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11 December 2018

Class actions in England and Wales: Data protection and privacy

Upcoming event: Tuesday 11 December 2018 12.30 - 1.30pm GMT
07 December 2018

Insuring against cyber threats going into 2019

Cyber remains a very hot topic for all businesses, including in the mining sector. As projects become more automated, the potential for cyber disruption increases. Equally the controls and/or safety systems for a project may be some distance from the project itself, creating risks across a wider...
07 December 2018

Increasing the cost of construction in the resources sector – Navigating the Building and Construction Industry Training Levy Amendment

As of 1 October 2018, amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund and Levy Collection Regulations 1991 (WA) ( Regulations ) came into operation. The amendments repealed the previous exemption for mining construction works, with the effect that a broad range of mining and...
06 December 2018

Cadbury's colour purple trade mark can't be split

Clarity and precision in a trade mark description are the winners in the Court of Appeal Cadbury's attempt to argue its trade mark registration for the colour purple was actually a series mark which could be split and partially maintained was rejected yesterday by the Court of Appeal. Although...
06 December 2018

MENAS Breakfast Briefing - Nigeria

Nigeria’s Great Divide: the February 2019 elections For the first time in decades, the leading candidates for the presidency in the February 2019 national elections offer competing views of how Nigeria and its economy should be run. The election will be about policy, money and jobs. Africa’s...
05 December 2018

The Federal Modern Slavery Bill becomes law

The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) ( Bill ) was passed into law on 29 November 2018. It is expected to commence in January 2019.
05 December 2018

The View from Brussels – Comments on various "Plans B"

There appears to be a generally accepted view that the UK Parliament will reject the negotiated withdrawal deal comprising a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and a Political Declaration on future relations – at least at the first vote expected on Tuesday 11 December. We do not seek in the View...
05 December 2018

Growing trend of environmental and human rights-based class actions

On 25 October 2018, Greenpeace e.V. , alongside three organic farmers, filed a claim in the Administrative Court of Berlin on the basis that the German federal government had wrongfully abandoned its target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels by 2020. Under the...
05 December 2018

Driving change in the auto industry

On the road towards securing a viable EV charging infrastructure network in Europe
05 December 2018

UPC latest news

Italy moes the Unitary Patent a step closer
04 December 2018

Renewed focus on compensation to address misconduct risk

The Financial Stability Board ( FSB ) released on 23 November 2018 its recommendations on the types of data regulators should be collecting from financial institutions ( FIs ) regarding compensation tools, as part of its workplan to address misconduct risk in FIs. This data is intended to help...
03 December 2018

Corporate Crime Update , Autumn 2018

Welcome to the autumn 2018 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions.
03 December 2018

General counsel update, December 2018

This is the latest in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas.
03 December 2018

Remuneration and Incentives Update – November 2018

It’s the time of year… that you need to consider the latest guidance on executive remuneration published by the Investment Association, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis.
03 December 2018

Casual employment and double dipping continues to take centre stage

We discussed in our previous Legal Briefing 1 the flurry of recent activity with plaintiff-focussed litigation funders and law firms instituting and threatening to commence class action claims in the mining, direct sales and marketing, and labour hire sectors over the alleged underpayment of...