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Virtual currencies: what are they and what are the legal issues?

Virtual currencies are attracting more and more interest from users, institutions, governments and regulators. This A&O guide looks at possible uses for virtual currencies and their associated technology and considers some of the legal issues likely to be faced by those operating in the sector.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 09 October 2015 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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Signing your life away? The legal pros and cons of electronic signatures

As it becomes increasingly common for contractual documentation to be concluded electronically, this Shoosmiths briefing examines the pros and cons of e-signatures when compared to traditional wet ink signatures.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 October 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

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The Rugby World Cup 2015 - a trying time for brand owners and consumers

This Nabarro briefing looks at some of the main legal issues facing those organising, sponsoring and attending the Rugby World Cup, including counterfeiting, brand protection, ambush marketing and fraudulent tickets.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 06 October 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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The Costco case and the Modern Slavery Act - a sign of things to come for non-compliance?

Costco Wholesale Corp is being sued in California over allegations that Costco knowingly sold prawns from a supplier using slave labour. This Shoosmiths briefing looks at what this case could potentially mean for UK businesses.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 October 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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A dangerous cocktail: £100,000 fine for bar serving cocktail containing liquid nitrogen

This case in this briefing illustrates the importance of ensuring that a risk assessment is in place and is reviewed upon the introduction of new products and processes. It also highlights the need to take into account advice from regulators.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 28 September 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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What is the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation?

This briefing considers the impact of the UK Government's recently announced plans to launch an Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation, alongside moves to increase penalties for non-compliance and how this may ultimately affect your business.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 September 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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The Modern Slavery Act: what companies need to do to comply

From October this year, the UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015 will require large businesses to disclose each year what, if any, steps they have taken to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking in their business or supply chains. This Macfarlanes briefing looks at what businesses need to do now.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 11 September 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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European Commission announces plans to reduce barriers to online trade within the EU

In recent years, digital technology has transformed the way business is done, but the EU is lagging behind other regions such as the US. The European Commission has announced measures to encourage cross-border e-commerce to unlock over €400bn for Europe's GDP, as this Eversheds briefing explains.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 07 September 2015 | Practice Area: E-Commerce

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The new consumer rights regime: a look at the key changes

This weekly briefing from Macfarlanes is a short update on key developments of relevance to M&A lawyers, acting as a signpost towards matters of interest. This week's briefing focuses on the changes set to be brought in by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 as of this October.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 04 September 2015 | Practice Area: Consumer Protection

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A global guide to VAT: the e-commerce considerations

This guide provides a country-by-country overview of the law relating to VAT, or Goods and Services Tax. Tax issues in the growing e-commerce sector face growing scrutiny, and as such, this guide focuses on supplies of intangibles, such as services, IP rights and digital content.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 03 September 2015 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax

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