Europe

Algemene voorwaarden: dat kan niet misgaan zou je denken

In de bouw wordt veel gebruik gemaakt van algemene voorwaarden. Het is niet moeilijk om ze goed op de overeenkomst van toepassing te laten zijn, maar toch gaat het nog wel eens mis. Onnodig. Daarom deze bijdrage.

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GDPR and Wills?

Many of you will now be aware of the introduction of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) on 25 May 2018 which applies to all business and organisations which hold data in relation to private individuals. The new rules have raised an interesting query – do solicitors and other professional advisers holding wills on behalf of their clients have an obligation to send beneficiaries named in a will a ‘privacy notice’ informing them that the adviser is holding information about them? Do they need to tell them that they are in fact beneficiaries?

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Draft law, which is going to add rules on state registration of medical drugs, has been developed

The Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (“Minzdrav”) has prepared Draft law1 on improvement of the medical drug circulation legislation with regard to the Treaty on unified principles and rules of medical drugs circulation within the Eurasian Economic Union (“EEU”) dated 03.11.2016 No. 78.

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Miller Samuel Hill Brown LLP appoint a new Chairman

Glasgow solicitors Miller Samuel Hill Brown LLP, “MSHB”, have appointed Marie Macdonald as their new Chairman, succeeding founding Partner, Michael Samuel, who continues as a Consultant with the firm. She becomes the first woman to Chair MSHB, one of Scotland’s longest-established legal practices.

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Fladgate’s Corporate team is further strengthened with the appointment of outsourcing and technology partner Tim Wright

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of Corporate partner Tim Wright.

Tim joins having previously led the global sourcing practice group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in London. He specialises in complex, often cross-border, commercial, technology and outsourcing transactions, with a particular focus on the financial services, healthcare and technology sectors. He is recognised by leading directories including Chambers and Legal 500.

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Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange

25th to 26th April 2019, Hilton Syon Park Hotel, London

We are excited to announce the 20th Edition of the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange. The event will take place at London’s Hilton Syon Park Hotel on 25th to 26th April 2019.

The Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange brings together C-level professionals, Senior General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers to discuss key challenges and solutions. This is an invitation only event featuring interactive discussion sessions such as roundtables and think tanks as well as bespoke one to one meetings with solution providers. Confirmed speakers include FIFA, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Bank of England, Fox Networks and many more.

If you would like to request an invitation to the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange, please contact Chantal Morgan at exchangeinfo@iqpc.com

To see the full event agenda or obtain more information about the event visit the event website, here.

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Airspace leases: property out of thin air

It is the desire of almost every property investor to make their assets “sweat” by maximising the income available from them. One way investors achieve this is by granting leases of the airspace above their properties. Investors may, for example, lease the airspace to a developer who can help them improve the density of their building by adding a floor or more. Alternatively, the investor may lease the airspace to a tenant who will install telecommunications equipment or solar panels on the roof. This article presents the questions an investor has to ask before embarking on this route, as it is littered with potential issues. It assumes that you are an investor looking to lease airspace to a developer, to improve the density of your asset.

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Aanbestedingsrecht en de Nota van Inlichtingen, hoe zat het ook al weer?

Iedereen die wel eens aan een aanbestedingsprocedure heeft meegedaan, kent hem wel: de Nota van Inlichtingen. Meer een resultaat van waar het eigenlijk om gaat: de mogelijkheid om vragen te stellen. Dat is natuurlijk bedoeld om onduidelijkheden te voorkomen. Naast het feit dat individuele inschrijvers daarmee vragen beantwoord krijgen over onderdelen van de opdracht (of de aanbestedingsprocedure), zorgt het verspreiden van de Nota van Inlichtingen er voor dat alle inschrijvers ook dezelfde – verdiepende – informatie hebben over die opdracht of procedure.

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The increasing demand for serviced offices and how landlords can help secure lending

The continued growth of the serviced office sector presents an investment opportunity for lenders providing issues surrounding perceived risk and valuation can be circumvented.

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Just Don’t Do It: Nike’s LDNR campaign halted by UK IP court

Fladgate IP associate Ben Milloy was recently invited by the European Intellectual Property Review to discuss the decision in Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV, stopping Nike’s LDNR ad campaign.

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