Intellectual property issues in the cloud continue to be one of the 'cloudiest' legal areas for customers and suppliers alike. In this article, Allen & Overy identify and discuss a range of IP hot topics, with a particular focus on UK copyright issues, and offer suggestions to mitigate risk.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 17 May 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright
If you enter into a contract with another party, do you have an obligation to act in good faith towards them? If so, what does that mean? Two recent English court decisions considered the issue, which resulted in the High Court seeking to extend the scope of good faith in commercial relationships.
Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 23 May 2013 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
Prompt payment is critical to the cash flow of every business. This spring, two regulations have amended The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, particularly the way in which the 'Relevant Day' is to be calculated. DLA Piper offer a detailed analysis of the new regulations.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 May 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
On 9th May the Supreme Court gave judgment in Futter v HMRC and Pitt v HMRC. This decision, by a panel of seven judges, is of enormous importance to trust lawyers but also has considerable significance in the field of professional liability. 4 New Square summarises the case's issues and facts.
Law Firm: 4 New Square | Published: 23 May 2013 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts
Baker & McKenzie reviews the key legal, regulatory and market developments affecting UK and EU structured capital markets transactions. Issues covered in this edition include collateral eligibility criteria; the Basel Committee's global controls to large exposurel; and the new UK regulatory regime.
Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 23 May 2013 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities
After considerable Parliamentary ping-pong and various political manoeuvrings in light of the Leveson inquiry recommendations, Royal Assent has finally been given to the Defamation Act that purports to balance protection of reputation and freedom of speech. Shoosmiths outlines what has changed.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 May 2013 | Practice Area: Defamation
For corporations doing business across international borders, the need to prevent and detect wrongdoing has never been greater. This report considers best practice approaches to managing cross-border investigations and offers guidance on navigating the nuances of international data-privacy laws.
Law Firm: Control Risks | Published: 21 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
Nabarro's construction and engineering team rounds up the key issues of recent months. Under discussion are what a contractual obligation of good faith means; effective caps on liability; changes to late payment regulations and the changing landscape of costs in construction disputes.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 25 April 2013 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
A&O's global tax practice have prepared an overview of the most relevant tax considerations for inbound acquisitions. For each jurisdiction, the guide outlines the respective transaction taxes and provides guidance on structuring inbound acquisitions in the most tax-efficient way.
Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 24 May 2013 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
The UK High Court has held that the purchase by Marks & Spencer of Google AdWords which include the Interflora trade mark, infringe that trade mark. DLA Piper summarises the High Court's decision and explains why it contains useful reminders for those looking to use third party AdWords.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 24 May 2013 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
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