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New Guidance On Whether Hyperlinking May Constitute Copyright Infringement

European Union - May 17 2016 Under the Copyright Directive (200129EC) the owner of copyright material has the exclusive right to control any "communications to the public" of

Can you keep a (trade) secret?

European Union - May 18 2016 The European Council was yesterday due to adopt the directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets

Companies Act 2014 - Time For Action

Ireland - May 12 2016 The Companies Act 2014 (the Act) was enacted on 23 December 2014 and the majority of it commenced and was brought into force on 1 June 2015

Workplace Relations Strategy - key points

Ireland - May 17 2016 At the launch of the Workplace Relations Reform in 2011, the Government stated that its goal was to deliver a world class workplace relations system

Company Law: More reform is on the way!

Ireland - April 19 2016 The last year has been one in which we have seen some major changes to Irish company law. The Companies Act 2014 (the 2014 Act), which entered into

Duty on Directors to Show They Acted Responsibly

Ireland - May 24 2016 In McAteer & anor v McBrien & ors 2016 IEHC 229, the High Court made an order restricting three directors pursuant to Section 150 of the Companies

Irish share incentives developments

Ireland - May 24 2016 The Revenue Commissioners have made some small but welcome changes to their Guidance Notes in relation to the operation of salary foregone and

Nowak v. The Data Protection Commissioner: Data subjects' right of appeal and testing the boundaries of "personal data"

Ireland - May 20 2016 Under Section 26 of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, an appeal before the courts is provided for against a decision of the Data Protection

UK High Court endorses Predictive Coding (Part II)

United Kingdom - May 19 2016 The High Court in the UK has again endorsed the use of predictive coding, ruling it as being the most appropriate and proportionate approach to

Can you keep a (trade) secret?

European Union - May 18 2016 The European Council was yesterday due to adopt the directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets