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Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Manufacturers of internet or network connectable products for the UK market are now required to implement minimum security standards to protect such products from cyber-attacks. Importers and distributors are also impacted by these requirements ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles have emerged as a crucial framework for assessing the sustainability and societal impact of businesses ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Interim (preliminary) injunctions in English intellectual property litigation are rare. Among other things the Court considers whether there will be irreparable harm to the intellectual property owner. What matters? Interim (preliminary) injunctions in English intellectual property litigation are rare. Among other things the Court considers whether there will be irreparable harm to the intellectual property owner ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

A recent parliamentary report, the last to be published before the upcoming UK general election, says that we need to “fundamentally change the way we think” about AI ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

To celebrate the Euro 2024 football tournament kicking-off, we wanted to pay tribute by ranking the data protection authorities from the nations competing in the tournament. Below, we have set out our top ranked data protection authorities and the reasons why they are our top picks. Rank 1: Spain No ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

In April 2024, the FCA issued practical steps and finalised guidance on the Anti-Greenwashing rule, effective from 31 May 2024, ushering forth the FCA's regulatory priority accorded to ESG and sustainability. On 28 November 2023, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published consultation paper, GC23/3, (the “CP”) outlining its proposed guidance on the Anti-Greenwashing rule (ESG 4.3.1R, the “Rule”) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

The Automated Vehicles Act (the Act) creates a licensing and permitting scheme for operators that intend to use automated vehicles to offer transportation services for passengers and goods. In this article Ben Gardner outlines what potential operators need to consider ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Employees have a statutory right not to suffer discrimination in the workplace and it is essential that employers, and those responsible for managing the workforce, fully understand the legal provisions and the potential consequences of failing to comply. Sexual orientation is one of nine characteristics that are protected by discrimination legislation ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

In the final part of our mini-series in dealing with DSARs, we look at the process of redacting when responding to a DSAR, and in particular, what information should be provided to an employee who has submitted a DSAR. Employees are increasingly seeking to raise DSARs within an employment context and in particular ahead of instigating legal proceedings. Responding to a DSAR can be a challenging, costly, and often time-consuming process ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Between April 2022 and March 2023, 15,848 complaints were submitted to the ICO in respect of DSARs. This article follows our previous discussion on how employers can remain compliant with the ICO’s guidance on DSARs and how employers should respond to DSARs ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2024

What’s worse than wanting to go to a concert for your favorite music artist and spending one-third of the ticket price in “convenience fees”? Apparently, getting hacked and losing roughly 560 million individual’s personal data—which is exactly what happened to Ticketmaster on May 20, 2024 ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen shortlisted for Offshore Law Firm of the Year award by eprivateclient This latest recognition adds to Carey Olsen's impressive track record, including winning Offshore Law Firm of the Year at the WealthBriefing European Awards and having 11 lawyers named amongst the top private client advisors by Private Client Global Elite ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  The current Temporary Agency Workers Regulations (S.L. 452.106) regulate temporary agency workers, transposing Directive 2008/104/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on temporary agency work into Maltese law. This legislation is meant to ensure equality of treatment between temporary agency workers and employees of the user undertaking (the entity for which the temporary agency workers would be providing their services) ...

Do you have an employment agreement? Should you have an employment agreement? We are often asked whether founders need written employment agreements with their companies. Every company's culture is different. Often founders are at-will employees who can be terminated (or can quit) for any or no reason. They may have an offer letter but no employment agreement. In other situations, founders or investors demand that the company put employment agreements in place with key personnel ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen and Alter Domus advise Corten Capital on new €680 million fund The successful completion of this fundraising will allow Corten to work towards its strategy to partner with talented management teams to build market leading business software, services and data companies across Europe and North America ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

Carey Olsen trio named amongst eprivateclient's Crown Dependencies NextGen Leaders The NextGen Leaders list recognises outstanding legal and finance professionals based in the Crown Dependencies with up to 20 years of industry experience in the private client advisory sector ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

The Automated Vehicles Act (the Act) regulates the marketing of self-driving vehicles, prohibiting the use of misleading terminology or communications that could confuse consumers. In this article Ben Gardner explores how the use of terminology that could mislead consumers will be regulated. The Act has now received Royal Assent and creates a regulatory framework which applies to the deployment and use of automated vehicles on UK roads ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

With the race to develop AIs, the intellectual property protection for them is an increasingly vexed subject. The UK Intellectual Property Office’s (UKIPO) new guidelines may help. The issue European and UK patent law excludes from patent protection inventions relating solely to a program for a computer or a mathematical method. The exception to this is where there is a ‘technical contribution’ to the state of the art ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

As employers begin to embrace Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the workplace, its growing use within the recruitment process means that the potential risks of its implementation need to be considered. The Responsible Technology Adoption Unit (RTA) has published guidance to assist HR and recruitment organisations on how to use AI responsibly ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2024

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the Bill) completed the legislative process and received Royal Assent on 24 May 2024 and is now law.  The changes introduced by the Bill include better protection for consumers in relation to subscription contracts, regulation of fake reviews, the display of ecommerce pricing information (to avoid ‘drip pricing’) and enhanced enforcement measures (including GDPR style fines) against non-compliant traders ...

Carey Olsen | May 2024

Carey Olsen spotlights digital payments potential at 5th Annual International Tech Summit The Summit brought together visionaries, industry leaders, and innovators from around the world to explore the latest advancements in digital assets, blockchain technology, and fintech solutions ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | May 2024

  On 15th April 2024, Bill No. 96 titled the ‘Companies (Amendment) Bill’ was presented to Parliament by the Minister for the Economy, Enterprise and Strategic Projects for its first reading. The Bill was subsequently passed as Act No. XVIII of 2024 (the ‘Act’) on the 17th May 2024 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | May 2024

  When the Second Payment Services Directive1 (‘PSD2’) replaced the First Payment Service Directive, the European Union (‘EU’) introduced the requirement of Strong Customer Authentication (‘SCA’). SCA enhances the security of electronic payments through additional layers of authentication with the aim to mitigate payment fraud ...

Krogerus | May 2024

Our Employment and Benefits practice group recently organised an afternoon seminar focusing on current and upcoming topics in the field of employment law and within the labour market in Finland. This article dives deeper into some of the topics discussed during the successful afternoon at Krogerus and gives a brief overview on what to expect in the coming months in the field of employment law ...

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) broadly banning non-competition (“non-compete”) agreements nationwide.  With limited exceptions, the Final Rule prohibits employers from entering new non-compete agreements with workers and requires employers to notify workers with existing non-compete agreements that those agreements will not be enforced ...

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