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Gina Miller’s Brexit victory is a triumph of democracy over politics
Emily Nicholson and Katy Colton, lawyers at Mishcon de Reya who represent Gina Miller in her case against the government regarding the triggering of Article 50, explain why the court’s decision is a triumph of democracy over politics. Read more.
Lundbeck loses appeal to overturn ‘pay for delay’ fines
In a September 2016 ruling, the General Court of the EU ruled against Danish pharmaceutical company, Lundbeck, in its appeal to overturn antitrust fines imposed by the European Commission. Read more.
Inside IP: A modern EU copyright law fit for the digital age?
On 14 September 2016, the European Commission presented major proposals to reform EU copyright law, the latest instalment in its wide-ranging Digital Single Market programme of announcements. The Commission’s aims of promoting a “fair, efficient and competitive European copyright-based economy in the Digital Single Market” and to modernise copyright across the EU are laudable. Read more.
London and the World
October saw the publication of ‘London and the World, a magazine celebrating the unique position of London in a global marketplace, published in partnership with the Financial Times. Read more.
Asset Protection: Unauthorised Access
The current buzzwords of the offshore worlds are ‘transparency’ and ‘accountability’. In that context, asset protection legislation, commonly known as ‘firewall’ legislation, can increasingly seem something of an anomaly. Read more.
Mishcon de Reya supports Dalit Solidarity Network UK in effort to outlaw caste discrimination
Mishcon de Reya has helped achieve a significant milestone for Dalit Solidarity Network UK and a consortium of Dalit organisations in a challenge to the UK government over the non-implementation of the promised legislation to outlaw caste discrimination in the UK. Read more.
Preserving Family Wealth Across the Generations
The high net worth community faces a plethora of challenges and risks to their wealth. Risks can be broadly viewed as “external” or “internal”. Read more.