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Impacts of the CJEU’s e-book decision on the trade with digital goods: Austria

By Dominik Hofmarcher, Alexander Pabst Legal Background May you resell a book that you have previously purchased? Of course. However, from a copyright perspective the reasoning is not as easy as one might think, since purchasing a copyrighted work like a book means purchasing the paper but not the rights to the content, which is […]

Popular demand: Offshore incorporated and publicly listed

Did you know that there are over 300 offshore companies listed on the London Stock Exchange? Or that there are more Cayman companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange than there are Hong Kong companies? Analysis of companies incorporated across the offshore region – Bermuda, Cayman, British Virgin Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man […]

Workplace Relations Commission awards 18 months’ remuneration following “Disastrous” bullying & harassment investigation

The recent decision of A Scheduler v An Installation Provider [2020] serves as a timely reminder that Irish-based employers will be held responsible for workplace bullying and harassment conducted by its employees and that it is vital for an employer to have an adequate Dignity at Work procedure in place. The complainant in this investigation […]

Allergen labelling remains in the spotlight as the FSA consults on technical guidance

BCL partner, Richard Reichman, discusses allergen labelling changes and the Food Standards Agency’s consultation on new technical guidance. Background Against a backdrop of frequent media attention and public concern regarding allergen issues, for example following several tragic fatalities, a government consultation concluded that changes were required to the provision of allergen information for food which is prepacked […]

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The former head of IP at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (CMS), who was asked to leave the firm last year, has launched a specialist advisory boutique. Joel Barry, who was a legacy Olswang partner and joined CMS after its three-way merger with Nabarro in 2017, exited CMS last April. The firm said at the time: […]

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