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Need for formal agreement to swap personal data under GDPR

By Ellie Taylor New data protection laws mean that employers and pension scheme Trustees need to have a formal agreement in place to swap personal data. The legal landscape for data protection laws in Europe changed significantly on 25 May 2018, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.  The running of pension schemes […]

Growing importance of video game copyright in Canada

By Susan H. Abramovitch, Sean Gill, René Bissonnette The video game industry is highly competitive. As the barrier to entry for developers has been lowered, the number of competing products in the market has dramatically increased. Consequently, it’s more important than ever that stakeholders know how to protect and exploit their creations. While high profile video game lawsuits […]

New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

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The majority of law firms have no stress management initiatives in place, a survey conducted by The Lawyer’s sister magazine Lawyer 2B has revealed. Over half – 55 per cent – of all respondents to the Stress in Law survey said their firm had no stress management initiatives at all. Just 17 per cent of the […]

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Clifford Chance, Rosenblatt and Shearman & Sterling are among firms that have won mandates as television companies embarked on an M&A spree. Lewis Silkin, Olswang, Shearman & Sterling, and Rosenblatt scored roles on the £450m acquisition of Channel 5 by US media giant Viacom. It is thought that the network’s auction drew interest from more than […]

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Former Department for Transport GC resurfaces at Monckton Chambers

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) former general counsel, Christopher Muttukumaru, has taken up tenancy at Monckton Chambers.    Muttukumaru retired from the £130,000 DfT role late last year, with former Burges Salmon transport head Nick Olley hired to replace him (13 September 2013).  At the time it was not clear if Muttukumaru, who was called to the […]

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Shearman and Cravath advise as Japan’s Mizkan buys Unilever sauce units

Shearman & Sterling and Cravath Swaine & Moore have played lead roles in Japanese group Mizkan’s $2.15bn acquisition of Unilever’s North American pasta sauce businesses, Ragu and Bertolli. Shearman & Sterling acted for the Japanese acquirer, alongside Japanese counsel Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (MHM). Shearman’s Tokyo corporate partner Kenneth Lebrun led the firm’s team in […]

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