Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

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  There are a number of occasions when a company operating a share plan will need to exercise its discretion.  On grant, a decision needs to be made as to who will receive an award, how many shares will be subject to it and what other conditions (such as those relating to vesting and performance) … Continue reading “Exercise of discretion in share plans: can discretion ever be absolute?”

Legal Briefing | Intellectual Property |

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2018 was the year when data protection law seemed to be at the heart of many big news stories. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May, gathering lots of attention in the media, as organisations worked out what they needed to do to prepare. We have also seen the revelations in … Continue reading “Technology developments: data to remain in the driving seat in 2019”

Legal Briefing | Intellectual Property |

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Section 38(1) of the Malaysian Trade Marks Act (TMA) 1976 establishes the test for trademark infringement, namely, where a person who is not the registered proprietor of the trade mark uses a mark which is identical to or so nearly resembling the registered mark such that it is likely to deceive or cause confusion in … Continue reading “Using a mark ‘in the course of trade’: the Malaysian context”

Legal Briefing | Brexit |

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Brexit preparations for private equity firms On 29 March 2017 the United Kingdom (UK) gave notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union that it intended to leave the European Union (EU). The UK’s departure is scheduled to take effect on 29 March 2019.

Feature | Social diversity

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Thomas Alan assesses the initially lauded, now forgotten social inclusion initiative

Legal Briefing | The first 100 days as a GC |

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Who better to learn from than those who have gone before you? That was the core of the idea behind our survey with The In-House Lawyer; to ask current GCs and heads of legal to share their experiences and provide advice to those new in post or hoping to become departmental leader. Hindsight is a … Continue reading “The first 100 days”

Feature | The first 100 days as a GC

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On the back of our recent research on the first 100 days of being a GC, we assembled a panel of general counsel to debate the key findings