight recently, with the English Court of Appeal decision in SFO v. ENRC substantially reversing the original High Court decision. This stops – at least for now – the erosion of a fundamental legal principle: that a person can seek legal […]

Russia: An important message about geographical indications

By David Aylen, Elizaveta Osipchuk On July 27, 2018, the Russian State Duma passed first reading of a draft bill entitled “On Amendments to Part Four of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (on geographical indications)” (the Bill). As a part of the general legislative process, a bill has to undergo three readings at the Russian […]

Federal Court of Appeal decision in PS Knight Co V CSA case

By James Green, Kevin Sartorio Does copyright subsist in a work created by a private party but which is subsequently incorporated by reference into regulations by legislatures? Or, once a work has been incorporated by reference, is the work public domain such that anyone can freely publish and sell copies of it? In a recent decision […]

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  Ogier, the only law firm with offices in Guernsey and Luxembourg, has advised the sellers on the Guernsey and Luxembourg legal aspects of the sale of the Gentoo Group (Gentoo) to the TMF Group (TMF). Ogier Guernsey partner Bryon Rees and senior associate Michelle Watson Bunn led the Ogier team and advised on Guernsey […]

LK Shields advises Odysseus on €3m investment in Grid Finance

LK Shields has advised Odysseus Investments on its €3m equity investment into Grid Finance, the largest P2P lender in Ireland. Following the investment, Odysseus has become Grid’s largest external shareholder and primary strategic equity partner. Grid provides loans to businesses via its online marketplace which matches businesses with individuals seeking to lend money at a […]

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