By Muthmainur Rahman A growing reservoir of data can now be used by investigators to uncover wrongdoing at an early stage and trap fraudsters before they do significant damage. From the moment they wake up in the morning, almost every human being contributes to their individual digital footprint. As well as our text messages, emails and […]
The first half of this year will see a wave of new regulations, prompting companies to rethink their data strategies By Sonia Cheng By the end of May the landscape of how organisations manage information about clients will be completely transformed by some of the world’s toughest new legislation. The Payment Services Directive (PSD2), the […]
While predictive coding is only just gaining acceptance in the UK, it received court approval in the US in 2012, and has been reaching widespread adoption ever since, particularly on matters with large document populations. As with all new technologies, it is important that the people using this software have a broad understanding of how […]
Specialist planning lawyers have successfully advised Gravel Way Limited on an application for Statutory Review against a Planning Inspector’s decision to refuse planning permission for a residential development. Why is this case of interest?
In a recent judgement (B-151/2018, 4 February 2020), the Swiss Federal Administrative Court held that while the sign BVLGARI is a geographical reference to Bulgaria, it is nevertheless subject to trademark protection as it has acquired secondary meaning.
A decade after adopting the same policy to tackle the consequences of the financial crisis, Norton Rose Fulbright is once again asking employees to work a four-day week to protect jobs. This temporary measure will be enacted for a 12-month period as of 20 April 2020, with Norton Rose Fulbright becoming the first City outfit […]
DLA Piper has hired one of Paul Hastings’ restructuring partners to bolster its offering in the City. David Manson will jump ship to DLA after just over two years at Paul Hastings, which he joined in 2017 from White & Case. He was a senior associate at White & Case from 2006 to 2012 and […]
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has promoted one London partner in its round of 13, bolstering its white-collar crime practice in the City. Andrew Good has been made up in the Canary Wharf office, effectively immediately, following on what may be the start of a trend for the US firm after it made one London […]
“The coronavirus is a Black Swan event that pressure-tests everything,” says Sainsbury’s legal services director Nick Grant. “It’s been a pretty intensive two weeks.” The week before lockdown, Sainsbury’s and the rest of the supermarket sector provided the backdrop to a social-behaviour test case as thousands of customers stockpiled essential items, disrupting everyday logistics and […]
As the legal industry battles the financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, Walker Morris is furloughing some members of staff to protect the long-term health of the business. Staff in some “quieter practice areas” will now be part of the government’s job retention scheme. The scheme currently allows organisations to claim back 80 per cent of […]
The founder and managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Singapore association firm JurisAsia, Sheena Jacob, has left for CMS with her entire IP team. The move comes three years after the Singaporean IP boutique entered into an exclusive association with Gowling WLG. JurisAsia was launched by former Tan Rajah & Cheah IP partner Sheena Jacob, who is […]