Legal Briefing | Technology, Media and Telecoms |

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Wiggin’s Simon Baggs says online counterfeiting is an exploding global problem but Google is doing nothing about it. Finding counterfeit goods is simple – Google leads you straight to them. These goods are always inferior and sometimes extremely dangerous. Sellers range from small operators selling one or two items using online marketplaces, to larger operators using … Continue reading “Who is fuelling the counterfeiting fire? The search is on”

Legal Briefing | Technology, Media and Telecoms |

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PwC Legal’s Stewart Room warns that emerging regimes on data protection and cyber security will present new challenges for GCs. If you’re observing the developing legal environment for cyber security and data protection and just happen to have an interest in star-gazing, you might have an image of a planetary nebula in your mind’s eye, … Continue reading “Heat, friction and violent collision – GCs face challenge and opportunity on data security”

Legal Briefing | Technology, Media and Telecoms |

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Rowan Freeland of Simmons & Simmons scripts an important exchange for corporates Europe-wide. Scene: Headquarters of Plains Plc. The office of The Ostrich, head of business development and licensing. Enter The Meerkat, head of patents

Legal Briefing | Scotland |

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The Energy Act 2011 (the Act) called for the introduction of regulations affecting the leasing of properties with poor energy performance in Scotland, England and Wales. The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016 implements the Act in Scotland, and the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 implements the … Continue reading “Energy Performace Regulations – what you need to know if you operate in both Scotland and England”

Legal Briefing | Immigration |

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The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is an independent body commissioned to advise the Government on migration issues. On 19 January 2016, the MAC published its greatly anticipated review of the current Tier 2 category under the Points Based System. Specifically, the MAC was tasked to advise the Government on proposed changes designed to address the … Continue reading “Home Office Announce Changes to Tier 2 Immigration Route following MAC Review”

Legal Briefing | Corporate & Commercial |

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The High Court has ruled in a case regarding a director’s conduct in relation to an administration pre-pack sale. In Capital for Enterprise Fund A LP and Maven Capital Partners UK LLP v Bibby Financial Services Ltd [2015], the secured loan creditors claimed that they suffered loss as a result of one of the directors … Continue reading “Points on pre-packs: directors’ duties in an administration sale”