Employment

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Deliveroo calls on 11KBW in human rights case

Less than a week after the landmark Pimlico Plumbers ruling, online food delivery company Deliveroo has turned to Lewis Silkin and 11KBW to defend it after a High Court judge gave the go-ahead for a judicial review. On Friday Mrs Justice Simler overturned a previous High Court decision and granted permission for the Independent Workers […]

Supreme Court

Mishcon felled by four-lawyer firm in landmark Pimlico Plumbers case

In a David and Goliath battle, Mishcon de Reya client Pimlico Plumbers has lost its final appeal against a former employee in a long-running feud over workers’ rights. The five judges unanimously agreed that claimant Gary Smith was a Pimlico Plumbers employee during his time working for the company and not, as Pimlico Plumbers was […]

Obligatory sharing of wage information in Slovakia – a cartel?

By Roman Oleksik From 1 May 2018, employers in Slovakia must comply with the following important new rules: 1. the obligation to disclose the amount of the basic wage component when they advertise job vacancies; and 2. the prohibition to agree on a basic wage component in an amount lower than the advertised basic wage […]

Artificial intelligence and international arbitration

By Thomas Snider, Sergejs Dilevka and Camelia Aknouche The last two decades have witnessed phenomenal advancements in information technology (IT), which have fostered a remarkable level of innovation in products and services offered across numerous industries. Yet, international arbitration, forming part of the legal services industry, has been so far practically unaffected by such developments. […]

Walker Morris advises Fulcrum on second acquisition in two months

Walker Morris has advised Fulcrum Utility Services Limited, the UK’s market leading independent multi‐utility infrastructure and services provider, on its acquisition of CDS Pipe Services Limited for a total consideration of £1.4m. CDS is a utility business that provides a range of specialised engineering services. Fulcrum has previously subcontracted such specialist elements of its projects […]

Wolf Theiss strengthens data protection practice with new hires

After the addition of Partner Maria Maxim who joined Wolf Theiss in September 2017 as the coordinator of the Data Protection and TMT (Telecommunication, Media & Technology) practices in Bucharest, Wolf Theiss has recently strengthened its local team with the following new hires. Bogdan Arsene, an associate attorney with almost 10 years of experience, Bogdan […]

Vischer advises Lundbeck on acquisition of Prexton Therapeutics

Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) and Prexton Therapeutics BV (Prexton) announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which Lundbeck will acquire Prexton. Under terms of the agreement, Lundbeck will pay €100m upfront and is furthermore required to later pay up to €805m in development and sales milestones to the group of current owners. VISCHER advised Lundbeck […]

TLT bolsters UK employment group with partner hire

TLT is expanding its employment, pensions and incentives group with the appointment of partner Paula Cole to its Manchester office. Paula joins TLT from Squire Patton Boggs. Paula advises on all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law, with particular expertise in large-scale restructuring and reorganisation projects, employment tribunal claims, harassment cases and equal pay issues. […]

Germany office

Linklaters raids Freshfields for German employment partner

Linklaters has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Timon Grau to join its German practice. Grau will join the firm in March and split his time between its Düsseldorf and Frankfurt offices. He began his career in 2006 with Freshfields in Cologne before moving to Frankfurt. He made partner in 2014. Meanwhile, Frankfurt-based British partner Matthew Devey […]

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