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Is the market for medical devices in Slovenia and within the EU becoming more significant?

The significance of medical devices is most certainly on the rise, considering not only its importance to patients, for whom medical devices represent life-enhancing products, but also developments in innovation, economics, and in the regulatory and legal sphere. Issues such as data privacy in the field of medical devices were not noticeable until connectivity became […]

Serbia: Rebranding the Trademark Law

Serbia recently reworked its Law on Trademarks, coming into force on 1 February 2020. What has changed? In local parlance: “Everything and nothing”. The changes are not extensive, but concern key features of the local trademark rules: 1. Oppositions The new law introduced an opposition system, as an auxiliary system to the existing framework. Per […]

Winning with integrity in the Western Balkans

The future is now In 2018, the Western Balkans had a population of approximately 21.5 million, an aggregate GDP of around EUR 230 billion, and an average growth rate of 3.8%. Although the countries of the Western Balkans share the same history, and to a large extent the same language, there is more variety when […]

Revolution in data transfer rules to Non-European countries

The Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection (“Commissioner”) issued the Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) applicable to the relationship between the Serbian data controllers and non-European data processors which will enter into force on 30 January 2020. The Commissioner’s decision comes five months after the new Law on Data Protection became applicable […]

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Excise Duties: 2020 State Budget (SB) Proposal

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages – Rates applicable in the Autonomous Region of Madeira The SB Proposal changes the tax rate applicable to spirits declared for consumption in the Autonomous Region of Madeira from EUR 1, 237.58/hl to EUR 1,241.29/hl. Soft Drinks – Rates The SB Proposal increases the rates applicable to soft drinks, excluding drinks […]

Brexit and other tax implications

By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida The United Kingdom ceased to be a Member State of the Union as of 30 January 2020, so the question arises as to the applicability of many other provisions contained in Portuguese domestic law. On the 30th of January, the United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the […]

Coronavirus – A bug coming to your workplace soon?

By Kevin McCavish The inevitable has happened. Coronavirus has arrived in London with the first patient being diagnosed yesterday. This brings the total number of those infected in the UK by Covid-19, the official name given to the coronavirus by the World Health Organisation, to 9. In Brighton, where two GP surgeries have already closed […]

Natasha’s Law – New rules on food labelling

By Joanne Sear, CJ Ntsiu We look at the new rules on food labelling coming into force next year, and when additional information will have to be provided, particularly in relation to allergens. Background In 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating sesame seeds in a baguette purchased from a high street […]

Warning for Insolvency Practitioners dealing with personal data

By Lynsey Robinson The FCA, ICO and FSCS have released a statement warning licensed Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The statement highlights concerns about IPs/ authorised firms unlawfully selling personal client data to claims management companies (CMC) when acting on administrations. Under Data Protection legislation, consideration […]

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Christopher Hopkins and Colin Banham successfully defend Metropolitan Police officers accused of racism, bullying and harassment

Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have successfully defended two male Metropolitan Police officers (Officers “A” and “B”) accused of discriminating against another officer (Officer “C”) on grounds of her race, and engaging in behaviour amounting to bullying and harassment of the same officer over a six-month period. The allegations included that officers A and B […]

Latham loses second capital markets partner to Cooley

Cooley has hired another London capital markets partner from Latham & Watkins, filling a void left by the departure of partner Ed Lukins to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. The US firm has brought in long-time Latham lawyer David Boles to boost one of the London office’s most profitable practices. The hire comes less than a […]

DLA Piper borrowings soar to £67m

DLA Piper’s total borrowings more than doubled over 2018/19 to £67.2m, according to the firm’s latest LLP accounts. The accounts reveal that borrowings increased from £32.6m over the year for regions included in the international LLP, primarily being DLA Piper’s UK, European, Middle East and Asia-Pacific business. They do not cover DLA Piper’s activities in […]

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