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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 […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

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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Legal market splits on merits of Valentines Day

Hammonds is courting female clients by inviting them to a Valentine’s Day party at Holts Jewellers in Hatton Garden, London. Over fifty women attended the event including representatives of Clydesdale Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB, Abbey UK Corporate, Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank, Venture Finance, BDO Stoy Hayward LLP and Deloitte & Touche. […]

Walkers and Mourant merger talks collapse

Offshore heavyweights Walkers and Mourant have called off merger talks. The merger would have created the world’s largest offshore firm. Walkers managing partner Grant Stein said the firms had held a series of meetings this week and agreed that there were synergies between the firms. “However,” he added, “in evaluating what was best for each […]

How to get a shred in law

It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between media law firm Carter-Ruck and Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, but Tulkinghorn has heard relations may have become a tad more strained. Media and entertainment set 5 Raymond Buildings (5RB) recently held a quiz night where the great and good from the defamation world […]

DLA Piper scales the AIM ranks as market confidence weakens

DLA Piper has added another four companies to its roster of AIM clients, but is still a few short of Norton Rose, which has the highest number of AIM clients in the market at 65. DLA Piper has added another four companies to its roster of AIM clients, but is still a few short of […]

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