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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | February 2014

Last year, we reported on the Employment Tribunal’s decision in Walker v Innospec Limited (ET 2411316/2011) that a pension scheme’s failure to provide survivor’s benefits for civil partners equal to those provided for spouses was unlawful discrimination ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2022

A webinar hosted by Shoosmiths in collaboration with Asset Reality. Scroll down the page to watch the webinar. Intro poll According to a recent survey, what percentage of millennial millionaires own cryptocurrency? According to a recent study conducted by CNBC, 83% percent of millennial millionaires own cryptocurrency with over half having at least 50% of their wealth in cryptocurrencies. https://cointelegraph ...

A&L Goodbody LLP | July 2018

The question of 'employment status', continues to concern many employers working within today's 'gig economy'. The UK Supreme Court recently provided guidance on the correct "label" to be bestowed on 'gig economy' workers. Pimlico Plumbers recently lost an appeal in the UK Courts against a finding that one of its plumbers was a "worker" for the purposes of relevant UK employment legislation – not a self-employed independent contractor ...

Wardynski & Partners | March 2020

Justice systems around the world will soon be exposed to the same pressure as is currently crushing healthcare systems in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. What can judges and advocates doto “flatten the curve” and increase the resilience of the justice system as it awaits the post-pandemic wave of disputes? Healthcare systems around the globe are wobbling, and in some states collapsing under atsunami of Covid-19 cases ...

Heuking | January 2019

The use of the Internet without the use of search engines, which list links to Internet pages after keywords have been entered, is almost unthinkable. In the context of the search results, however, websites may appear that contain personal data and thus fall within the scope of the GDPR ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | May 2020

Queen’s song was clearly not about COVID 19 but the message remains the same: even if the music industry is struggling, the show must go on! It is undeniable that, with the lockdown measures and other restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to fight against COVID-19, many companies have to deal with revenue loss while keeping high level of costs. This is particularly true for the cultural sector and the music industry with the cancellation of so many events ...

So, I confess to being old enough to remember the ‘Do You Yahoo!’ television adverts of the 1990s… A certain comb over look that was replaced by a not insubstantial afro wig, a talking dolphin – ring any bells?Regardless, for many of us Yahoo! was the place where we started our online adventures ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | January 2017

accounts throughout Europe with one single order. EU Regulation 655/2014 of 15 May 2014 establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters (‘EAPO Regulation’) came into force on 17 July 2014 and applies from 18 January 2017 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2021

The UK government has announced proposals to make flexible working requests a ‘day one’ right for employees, as part of reforms to the Flexible Working Regulations 2014. Over the past 18 months, the pandemic has been a catalyst for increased flexible working. Although this has meant ‘working from home’ for most, flexible work can include other arrangements such as flexitime, job-sharing, condensed hours and part-time work ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | May 2021

On 3 May 2021, the EU Member states approved “dried yellow mealworms” as a novel food under EU Regulation 2015/2283. According to the applicant, mealworms can be used in a broad range of food products, such as bread, cookies, or pasta. A Commission implementing regulation will follow soon, which marks the final step and formally authorises the novel food. Mealworms are the first insect species to secure clearance as a novel food but more are likely to follow ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | June 2020

Category B has been extended until the end of August 2020 and the government has approved a new form of support – Category C!   Are you considering how to maintain employment of your employees and minimize economic losses? Take a look at what financial instruments the state has prepared for entrepreneurs whose employees have been affected, directly or indirectly, by government measures taken to combat coronavirus ...

Shoosmiths LLP | September 2023

The conversation around Artificial intelligence (AI) regulation is set to go into a “supercharged” phase globally. At least, that’s the conclusion one can’t help drawing from the hype around the UK’s AI Safety Summit, which takes place in early November, and from comments this week by Senate Leader Chuck Schumer around upping the pace of AI regulation in the US ...

Garrigues | July 2013

In the last few years, many multinationals are implementing in their organizations so-called “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies.  What is “BYOD”? It is a new trend in the management of technological infrastructure within companies where employees bring their own devices to the workplace, thereby reducing the number of devices that companies have to provide to employees, with the consequent reduction in costs ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2023

The idea of achieving purpose alongside profit has been part of the business world for centuries, but the importance placed on it has reached new heights in recent years. How can charities help? “In every corner of our lives and our country, civil society can be found ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2023

Once again, the grocery sector is coming under the spotlight. At a time when the UK’s inflation rate has started to slow a little, it still remains in double-digits with food prices rising to their highest since 1977[1]. Continual increases in grocery prices are undoubtedly a huge concern for consumers, as considerable amounts of the average household’s monthly income goes on food ...

Gianni & Origoni | April 2020

1. Introduction The Law Decree n. 18 of 17 March 2020 (the so-called "Cura Italia" Decree, the "Decree"), providing "Measures to strengthen the national healthcare system and to economically support households, workers and enterprises in the context of the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency" has been published on the Official Gazette of the Republic of Italy no. 701 of 17 March 2020. The Decree covers mainly the following four areas of intervention: a ...

ALRUD Law Firm | May 2022

InvitationDear Ladies and Gentlemen,ALRUD Law Firm is honored to invite you to participate in our webinar:Foreign Business in Russia: What to Do and How to Mitigate Your Risks?The initial shock has passed, and the time has come to summarise the new legal regime as it pertains to your foreign business in Russia. In recent months, we have been assisting numerous foreign clients from different industries in developing and implementing solutions concerning their foreign business in Russia ...

Delphi | January 2005

A trademark is any sign which, in the course of trade, can distinguish the goods or services from those of other undertakings. Trademarks are often also used as indications of a certain quality or life style (such as Lancome® trademark represents the luxury cosmetics) or as a marketing tool (such as the IKEA® and VOLVO® marks, which are featured not only on furniture but also on their services) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2021

Many of us chuckled at the viral video of a Texan lawyer who appeared at a remote court hearing as a cat. This unfortunate filter mishap does, however, act as a warning to all lawyers to check their settings before attending remote hearings as it looks like they are here to stay. Over the last 12 months, the use of virtual court hearings has sky-rocketed (perhaps unsurprisingly) in the wake of the COVID pandemic ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | July 2009

In two recent cases (Coditel and Stadtreinigung Hamburg), the ECJ dealt with the so-called “in-house exemption” in procurement matters ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

A judgment has been handed down in the Supreme Court case of Wolverhampton City Council and others v London Gypsies and Travellers and others [2023] UKSC 47. The case considered whether the court had the jurisdiction to make injunctions against not only ‘persons unknown’, but also against unidentified and unknown persons that have not yet performed, or even threatened to perform, the acts which the injunction prohibits. Such persons are known as “newcomers” ...

Delphi | June 2014

On 2 July 2014, the new regulations regarding further building permit exemption measures will come into effect. Among the news is the opportunity to construct 25 m2 ancillary residential dwelling without requiring a building permit. However, the amendments are not entirely without controversy and have been met by strong criticism from several respondents ...

PLMJ | April 2006

The Portuguese legal system has had a competition law regime in force for more than two decades. Nonetheless, only recently did economic agents begin to show more awareness towards its existence, that is to say, to feel its effects ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

As employees start to push the boundaries and consider travelling abroad to profit from a ‘working vacation’, it is essential that UK employers are aware of their obligations and the checks that must be carried out. Visa requirements should not prove an issue if the employee is remaining within the UK, but there are numerous visa considerations and contractual terms that should be reviewed before approval is given to work overseas ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

In the third instalment of our series, we consider the practical elements of the ‘workcation’ concept. As we have seen, working elsewhere may seem like an attractive proposition to employees. They will undoubtedly be keen to take advantage of the opportunity to save precious annual leave entitlement, but it is important an employer sets some ground rules ...

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