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Hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords — four steps to take now

By Aravind Swaminathan and Tara McGraw Swaminatha The New York Times recently reported that an organised Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion username and password credentials associated with more than 500 million email addresses from hundreds of thousands of websites around the world. The article notes that the hackers used a large botnet (a […]

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Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Second package of Covid-19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian government

On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).

GDPR and the Cayman Data Protection Law for Insurance Managers (and clients)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR, is a set of EU regulations aimed at the protection of personal data and privacy of natural persons (not corporations) based within the EU. The GDPR has extraterritorial effect in that it applies to the processing of personal data of persons who are situated in the EU […]

Merck vs MSD – When is online use considered use in Switzerland?

In its landmark decision of 29 April 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court held that the online use of a trademark or other sign must have a commercial effect in Switzerland for such use to be considered use in Switzerland. A global website targeted at a worldwide audience may have a commercial effect in Switzerland.

Antitrust Review 2021 – Portugal

This article summarises the legislative developments and the main investigations carried out during 2019 by the Portuguese Competition Authority (PCA).




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Trowers & Hamlins’ Jennie Gubbins: Learning lessons

Senior partner Jennie Gubbins is concerned the market is still not getting Trowers & Hamlins. But the real injustice would be to miss this £77.2m firm’s transition into a thing of business beauty. Gubbins has been instrumental in turning Trowers from a cluster of independently organised offices sprinkled throughout the UK and Middle East into […]

Eversheds advises UK government on Essex Thameside strategic rail franchise deal

Eversheds has advised the Department for Transport (DfT) on the new Essex Thameside franchise, which has been awarded to the current operator c2c (a subsidiary of National Express Group). The Essex Thameside franchise operates over a network of routes between London Fenchurch Street and Southend and serves key intermediate commuter hubs including Barking and Basildon. The 15-year franchise […]

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Three more partners quit DLA Piper’s Asia practice

DLA Piper has suffered three more partner departures in Asia Pacific, two in Hong Kong and one who recently transferred from Hong Kong to Singapore. Jolyon Ellwood-Russell has left for Simmons & Simmons, Giovanni Marino has moved to US firm Winston & Strawn and Ben Sandstad, who joined DLA from Mayer Brown JSM a year […]


Ward Hadaway sees profit plummet despite solid turnover rise

North East firm Ward Hadaway has reported a 23 per cent drop in net profit for the 2013/14 financial year, although turnover rose by 2.2 per cent to £33.7m. The Newcastle-headquartered firm said profit had fallen to £2.7m from £3.5m last year. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) also fell by 23 per cent, from £322,000 […]

Clock ticking for training contract hopefuls

As would-be lawyers around the country wrack their brains for an original answer to the ‘why law?’ question, so graduate recruitment teams are preparing to sift through the deluge of thousands of training contract applications that land on their desks every year. Every year the sift gets harder, as more and more students attain the […]

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