By Gwendoline Davies, James Crayton, Martin McKeague, Jane Weaver As of 6 November 2018, CAP has published new rules on the use of data for marketing, along with 5 top tips to ensure compliance. The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Competition and Markets Authority have announced an investigation into ‘personalised pricing’ – that is, the practice of retailers […]
By Shakeel Dad In two recent cases with very different facts, the Court of Appeal has made findings of vicarious liability against employers for employee misconduct outside the workplace/outside working hours. Employment and Retail specialist Shakeel Dad explains and offers practical advice. What is vicarious liability? “Vicarious liability” is a legal concept under which employers […]
By Tim Pickworth Commercial Dispute Resolution Director Tim Pickworth looks at a recent supply chain case and explains how the law of misrepresentation can affect any modern retail business. Why misrepresentation might be an issue for your retail business When parties consider doing business together, a multitude of enquiries, discussions and negotiations take place before any […]
By Ruth Ormrod Ropemaker Properties v Bella Italia is the latest in a flurry of cases which have highlighted traps for the unwary when it comes to serving legal notices. In an uncertain economic climate parties often want to escape contracts or leases that are no longer viable, or they want to avail themselves of opportunities to bring claims […]
By Gwendoline Davies, Jane Weaver, Claire Burrows A UK-based retailer might be forgiven for thinking that illegal logging in, say, Africa or India, is a world away from its business concerns. However, two recent prosecutions by the Office for Product and Safety Standards (OPSS) highlight that the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulation […]
By Maree Martin The deadline for regulated funds to notify the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) of their appointment of an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer (together “AML Officers”) is 31 December 2018. The appointments were required to have been made by 30 September 2018. Unregulated funds are […]
By Daniele Iàcona, Costin Sandu The first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity is expected to be transposed into Romanian law anytime now, bringing into play enhanced system security obligations for major companies in certain sectors, as well as fines of up to 5 % of non-compliant companies’ turnover. Romania is on its way to finalising the second […]
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
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 […]
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has become the first law firm to offer to cover part or all of the costs of gender reassignment surgery for its transgender employees.
The firm has launched global transitioning guidelines which contain the medical benefit as well as access to psychological support under the firm’s medical benefits scheme. Other benefits include time off for medical appointments, procedures and for those who need to support family members who are transitioning.
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Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin have advised on online casino operator 888 Holding’s £22m buyout of All American Poker Network (AAPN). Through the deal, London-listed 888 has acquired the remaining 53 per cent interest in AAPN that it does not own, from its joint venture partner Avenue OLG Entertainment. AAPN was established as a US-facing joint venture […]
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has launched a new portal to allow its staff to generate ideas and turn the best ones into products, The Lawyer has learned. The firm is asking for ideas that address three challenges, namely culture, internal efficiency or client solutions. These can either be “quick wins” or “big ideas”, which are transformative […]
Luxury French conglomerate LVMH has named a new legal head for its Moët Hennessy brand in Europe, after the departure of former director Isabelle Meyer to Just Eat. Jeremy Barker has been appointed as its legal director, following a four-month stint as a consultant solicitor at the company. This is a continuation of his relationship with […]
Pinsent Masons has nearly doubled its partnership headcount in Dublin after taking on three new partners from a trio of firms in the city. Pinsents became the first international law firm to open in the Irish capital after the Brexit vote, when it announced its launch in June 2017. As strife continues over the UK’s […]
Norton Rose Fulbright has launched a graduate scheme focusing on legal operations, as law firms continue to rethink the way its services are delivered. The scheme stems out of the firm’s change and innovation program NRF Transform. It will initially offer two roles available from March 2019, followed by four other positions opening next September that […]