Ashfords’ retail roundup

Legal Briefing

  Brand management Brands are one of the most valuable assets of any business. They act as ‘badges of origin’, distinguishing products and services of one business from those of competing businesses. They also impart a message to customers, acting as a guarantee of quality and authenticity. In this article, we consider five important aspects …

Data protection in Japan

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In Japan, in cases of privacy violation or defamation, personal information/privacy was once protected mainly by injunctions or claims for damages based on tort law. However, the situation changed dramatically with the enactment of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (the APPI) in 2005. When large-scale leakage of personal information occurs, a number …

No more firsts

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The In-House Lawyer sat down with Beth Nolan, the first female to be appointed White House counsel, to get an insight into life as Clinton’s presidential lawyer

State your intentions – first impressions on the revised Takeover Code

Legal Briefing

It has been a year since the Takeover Panel updated its rules regarding statements by an offeror company of its intentions for a target’s business. The first formal reports by offeror companies on whether they have complied with the new regime are beginning to filter through, so now seems an appropriate moment to analyse the …

Piecing it together

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The emergence of blockchain has the potential to touch every sector of business – and law is no exception.
The In-House Lawyer considers how it could impact the legal profession

Cities of the future

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The We Company recently announced new ‘future cities initiatives’ which will combine technology, data and real estate to ‘help address problems spurred by globalisation, urbanisation and climate change.’ The project will involve a team of engineers, architects, data scientists and biologists.

Perfect curveballs

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Gone are the days when reputational damage was hurtful but fleeting. Dominic Carman speaks to lawyers and reputation management specialists about protecting your image in the age of social media

The view from Carter-Ruck

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A letter from Carter-Ruck is something that every editor has learned to fear. As the potential precursor to a defamation action, the firm and its founding partner, Peter Carter-Ruck, became synonymous with libel thanks to their successful representation of numerous public figures – often prominent in business, politics, sport or entertainment.

The eye of the storm

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In one of the set-piece debates at this year’s Enterprise GC, a high-level panel reflected on the realities of crisis viewed for the inside