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Comparing insurance law across jurisdictions: a guide to contract terms

Insurance and reinsurance markets and market participants are become increasingly globalised. In this, the first in a series of articles, Eversheds looks at some of the principles of insurance law in a selection of key jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

3D printing at home: what does it mean for retailers and IP owners?

3D printing is becoming an increasingly versatile and commercially attractive tool, and retailers will have to reassess their place in a world where businesses can manufacture products more cheaply and consumers could soon be manufacturing goods at home, as Eversheds explains.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 March 2015 | Practice Area: Copyright

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Budget 2015: secondary annuity market and reduction in the lifetime allowance

Given the radical changes for pensions announced in last year’s Budget, trustees, employers and providers will be relieved that there were no real surprises in Budget 2015. However, the creation of a secondary annuity market is a significant development - Eversheds looks at the key announcements.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 19 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

A new breed of judicial review: the changes set to make it harder to pursue a claim

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act, which was given royal assent this February, heralds a new phase in judicial review practice. This Eversheds briefing summarises the key changes that, when the Act comes into force, may make it more difficult for applicants to pursue successful claims in future.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 12 March 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Learn your lesson: how education institutions can avoid social media pitfalls

The digital revolution has led to an explosion in the use of social media by students. Social media presents many opportunities for educational institutions and students alike, but it has also given rise to tricky challenges and legal pitfalls for institutions to navigate, as Eversheds explains.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 10 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

FCA review of asset management firms and market abuse risk: six sell-side considerations

The Financial Conduct Authority has completed its thematic review of asset management firms and the risk of market abuse. The review contains useful observations for sell-side brokers - in this briefing, Eversheds sets out some views on the next steps sell-side firms should be taking.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 05 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

European pensions agenda: the top 10 issues across the continent

In this briefing, Eversheds sets out the top 10 issues on the European pensions agenda, covering subjects including the proposed new IORP Directive, Germany's decision to raise the retirement age for the state pension scheme, and why UK pension plans must prepare for new pension freedoms.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 February 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Is a domain name a property right?

Internet domain names are now so intrinsically linked to the operation of companies that they have the potential to be of substantial value to the registrant companies. It follows then that such a valuable asset should form ideal security for lenders. So is a domain name a property right?

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 February 2015 | Practice Area: Domain names

Dude... I’m innocent! The smoothie logo IP dispute

A recent decision concerning ownership of copyright serves as a stark reminder to businesses to ensure they consider and clearly capture ownership of intellectual property at the outset when commissioning works. The case concerned rights in the Innocent smoothies 'Dude' mark, as Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 February 2015 | Practice Area: Copyright

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Spring clean your pension scheme - a checklist to ensure compliance

There are so many changes in pensions legislation and regulatory guidance at the moment, it can be hard to keep up with all the issues and ensure that your scheme remains compliant with the latest developments. This checklist highlights the essential issues any scheme audit should address.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 February 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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