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Billion Dollar Career in Luxury Residential and Commercial Deals

With just over a week left in 2017, Leo G. Aubel of Howard and Howard Attorneys PLLC was busy closing some $50 million in luxury residential and commercial real estate deals. At 200 transactions a year, Aubel estimates he is well over $1 billion in residential real estate transactions for his career so far. The total may well have surpassed $2 billion with commercial real estate deals added in, he says.

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Hall & Wilcox adds new partner to Sydney team

Leading business law firm, Hall & Wilcox, has further strengthened its Corporate & Commercial team by appointing former Minter Ellison partner, Christopher Brown.

John Hutchinson, Corporate & Commercial section leader, said that Chris joins a growing corporate presence in the Sydney office, following the appointment of partner Jacqui Barrett last September. “Chris is a talented lawyer with wide experience across business law, M&A and financial services transactions in Australia, the UK and Europe.

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Another “updata”: recent developments in data protection

New Subject Access Code of Practice

Subject Access Requests (SARs) are the device under which individuals can ask businesses to supply them with details of what personal information is held on the individual concerned, as a statutory right under the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

The body responsible for enforcing the DPA, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has published a new Code of Practice which provides guidance for businesses in complying with these requests. The Code of Practice can be found on the ICO’s website here. Running to over 50 pages, the Code of Practice is not exactly light reading, but it is written in clear English and so should be easy to digest.

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The second hand digital market – US court rejects ‘First Sale’

Last year we reported on the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) decision inOracle v UsedSoft (1), in which the court held that a licensee of computer software could legitimately sell it on a second hand basis, where the licence was akin to a ‘sale’ of the software.

We commented that, although the case was confined to software applications, it could have repercussions for the digital content industry if the principle that an effective sale meant the product could be resold on a used basis was applied more generally.  More…

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The new taboo words of Europe: Parma Ham, Champagne, Jersey Royal Potatoes and now … Black Forest Gateau?

According to press reports, the European Commission this week granted Black Forest Gateau, also known as Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, protected status. The cake, which comes from Germany’s Baden-Württenberg region, takes its name from the “kirsch” from the cherries grown in the Black Forest. The reports suggested that the European Commission had ruled that any dessert that wants to be called a “Black Forest Gateau” had to stay true to the original ingredients and must include this kirsch which is made from the sour cherries grown only in the Black Forest region.

Since reporting the decision, we have been informed that the press reports were untrue.  There has been no such decision, or even an application to protect the recipe of Black Forest Gateau.  More…

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Nowhere to hide

This article was first published by New Law Journal on 14 December 2012, and is reproduced by kind permission.

Case law shows that anonymous internet users have no hiding place, says Sophia Purkis.

The growth of business conducted electronically has provided those with an eye to innovative commercial development with enormous opportunities. It has also created new challenges for those involved in the prosecution of civil wrongs. The courts have recently re-affirmed that they are not fazed by these developments and are applying established rules to meet more novel circumstances, including to identify those who (whether deliberately or not) are conferred anonymity by their use of the internet. More…

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