So, finally, the draft legislation – or at least most of it – has now been published. This Briefing covers the main points. We will review the legislation carefully over the next few days and issue further Briefings in our Countdown to 2017 series.
Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly expensive, causing more disruption by interrupting business operations and resulting in penalties for the business concerned for breaching data protection regulation if the proper protective measures were not in place.
On 22 November 2016, World Intellectual Property Review published analysis of the European Commission’s proposals to modernise copyright law.
In 1994, a young South African lawyer named Kevin Gold was sitting in his office at central London practice Bayer Rosin flipping a coin to decide the future of the firm he ran. ‘Heads or tails… Olswang or SJ Berwin…’
In a recent High Court decision, Mr Justice Mostyn found that the English courts do not have jurisdiction either to make pension sharing orders in relation to foreign pensions or to vary them as a nuptial settlement; a decision which may significantly limit the English Family Court’s powers to vary offshore trusts.
Kevin Gold is no ordinary corporate finance lawyer. Though his professional blurb lists traditional responsibilities around M&A, joint ventures, tax, and commercial negotiations, a much wider view of his role as Managing Partner for one of London’s most prestigious law firms would feature titles like executive leader, educator, innovator, and progressive cultural champion.