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The recent Winmark Looking Glass Report on the future of the legal sector highlighted that there is still a fundamental mismatch between what is important to in-house counsel and what law firms believe will help them win new clients. This briefing looks at what in-house lawyers really value.
Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 21 May 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
As we all know, things can and often do go 'wrong' in the execution of documents. In many cases, this may not be fatal to the document as a contract - this briefing provides a handy guide for some (but not all) of the common mishaps that you may encounter.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 21 May 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
Adidas recently filed a claim in the US against Marc Jacobs for allegedly infringing its iconic three-stripe trade mark, in a case which highlights the importance of avoiding the use of pre-existing marks in order to prevent your business from becoming involved in costly trade mark litigation.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 May 2015 | Practice Area: Trademarks
The General Court of the European Union has handed down its judgment in the long-running dispute over the Skype and Sky trade marks, a case which starkly highlights the need to conduct extensive due diligence and take legal advice before branding any new product or company, as Macfarlanes reports.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 15 May 2015 | Practice Area: Trademarks
The newly appointed European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, has announced the launch of a so-called "sector inquiry" into e-commerce. This article sets out the ambit of the inquiry, the European Commission's powers and the practical implications for companies that may be targeted.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 08 May 2015 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
With the conclusion of the general election campaign now upon us, the Conservatives and Labour remain neck and neck. But what will the results mean for British retailers? To give you an idea of what to expect, this briefing sets out the Conservatives and Labour's key policies for the retail sector.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 May 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
The P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the UK, the US and Germany), the EU and Iran have agreed to a framework for a plan of action regarding Iran's nuclear programme. This briefing sets out the key obligations on Iran under the framework and the current state of play for sanctions on Iran in the EU.
Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 13 April 2015 | Practice Area: Cross Border
The Commercial Court has ruled that a party had accepted the terms of an agreement by its conduct, even though it had not signed the agreement, and the agreement purported to require the signatures of both parties to take effect. Herbert Smith Freehills looks at the details of the case.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 10 April 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation
When one company acquires another, it is common practice for the purchaser to carry out commercial due diligence on the target. However, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) due diligence can often be overlooked. In this briefing, DLA sets out why ABC due diligence is necessary and what should be done.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 09 April 2015 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
Risk, and conduct risk in particular, is high on the corporate agenda. This report, which examines the definition and management of legal risk in large corporates, is based on interviews with 34 senior in-house lawyers and compliance staff in large corporates and similarly complex organisations.
Law Firm: UCL Centre for Ethics and Law | Published: 02 April 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance
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