Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Bitcoin is a decentralised peer-to-peer payment system that exists virtually, unlimited by the constraints of countries, government or time. While its use is not yet widely accepted, it is undeniable that interest is rising. DLA looks at the legal implications, as well as the potential benefits.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 31 July 2014 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
On 14 June this year the new provisions of the EU Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights (the Consumer Right Directive) entered into force. They include several changes which you should be aware of in order to ensure your business remains compliant, as Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co explains.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 30 July 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
If concerns arise during the sale or purchase of a company, clauses may be inserted into the share purchase agreement to cover risk. However, in any subsequent court action, the court may decide that a draconian measure is a penalty and therefore unenforceable.
Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 25 July 2014 | Practice Area: Warranties
In an effort to jumpstart a weak economy, the Indian Government’s Union Budget adopts several new measures while taking a balanced approach. This DLA Piper briefing looks at the key areas of focus, as well as the key tax changes that may affect foreign multinationals with operations in India.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 25 July 2014 | Practice Area: Central Government
The economic outlook may be brightening, but is this reflected in the financial performance of the UK’s top 50 law firms? In this article, Legal Week sifts through the 2012-13 LLP accounts of the country's top law firms to find out, looking at key statistics including turnover, profit and net debt...view abstract
Law Firm: Legal Week | Published: 21 July 2014 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs
The case of Global Marine Drillships Limited v William La Bella and Others  is the saga of the attempted purchase of a deep sea drillship, which ultimately led to a solicitor being held to be in breach of her undertaking and in breach of trust, as Bond Dickinson reports.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 21 July 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
This May, the UK Competition & Markets Authority said it planned to take action to encourage a compliance culture, including more closely linking enforcement outcomes with its work on compliance. This Bakers briefing looks at recent developments, key points to note and what companies need to do.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 17 July 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
In a case involving technology giant Apple, the Court of Justice has held that the layout of a retail store may be registered as a trade mark in Europe. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co looks at whether this decision will see a flood of applications for store design layouts.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 11 July 2014 | Practice Area: Trademarks
The Intellectual Property Act 2014 is set to modernise and simplify aspects of IP law in order to promote innovation. If product design, 3D printing, fashion design, furniture or jewellery design are relevant to your business, then these changes will be relevant to you, as Shoosmiths explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 July 2014 | Practice Area: Designs
New EU regulations on the provision of food information to consumers are set to consolidate and update two areas of labelling legislation - general food and nutrition labelling - into a single text. The new rules will apply from 13 December 2014 - in this briefing, Nabarro looks at the main changes.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 03 July 2014 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling
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