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The internet of things: smart homes or smart business?

The "internet of things" (IoT) has been the next big thing for a while now. However, its path to ubiquity and full integration into the lives of consumers, citizens and businesses has not been as smooth or as rapid as many commentators once predicted.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 27 September 2016 | Practice Area: Information Technology

The gig economy: employment or self-employment

The employment status of those in the courier industry is coming under increasing scrutiny. Shoosmiths considers the differences between self-employed and employed status.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 September 2016 | Practice Area: Employment

Competition Authority of Kenya flexes its muscles

In its Strategic Plan for the period from 2013/14 to 2016/17, the Competition Authority of Kenya indicated that its focus would be on enforcement of competition and protection of consumers.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 27 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Real Estate Gazette: Focus on distressed assets

Issue 25 of DLA Piper’s Real Estate Gazette focuses on the legal aspects of investments in distressed real estate.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 September 2016 | Practice Area: Real Estate

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Pitfalls to avoid when preparing your Persons with Significant Control Register

Most companies and LLPs in the UK are now required to maintain a Persons with Significant Control (PSC) Register. Reed Smith offers some top tips for completing the PSC Register.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 26 September 2016 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Refusing subject access request led to unfair dismissal

Employees often use their right to make a subject access request in the context of a dispute with their employer. However frustrating this may be, failure to respond could lead to an unfair dismissal.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 September 2016 | Practice Area: Employment

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French tax authorities reduce trustee penalties for failure to comply with reporting obligations

Until now, Article 1736 IV bis of the French Tax Code (FTC) has imposed very high penalties for trustees who fail to comply with filing requirements imposed by French tax legislation applicable to trusts. That is about to change.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 23 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Government commits for all to have access to the information superhighway

Information communications technology is now an essential utility in today’s increasingly digital world. Bond Dickinson examines the Digital Economy Bill announced in the Queen’s speech earlier this year (18 May 2016).

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 22 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Environmental transparency becomes obligatory in 2017

Unprecedented globalisation, coupled with significant concerns around climate change, has taken environmental and social responsibility from a voluntary concept to something more obligatory and enforceable. Consequently, corporate governance has increasingly become a binding legal obligation in a...view abstract

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

European Commission's preliminary report on the e-commerce sector inquiry

On 15 September 2016, the European Commission published its Preliminary Report on the E-commerce Sector Inquiry. DLA Piper explains the key features of the Preliminary Report, the potential impact of its major findings on the sector and expected next steps.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 September 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

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