Monika Górska of Wardynski & Partners in Poland and Mark Kramer of Shoosmiths in the UK discuss the broadening opportunities to use different IP rights such as copyright and trade marks in tandem with other rights to protect shapes from a European, Polish and UK stand point.
Power generation sites have long created an issue for adjudications. Section 105(2)(c) of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the ‘Construction Act’) provides a partial exclusion from its terms, including the right to adjudicate, where a site’s primary activity is power generation. Many sites, however, do more than just generate power. How do you work out a site’s primary activity?
On 4 July, many businesses reopened, and there’s a lot to do to enable that, including keeping records to help with NHS Test and Trace. Here’s what you need to do to comply with data protection.
In this Podcast Shoosmiths real estate partner, Judy Fawcett, and Andrew Wells, Partner & Head of Leeds Office at Allsops, discuss which parts of the wider Residential Investment market are most active and so present the best opportunities post COVID-19. Click below to listen to the first in the series.
A recent Sheriff Court judgment is the latest decision to consider the role and remit of the court reporter in a liquidation which, unusually, involved the court appointing two reporters. In Scotland, the Insolvency (Scotland) (Receivership and Winding Up) Rules 2018 provide that where there is no creditors committee, the remuneration of a liquidator shall […]
The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous Gangsters Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”. But when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.
This Investigations podcast series looks at the complex role of the forensic accounting investigator. Grant Thornton speaks to prominent investigators who have grappled with a variety of situations to understand the key lessons they’ve learned, what propelled them to be where they are today and the advice they’d pass on to their younger selves.
FinIA has consolidated the authorisation regime for all financial institutions (except for banks which remain to be regulated under the Banking Act) and has extended this regime to independent asset managers and trustees. Even though the new law provides for a smooth transitional period enabling financial institutions to cope with the new regulation, asset managers and trustees now falling under the new regime are or have been required to file a report with the Swiss regulator FINMA. This article outlines the duty to report and its consequences.
The Change of a Pension Fund requires prior consent of the employees. In the absence of the employees’ consent, the termination of an affiliation contract is, according to a recent Federal Supreme Court’s decision, void. What appears to be a mere legal detail can have significant consequences in practice.
The Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 report to Parliament calls on the government to redouble its efforts and expands on its May 2020 advice to the Prime Minister in which it set out the principles for building a resilient recovery. The report highlights five clear investment priorities.
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Pinsent Masons’ cyber head has left the firm, joining Clyde & Co alongside an associate from his team. Ian Birdsey joins Clydes in London after eight years at Pinsent Masons and was made partner in 2016. Seaton Gordon, who is an associate in Birdsey’s team, is also joining Clydes. Birdsey advises corporate, SME and insurer […]
Shoosmiths saw a 12 per cent rise in revenue in its most recent financial year, with the UK regional’s turnover exceeding £150m in the last 12 months. As one of the few firms to have declared its financials for 2019/20, Shoosmiths announced a turnover of £154.2m for the year-end of April 2020, representing a lofty […]
Shearman & Sterling has snagged an arbitration partner from Bird & Bird in London. Garreth Wong joins the US firm after seven years at Bird & Bird. He joined in 2013 and was made partner in 2014. Prior to that, he was a barrister at Matrix Chambers before moving to private practice. He spent time […]
Burges Salmon is holding off from distributing its profit distributions to partners and has decreased its monthly drawings, part of a new set of measures put forward by the business. The firm has decided it will only pay quarterly profit distributions to partners if its financial results hit its yearly budget. The firm’s Q1 dividend […]
Businesses including Pearson and 3M have signed up to a new education platform designed to help general counsel craft the digital strategy of their organisations. The Digital Legal Exchange (DLEX) is a non-profit collaboration between UnitedLex and DXC Technology which was created to make digital more accessible to corporate law departments. The DLEX Going Digital […]
Clifford Chance has outlined a three-step plan to help its staff return to a normal working environment over the coming months. For the time being, employees and partners of the firm’s London and Newcastle offices will keep working remotely, with only a handful of operations employees accessing the premises. The measures for the UK are […]