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GDPR risks for retailers

By Jeanette Burgess, Gwendoline Davies Much of the focus in the retail and legal press in recent months has been on the eye-watering level of fines which data protection regulators can impose for infringements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. However in this mini-series Walker Morris’ Heads of Regulatory & Compliance and […]

Swiss Lower House approves corporate tax reform

By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 12 September 2018, the Swiss National Council (Lower House– Nationalrat – Conseil national) approved the revised version for a corporate tax reform (“Tax Proposal 17”). It is based on the Government’s proposal issued in March 2017 and on the version negotiated in the Upper House (Ständerat – Conseil des États) in […]

Angola’s Shipping Law Review

By Joao Afonso Fialho, Jose Miguel Oliveira, Angela Viana The fifth edition of this book aims to continue to provide those involved in handling shipping disputes with an overview of the key issues relevant to multiple jurisdictions. We have again invited contributions on the law of leading maritime nations, including both major flag states and […]

UK Government’s plans for competition law regime if there’s no Brexit

By Simon Barnes On 13 September 2018, the UK government published guidance on the application of competition law and merger control if there is no Brexit deal. The guidance forms part of the Government’s broader publication of technical notices to help businesses and individuals understand and prepare for a possible no-deal Brexit scenario. Consistent with current […]

Social housing – Monthly Law Update

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing include: Charity automatic disqualification rules: changes to the law Government legal panel confirms the validity of electronic signatures Social Housing Green Paper: housing associations must adapt to “new norm Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing? All supported housing funding to […]

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Shoosmiths’ national corporate team receives Law Firm of the Year award

Shoosmiths’ national corporate team has again been named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at this year’s M&A Awards. The annual M&A Awards, held at the Millennium Mayfair in London, are said to recognise and celebrate the achievements of management teams, advisers and financiers who, over the past 12 months, have demonstrated their deal-making excellence in […]

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 Small boutiques are acknowledged for their big achievements  This year’s nominees for National Boutique Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards show that boutiques are boxing above their weight in all legal disciplines. Winner Davitt Jones Bould, for example, played a key role in ensuring the success of the Olympics, advising the Royal […]

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