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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 […]

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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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Ashurst’s highest-earning partner took home £1.052m in the 2010-11 financial year, marginally down on last year’s figure, according to the firm’s latest LLP accounts. The amount was just under 2 per cent less than the £1.0725 earned by the highest-paid partner in 2009-10 (4 Febuary 2011). The figure includes money paid to partners leaving the […]

RPC wins Rothschild libel case for Daily Mail

The High Court has handed victory to RPC after it ruled that Associated Newspapers (AN) did not defame billionaire investor Nathaniel Rothschild, which he claimed had portrayed him as a “puppet master” of former Labour minister Peter Mandelson. Rothschild instructed Schillings partner Rod Christie Miller to pursue the AN-owned Daily Mail for damages following a […]

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Private equity house takes stake in insurance firm Parabis

Acquisition-hungry firm Parabis Group is to take a cash injection from private equity house Duke Street. The insurance claims company is parent company to defendant firm Plexus Law and claimant group Cogent Law. Parabis has long held ambitions to convert to an alternative business structure (14 April 2011) and has spent the last decade building […]

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