Legal Briefing | TMT |

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With less than one year left before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has embarked on an initiative to correct some public misconceptions about its impact. Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, recently expressed concern in the ICO blog that ‘not everything you read or … Continue reading “The General Data Protection Directive: correcting the myths”

Feature | The Big Four

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The Big Four accountants are pushing once again into the legal services market as they hunt beyond their audit heartlands. Should your law firm be worried?

Legal Briefing | TMT |

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The Digital Single Market (DSM) proposals emanating from Brussels are designed to create a level digital playing field between Europe and the USA. The European Union has long acknowledged the online dominance of the American tech giants and is keen to create a legal framework that may benefit the European digital economy. But in classic … Continue reading “Should you be worried about the Digital Single Market?”

Feature | Risk Management in association with DAC Beachcroft

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On the back of our recent survey on in-house risk management in association with DAC Beachcroft, we assembled a panel of general counsel to debate the key findings.

Legal Briefing | UAE |

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In recent times, we have seen the introduction of the concept of ‘cashless’ ways to pay for goods and services, offering more convenience and security benefits than traditional payment methods. There are e-wallets, retail-based digital reward exchanges, there is direct carrier billing, and there is even the ability to pre-load cash onto mobiles, wristbands and … Continue reading “Regulation of e-payments in the UAE as businesses cash-in on cash-less solutions”

Legal Briefing | Litigation |

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Picture the scene. Your trusted external law firm advised that you have a strong claim, likely to yield a significant financial upside for your business. The budget to run the claim is £2m, including adverse costs risk, but subject to possible change. The firm cannot agree to a fixed fee. They also advise that your … Continue reading “How to make your CFO happy – transforming litigation from liability to asset”

Legal Briefing | Legal Services |

If you are a chief executive, finance director or general counsel, you might have some set ideas about how lawyers charge for their work. You might also think your business has a good claim, but are reluctant to pursue it. Whether it is a lack of resource – both human and financial – or a … Continue reading “Disrupting legal markets – can you get your lawyer to think again about fees?”

Legal Briefing | Litigation |

Corporate clients are of course no strangers to litigation. Listening to in-house counsel talk about how they approach litigation, they will often regard it as an inevitable, if undesirable, by-product of doing business. When it arises out of their core business activity, and particularly for large organisations – banks and insurance companies, for instance – … Continue reading “Taking advantage of group litigation offerings”

Legal Briefing | Regulation |

The government enacted the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the MLR 2017) on 26 June 2017. These are based on the same principles as the pre-existing rules, but contain significant changes which affect how regulated organisations must structure their anti-money laundering (AML) functions and carry out … Continue reading “New money laundering standards – what you need to know”