Monthly Archives: March 2018

Three recruits join RSS

March 29, 2018 — Three lawyers from other firms have joined RSS’s insurance law team over the past few weeks:

  • Patricia Atallah joined us after having gained substantial experience with tort litigation matters
  • Jasmine Guilbault comes to assist with the research and drafting aspects of complex and major files
  • Samuel Robichon continues with RSS his practice with insurance and professional liability litigation.

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Enhancing the Likelihood of Enforcement of a Forum Selection Clause in an Online Contract

Companies that do business with parties located in another nation, state or even county may include a “forum selection clause” in their contracts to provide the predictability, advantage or convenience of litigating any contract disputes in a specific court or arbitration forum. A recent decision from a New York state court underscores that, to be enforceable under New York law, a forum selection clause in an online contract must be “reasonably communicated” to the customer.

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De juridische aspecten van ICO’s: een grijs gebied

Door Rens Nijdam en Samé Iejad

Een ICO (Initial Coin Offering) is een populaire manier om blockchainprojecten te financieren. Het is een nieuwe, andere vorm van crowdfunding. Door middel van het uitgeven van een nieuwe cryptomunt of van cryptotokens, halen bedrijven geld binnen om hun doelen te realiseren.

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AN OVERVIEW OF DATA PROTECTION LAWS IN INDIA AND EUROPEAN UNION

Communication, transfer, storage and use of data (and often sensitive, confidential and personal data) has become part and parcel of today’s digital transactions. While electronic transactions are quickly becoming an easier and efficient way of transacting as opposed to the traditional offline paper work, they are not without the risk of hacking, data theft and other cybercrimes. Data protection has therefore become a multi-jurisdictional issue in this borderless digital world, and countries around the world have developed regulatory frameworks to specifically address and protect against loss of privacy.

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Talking Tax – Issue 112

Case law

LLUN and Commissioner of Taxation (Taxation) [2017] AATA 3058

In this case, Deputy President  Frost (Deputy President) held that a trust was not a superannuation fund for Australian tax purposes and the Taxpayers were presently entitled to a share of the fund’s income.

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…Selecting a brand for your new company or new product

When developing a new brand for your business, it’s not as easy as coming up with a clever and catchy name. Rather, you need to consider conducting additional research into the new brand before investing substantial time and energy into its marketing.

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Okedina v Chikale – Employee in Breach of Immigration Rules Successful in Tribunal Claim

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) recently dismissed the appeal from an employer against an Employment Tribunal (“ET”) ruling of unfair dismissal from an employee who was working in breach of the Immigration Rules.

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Securities considerations when raising capital

Cleveland attorney Ilirjan Pipa, chair of the firm’s Securities Practice Group, and host Mike Witzke discuss the securities considerations businesses must be aware of and how to properly navigate the various considerations as they prepare to raise capital.

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De juridische implicaties van blockchaintechnologie: wat zijn smart contracts?

Door Rens Nijdam en Samé Iejad

Blockchain technologie brengt grote veranderingen met zich mee. Deze technologie zal derde partijen die verantwoordelijk zijn voor administratie of controle vervangen. Door een juiste toepassing van blockchain kan het werk van bijvoorbeeld bankiers, notarissen en andere tussenpersonen ingrijpend veranderen of zelfs vervangen worden. Een term die vaak bij nieuws rondom blockchain rond dwarrelt is de term smart contracts. Wat zijn smart contracts en wat zijn de juridische implicaties ervan?

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Fladgate advises Paul Smith on new store acquisition at Coal Drops Yard

Fladgate LLP has advised British designer Paul Smith on the acquisition of a new store at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross.

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