Europe

High Court blocks £1-3bn data protection claims against Google

In a recent decision relating to the violation of consumer data privacy, the Court has set out helpful guidance regarding claims brought under the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as in respect of the conditions which must be satisfied for a representative action for breach of data privacy to be brought (Lloyd v.Google LLC [2018] EWHC (QB) 2599).

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Key Legal Implications of Brexit

Despite agreement being reached between EU negotiators and the UK government with regard to the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (DWA) on 14th November, uncertainty remains as to whether this deal will be approved in the UK Parliament. What we do know is that the UK is a significant trading partner for Irish businesses and, for now, that the UK will leave the EU in March 2019. The terms of our engagement with businesses in the UK will change, which we need to prepare for. As a starting point take a look at these eight high level issues which you should be considering.

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Tenants’ top tips on telecommunications

Gone are the days of communicating via smoke signals and carrier pigeons.  Billions of emails are sent every day. Telecommunications is therefore of vital importance to most, if not all, 21st century businesses. Many tenants’ focus is therefore on their ability to extend the telecommunications services at their premises. Broadly speaking, tenants are in a good position to do so as the new Electronic Communications Code (Code), which came into force on 28 December 2017, is weighted very much in favour of telecommunications operators and their customers.

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Hoe lang duurt een juridische seconde?

U heeft waarschijnlijk meegekregen dat we een nieuwe kilo krijgen. Vanaf 20 mei 2019 is een kilo niet langer het gewicht van dat prototype blok platina-iridium in Parijs, maar wordt de kilo uitgedrukt in een natuurkundige formule.

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Industry 4.0 – from procurement challenge to opportunity

For decades, modern methods of construction, including off-site, have been seen as the future of the industry. Yet, perhaps because of the stigma of low quality construction from the 1940s and 1950s when the focus was on quantity rather than quality, that vision was never really embraced. Now there are signs that industry is making the leap towards use of advanced technology in construction in what has been named the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin expands expert team with new appointments and promotions

Leading commercial law firm, Cleaver Fulton Rankin has appointed new specialists and made a number of promotions to add to its expert and specialist teams.

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Fladgate acts for Zouk Capital and 83North on $50m funding for workable technology

Leading UK law firm Fladgate has advised private equity firms Zouk Capital and 83North in relation to their participation in a $50M Series C round of funding in relation to Workable Technology Limited.

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Challenging Transactions on Corporate Grounds

On the June, 26th 2018 the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the Resolution No. 27 “On challenging of the major and interested party transactions” (hereinafter – The Resolution). The Resolution provides the unified practice applying of the legislation of the business entities. The Resolution touches on the issues regarding dispute resolutions arising from the major and interested party transactions (Sections XI and XI of the Federal Law No. 208-FZ “On Joint stock companies” dated 26.12.1995 and Articles 45 and 46 of the Federal Law No. № 14-FZ “On Limited Liability Companies” dated 08.02.1998).

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Not too good to be true? New bill could give ESOPs a boost

“It’s such a good deal that it won’t last for long”, cried hundreds of business owners in response to the suggestions of setting up an ESOP. However, a bill recently adopted by the Parliament suggests that if a company uses this type of employee benefits scheme for its intended purpose, they should be able to count on it in the long term as well.

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Lidings Launches Series of Tests on Legal Regulation of Life Sciences Sector

Lidings, the leading legal advisor in Russia providing legal support to large national and international companies operating in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector in Russia and CIS, launces a series of specialized tests on the legislative regulation of the sector.

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