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Star legal writers: regulatory and competition

This week’s top briefings writers from TheLawyer.com cover the regulatory and competition sectors, including how philanthropic fundraising through crowdfunding can clash with insurance claims, new UK public procurement rules, and Ukraine sanctions law.

Index building

Crossing the divide: cross-border work and the Finance Team of the Year award

Cross-border work and political tensions are dominating this year’s entries for Finance Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards. A complex sanctions and regulation landscape in Europe underpins many of the finance and banking work throughout the past year, with transactions impacted by international disputes and stringent regulatory requirements. This year, some of the […]

digital world internet

From in-house counsel to business partner: what you need to know

A study published recently by PwC looking at the global state of information security shows that many organisations lack both clear leadership and strategies for tackling the security threats they face. Indeed, not only do many fail to know how many security breaches they suffer, but the annual survey of business executives reveals they feel […]

digital world internet

Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics. in association with  The Lawyer Research Service and Grant Thornton teamed up to survey over 300 private practice lawyers and in-house counsel in […]

Corruption perceptions

Risk: Tales of the frontier

A new breed of lawyer is smoothing the path for companies entering emerging or unstable jurisdictions  Risk is the commercial buzzword of our times. Health risk, reputational risk, data risk; the word means different things to different sectors, but even those with the healthiest appetite for risk will be looking for ways to mitigate it […]

Featured Briefings

Personal data protection in Russia 2018

What are the principal laws on data protection? The Constitution of the Russian Federation establishes the right to privacy, including privacy of correspondence and telephone and other communications, for every individual (Art. 23) and prohibits the collection, storage, use and dissemination of the information on an individual’s private life without his/her consent…

Checking the Russian counterparty before the transaction

In Russia, on the participant of legal relations is entrusted serious risks associated with the manifestation of due diligence and prudence, which are often a condition for the subsequent protection of rights before state bodies and courts, including in disputing transactions. When is the collection of actual information on the counterparty necessary?

9.5 million roubles to be paid for an infringement of Heineken’s trademark

On 1 March 2018, the Commission of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation Office (FAS Commission) for St Petersburg issued an order in respect to Afanasy Private Brewery LLC to stop violation of Article 14.6.1 of Federal Law No. 135-FZ, dated 26 July 2006 ‘On Competition Protection’, in particular, the illegal use of […]

Canada: Trademark trolls and all-class applications

By R. Nelson Godfrey In the intellectual property context, the term “troll” is commonly used to refer to a (generally non­ practising) person or entity who registers an exclusive right and then demands payment and threatens litigation against persons who infringe upon the registered intellectual property right. Trademark trolls (also referred to as “trademark squatters” or […]

Protecting your cannabis brand: The 5 W’s

By Natalie S. Rizkalla­ Kamel and Shannon Uhera Canada’s legalization of recreational use cannabis is now months away. The proposed Cannabis Act will create a comprehensive national framework for the production, distribution, sale, import, export and possession of cannabis in Canada…

Luxembourg: Modernisation of the limited partnership regime

The limited partnership legislation in Luxembourg has been modernised by the Luxembourg law dated 10 July 2013 (the Law) in ways that assist the establishment of vehicles suitable for structuring liquid or illiquid funds and unregulated and regulated funds. The Law also transposed Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (the AIFMD) into Luxembourg domestic law. […]

Supply chain visibility in central government contracts

With effect from 1 May 2018, central government departments, their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies must comply with new requirements regarding supply chain visibility in procuring contracts…

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