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Duty of Disclosure Does Not Apply to Investment Assets Underpinning a Life Assurance Product
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • February 16 2017

The Irish Supreme Court recently determined that a party who had invested in a unit-linked property fund through a life assurance policy could not


EU Ordered to Pay Damages to Two Companies for Breach of Fundamental Right to Timely Court Proceedings
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • February 10 2017

In 2006, Gascogne Sack Deutschland and Gascogne sought to annul a European Commission decision fining them 13.2 million for participation in a cartel


"Death Bed Marriage" Rule in Pension Scheme Not Discriminatory
  • William Fry
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 10 2017

On 24 November 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in the Dr David Parris v Trinity College Dublin case. The


Unified Patent Court set to be operational by December 2017
  • William Fry
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 3 2017

The Unified Patent Court (the "UPC") Preparatory Committee has recently released a timeline outlining its entry into force, announcing that the


Is There Something They Should Have Known?
  • William Fry
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2017

In a recent judgment of the English High Court, members of the group Duran Duran were found to have been precluded from exercising rights under US law


EU Cross-border asset freezing has just become easier
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • January 25 2017

On the 18 January 2017 the European Account Preservation Order ("EAPO") Regulation came into force. It applies in EU Member States except the UK and


Circuit Court Delivers Ireland's First "Right to be Forgotten" Decision
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 20 2017

Justice Elma Sheehan of the Circuit Court recently delivered judgment in Mark Savage v the Data Protection Commissioner and Google Ireland Inc finding


Nurofen Manufacturer Fined for Misleading Advertising
  • William Fry
  • Australia
  • January 20 2017

The producer of NUROFEN, Reckitt Benckiser, has been fined $6 million Australian dollars (approximately 4.24 million), by the Australian Full Federal


Number of Cases Concerning Protected Disclosures Rises
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 12 2017

The ramifications of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the "Act") continue to impact on employers with a second successful interim relief injunction


EU Court Rules Kit Kat Shape no Longer Trade Mark Protected
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • January 11 2017

The EU General Court has recently annulled a decision of an EUIPO Board of Appeal finding on the validity of the Kit Kat trade mark owned by Nestlé on