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Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

Last week, Shoosmiths hosted an event with leading industry body, techUK, labelled ‘Redefining web 3.0: Emerging economies, metaverse technologies and the new age of the internet’. During this event we heard directly from representatives from the sector, who delve into the business potential created by the merging of web 3.0 and Metaverse technologies ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

A report published on 25 January 2024 by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) reaches the conclusion that contrary to the situation in the USA, aggregate employer market power has not increased in the UK in recent decades. Economic theory identifies that where employer market power is high (typically because in an area there are only a few major employers and limited other choices for workers), the workers are paid less, employers employ fewer workers and production output is lower ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

A podcast series that explores privacy themes within some of the most well-known movies. Whether you are a film buff, a privacy advocate, or simply curious about the intersection of storytelling and privacy, take a journey with us as we explore how the big screen tackles privacy. In this episode, William Moore and Mike Vallance discuss the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

In the latest contribution to the debate on the UK's approach to AI regulation, the Lords Communications and Digital Committee has published a report urging the government to adopt a 'more positive' vision for AI, rather than concentrating on its "far-off and improbable" risks ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | February 2024

Since 2010, the Danish toy giant Lego has had a registered design right in the EU to the toy brick, commonly referred to as «the Lego brick»: Photo reference: View More

Mamo TCV Advocates | February 2024

    Mamo TCV Advocates will once again be attending Corporate Jet Investor London.  Joshua Chircop, Senior Associate, and Aleandro Mifsud, Associate, will be attending the annual business jet conference being held at the Hilton on Park Lane, London between the 5th and 7th February, 2024. Get in touch with us at [email protected] to schedule a meeting with members of our aviation team ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

In December, the Government published MSL Regulations, together with guidance, specifying the minimum number of workers needed to operate public services in times of strike action; for more detail, please see our recent article. With the dispute between the ASLEF train drivers’ union and UK train operators still ongoing, industrial action has now been announced to take place between 30 January and 5 February, with significant disruption expected ...

Shoosmiths LLP | February 2024

In the third instalment of our series, we consider the practical elements of the ‘workcation’ concept. As we have seen, working elsewhere may seem like an attractive proposition to employees. They will undoubtedly be keen to take advantage of the opportunity to save precious annual leave entitlement, but it is important an employer sets some ground rules ...

In the plenary session of December 6, 2023, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved a series of new reforms to the Commercial Code to implement certain provisions with innovative elements to facilitate business in the country, boost the economy, and contribute to economic growth. All of this is achieved through the modernization of commercial legislation, adapting it to the current dynamics of national and international trade, and leveraging technological advances to achieve this goal ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | February 2024

Background On 20 June 2023 the Norwegian government made a proposal to amend Norwegian law by introducing regulation on gender balance for the board of directors in large and mid-sized private limited liability companies (Nw. aksjeselskaper), as well as certain partnerships, cooperatives and foundations. Previously, such requirements only applied to public limited liability companies, and the purpose of the proposal is, inter alia, to increase the proportion of women in Norwegian board rooms ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | February 2024

This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced a new fee schedule that is slated to go into effect on April 1, 2024. Although it has been seven years since the last comprehensive fee increase, the new fees represent a substantial increase across several different forms and case types.  Notable fee increases include: I-129 Petition for H1B nonimmigrant workers increases from the current level of $460 to $780 ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Jersey Litigation Guide 2024 (Chambers) Contents General Litigation funding Initiating a lawsuit Pre-trial proceedings Discovery Injunctive relief Trials and hearings Settlement Damages and judgment Appeal Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Arbitration Outlook General General Characteristics of the Legal System Jersey is one of the relatively few jurisdictions that have a “mixed” legal system ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Cayman Islands Litigation Guide 2024 (Chambers) CONTENTS General Litigation funding Initiating a lawsuit Pre-trial proceedings Discovery Injunctive relief Trials and hearings Settlement Damages and judgment Appeal Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Arbitration Outlook   GENERAL General Characteristics of the Legal System The Cayman Islands is a common law jurisdiction ...

Carey Olsen | February 2024

British Virgin Islands Litigation Guide 2024 (Chambers) CONTENTS General Litigation funding Initiating a lawsuit Pre-trial proceedings Discovery Injunctive relief Trials and hearings Settlement Damages and judgment Appeal Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Arbitration Outlook   GENERAL General Characteristics of the Legal System Sources of law As a largely self-governing British Overseas Territory, the legal system of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is roo

Carey Olsen | February 2024

Guernsey Litigation Guides 2024 (Chambers) CONTENTS General Litigation funding Initiating a lawsuit Pre-trial proceedings Discovery Injunctive relief Trials and hearings Settlement Damages and judgment Appeal Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Arbitration Outlook   GENERAL General Characteristics of the Legal System The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British Crown dependency ...

Carey | February 2024

On January 29th, 2024, Law No. 21,645, which modifies the Labor Code regarding the conciliation of personal life, family life and work life, entered into force (hereinafter, the “Law”) ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | January 2024

  Following from the recent geopolitical developments in Ukraine, there has been a heightened interest in international sanctions ...

Krogerus | January 2024

This newsletter features a look into notable recent case law and other developments in Finnish competition law and other regulatory issues. Finnish Market Court gives its first detailed ruling on joint bidding In November 2023 the Finnish Market Court gave its judgment concerning a case on joint bidding in the field of public transport. This was the first time a Finnish court has in detail examined the lawfulness of joint bidding ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | January 2024

Belgium is welcoming a significant development in the field of veterinary medicine law. The Act of 11 July 2023 containing various provisions on health, which entered into force on 8 September 2023, introduces changes across a wide spectrum of healthcare domains, which are encompassed in approximately 20 chapters. In this blog post, we provide an overview of the key changes related to the marketing of veterinary medicines set out in Chapters 4 and 14 of the new Law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

The launch of our annual conference, Data Insights x Shoosmiths, took place on Wednesday, 24 January 2024 at our offices in London and virtually via live-stream. We were delighted to see a conversation between the titans of data transfer: Privacy Lawyer and Activist at NOYB Max Schrems and French MP Philippe Latombe, followed by a keynote from Barrister, Author and AI visionary Jamie Susskind ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

Shoosmiths’ legal experts outline the key legal changes set to impact the UK’s real estate industry in 2024 and beyond. Introduction of biodiversity net gain in England New biodiversity net gain requirements will be introduced for large development sites from 12 February 2024 and are set to also apply to smaller sites from 2 April 2024. Biodiversity net gain aims to create and improve natural habitats by measuring the impact of a development on biodiversity ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

The Home Office has published a timeline for the implementation of measures to reduce net migration over the next 2 months. 6 February 2024 Immigration Health Surcharge will increase by 66% to £1,035 per year: Update: Confirmed date for increase to Immigration Health Surcharge (shoosmiths.com). 11 March 2024 Care workers and senior care workers will no longer be able to bring dependants ...

Lavery Lawyers | January 2024

?I was outraged!? ?It beggars belief!? ?It?s ridiculous!?1 These are just a few of the comments heard in connection with a controversial clause in Neymar?s contract with the Saudi Arabia-based Al Hilal soccer club, which he signed in August 2023. It provided for a payment of approximately $500,000 for each Instagram post promoting Saudi Arabia.. ...