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Everyone’s nightmare: privacy and data breach risks

August 10 2015 The rapid growth of the collection, usage, storage and transmission of information in electronic form, and the expansion of the interconnectivity…

Wire transfer email fraud and what you can do about it

November 4 2014 Businesses are increasingly falling prey to a clever email-based fraud that does not use sophisticated hacking techniques. Take a few simple steps to…

Peering through the veil: what’s the real impact of Prest v Petrodel?

July 9 2013 Separate corporate personality is part of the bedrock on which the global economy is built. It is also a vital component of many frauds and a shield…

Using evidence obtained in criminal proceedings in a civil claim to recover the proceeds of corruption: a guidance note

May 22 2013 There are a variety of mechanisms to recover stolen public funds and bribes, each with its own advantages and disadvantages and with the…

Immediate action — protecting your proprietary brands from registration as a “.xxx” domain

September 13 2011 The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) recently approved the creation of a new top level domain, “.xxx,” which is now available for registration and use.

A Tale of Two Contracts, a Sting in the Tail

April 27 2021 In late March, the EU’s complaint that AstraZeneca breached its obligations to supply Covid-19 vaccine was widely publicised. To add insult to injury…

What’s Next for the SCA and TPP Access Rules?

April 20 2021 On 28 January 2021, the FCA published a consultation (CP21/3) on the proposed changes to its onshored Technical Standards on Strong Customer…

Undisclosed commission - a source of relief?

April 14 2021 On 31 March 2021, the Court of Appeal[1] decided that a "fiduciary relationship" between broker and borrower is not a necessary pre-condition for the…

Full and final settlement…a second bite at the cherry!

April 8 2021 The Court of Appeal's decision in CFL Finance v Laser Trust (2021)[1] is a reminder (if one is needed) that agreements to resolve disputes (i.e…

The Brexit deal; shot in the arm or kick in the teeth for the pharma sector?

March 26 2021 The UK Government and EU Commission trumpeted their Brexit trade deal, struck at the end of December, as 'comprehensive', the 'biggest yet'. But a…