Digital maturity for legal departments | Wolters Kluwer

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The term ‘digital transformation’ has become a buzzword in the corporate world, although the meaning is open to interpretation. For some organisations, digital transformation simply means incorporating the latest app into existing infrastructure. Yet, another interpretation involves the implementation of technology, to change the way organisations conduct business. That’s where digital maturity comes into play …

All together now | Herbert Smith Freehills

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The important role that UK business has to play in wider society is being reflected in their updated corporate governance arrangements, explain Paul Ellerman, Caroline Rae, Gareth Sykes and Ben Ward of Herbert Smith Freehills In most major jurisdictions there has been a considerable increase in focus on corporate governance issues in recent years. In …

All speak the same language | Stewarts

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As its commercial disputes practice celebrates ten years, Alex Wade talks to Clive Zietman and Philippa Charles of Stewarts about litigation as a passion as well as a vocation What have been your personal highlights in ten years of the commercial disputes practice at Stewarts?  Clive Zietman (CZ), partner and head of commercial litigation: We’ve …

The assessment of bad faith in French trade mark proceedings | Lavoix

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Recent case law has shown that bad faith is a continually evolving concept whose assessment can lead either to the cancellation or to the transfer of trade mark applications registered in bad faith. In 2019, French courts notably cancelled important French trade marks such as ‘Vente-privee‘ and ‘Laguiole‘ on the basis of their applicant’s bad …

2020 vision: minimising financial crime risk in US/UK M&A | Greenberg Traurig

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The spread of criminal and regulatory laws into the corporate world has been underscored by a string of cases in the US and, more recently, the UK sparked by M&A activity. As a result, our transatlantic white collar crime defence and investigations group has seen an uptick in advising buyers and sellers on corporate transactions …

Corruption, procurement and self-cleaning in Denmark | Kammeradvokaten/Poul Schmith

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In 2015 Denmark’s image as one of the world’s least corrupt nations came under scrutiny as Atea A/S, the Danish subsidiary of the Norwegian IT supplier Atea ASA, came under investigation for bribing several public officials employed in IT departments of various Danish public authorities, including the national police and the regional authority, Region Zealand. …