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The UK has long been one of the leading shipping hubs, this role having been enhanced by its European Union membership and involvement with and contribution to the operations of EU institutions, as well as being the largest and most influential common law country to have joined the EU. This role changed, however, once the … Continue reading “BREXIT – Expected impact on the shipping industry from a Cyprus perspective”

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This article is an abridged version of the full paper “March of the blocks: GDPR and the blockchain”, published jointly by Slaughter and May and Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP in February 2019, as commissioned by the Center for Global Enterprise. A version of this article was first published in Privacy Laws & Business UK … Continue reading “Blockchain and the GDPR: reconcilable differences?”

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Introduction Singapore has, in recent years, been playing a prominent role in international arbitration and has matured to be a leading arbitration hub in Asia and in the world. As a reputable seat for both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, Singapore was ranked in 2018 as the most preferred seat in international arbitration in Asia … Continue reading “Hot Topics – Singapore”

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A Discussion of the Consequences of Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court and California Assembly Bill 5 Background In an effort to remedy certain purported employment disparities caused by the so called ‘gig economy’ (e.g., Uber and Lyft drivers who operate as independent contractors without any of the protections and benefits of true employees), … Continue reading “Are Franchisees Now Employees of their Franchisor?”

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In Mexico, the franchise agreement will be governed, and subject to the terms agreed, by the parties, as well as by the provisions set out in the Industrial Property Law (“IPL”) and its implementing Regulation and, for aspects not regulated in the IPL, the general rules of the Federal Civil Code and the Commercial Code … Continue reading “Mexico: Franchising and Data Protection”

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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 | 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

Legal Briefing | Retail |

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  Can retail help lead the renewables ‘quiet revolution’? The National Infrastructure Commission was established in 2015 to provide independent advice on the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs. This year it has published the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) 2018, one of the recommendations being that at least 50% of energy in the UK should be generated … Continue reading “Ashfords’ retail roundup”

Feature | Ethics

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UCL professor Richard Moorhead talks about a pioneering study of the state of general counsel ethics