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RPC | United Kingdom | 23 Mar 2021

Reasonable enquiries must be made upon receipt of potentially confidential information

The Court of Appeal recently held that a recipient of information will be bound by a duty of confidentiality if it was reasonable for them to have…
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Walkers | British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands | 21 Mar 2021

Major Updates to the BVI's Trusts and Probate Laws

New "opt-in" rules which will empower the High Court to vary the terms of a trust, including the dispositive provisions, without the consent of adult…
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Eshwars | India | 12 Feb 2021

Can members of professional institutes act as debenture trustees?

Provisions applicable to issue of debentures to more than 50 persons not complied with;…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 12 Feb 2021

Hart v Large - Costly consequences for surveyors when the SAAMCo 'cap' doesn't fit

Generally, where a surveyor has negligently failed to identify certain defects in a survey report, they will not be liable for the consequences of…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Feb 2021

Combatting fraud: can a foreign company be required to produce documents it holds Abroad?

On 5 February 2020 the Supreme Court issued its judgment in R (KBR, Inc) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office. The judgment, unanimously upholding…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Feb 2021

Negligent surveyor ordered to pay £400,000 damages to clients

The recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Large v Hart departs from the usual measure of loss in negligent surveyor cases as the diminution…
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PRO Compliance | United Kingdom | 2 Feb 2021

No judicial overreach in Phones 4U disclosure order, UK court rules

Judges presiding over cartel damages claims can order defendant companies to ask their employees to hand over personal devices to be searched for evidence of collusion, a UK appeals court has ruled.
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Uchida & Samejima Law Firm | Japan | 25 Jan 2021

≪飲食物に関するパラメータ特許発明をサポート要件違反とした例≫

【知財高判平成28年6月8日(平成28年(行ケ)第10147号審決取消請求事件)】 事案の概要 本事案は、サポート要件違反、新規性喪失、進歩性欠如等を無効理由とする無効審判請求について、サポート要件を充たす等として不成立とした審決に対する審決取消訴訟である。…
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PRO Compliance | Canada | 11 Jan 2021

Canada shuts down criminal cartel probe

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has dropped a criminal investigation examining whether media companies Postmedia and Torstar unlawfully conspired to close down 36 local newspapers.
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PRO Compliance | United Kingdom | 11 Jan 2021

English court strikes down GCHQ hacking warrants

The UK’s signals intelligence agency cannot use broad warrants to interfere with computer equipment, the High Court of England and Wales has ruled.
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