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European Union: GDPR And Clinical Trials—More Clarity? - Arnold & Porter

On 23 January 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted an Opinion on the interplay between the Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR)
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UK: Shakeup Of The Building Industry Expected After Independent Opal Tower Report Released - Clyde & Co

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has recently released an independent report it obtained regarding the widely publicised concerns regarding the Opal Tower located in Sydney Olympic Park.
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UK: No SPCs For New Formulations Of Old Active Ingredients, But Neurim Survives (For Now) - J A Kemp

The referral in Abraxis C-443/17 was made by Mr Justice Arnold of the English High Court in a case concerning an application for an SPC for the oncology product ABRAXANE®.
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European Union: Impact Of UK's Temporary Tariff Regime On Life Sciences - Arnold & Porter

This is being published ahead of the vote in Parliament on no deal to ensure that the members of parliament are well informed.
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Worldwide: What Part Do Debt Funds Play In Today's Real Estate Finance Arena? - Hogan Lovells

Real estate debt funds have traditionally had a much lower profile in European real estate lending than in the US market.
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FCA investigations take-up rate may not deter, City firm says

Reluctance to investigate may not deter firms from enaging in suspicious activity, law firm claims.
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Insider trading: FCA acts on 'minute' fraction of tip-offs, City law firm finds

Reluctance to investigate may not deter firms from enaging in suspicious activity, law firm claims.
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SRA urged to push government for greater fining powers

Call comes as LSB reports favourably on the SRA’s enforcement strategy.
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Local authority ABS under spotlight over £1m overdraft

Northamptonshire County Council says the overdraft facility is still required by LGSS Law Ltd.
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UK: The Employment Tribunal Delivers A Blow To Workers Whose Rights Have Been Breached - Giambrone & Partners

Whilst this does not affect the victory Mr. Smith achieved in the Supreme Court, it has now become a pyrrhic victory.
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UK: Victory For Lewis Crofters In Airport Land Dispute - Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) has failed to persuade the Scottish Land Court that crofting rights relating to an area of land adjacent to Stornoway Airport had been extinguished in the..
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European Union: Brexit: Parliament Rejects Withdrawal Agreement - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The following alert is directed to organizations with a presence in the UK or who anticipate the need to place talent at a UK worksite.
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European Union: Investment Firms Post-Brexit: EU Provisionally Agrees To Regulatory Supervision Framework - Ropes & Gray LLP

EU policy makers recently reached a provisional agreement on a package of measures, which may tighten UK financial services firms' access to EU clients when Britain leaves the EU
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UK: CMA Orders Parties To Unwind Integration During Ongoing Investigation - Orrick

For the first time, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has flexed its regulatory muscles by ordering the unwinding – during the course of its ongoing investigation – of a completed..
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UK: Summary Of The EPO's 2018 Annual Report - Haseltine Lake LLP

The number of applications filed at the EPO increased by a fairly modest 4.6% between 2017 and 2018. The number of searches completed at the EPO is down 5.8 % compared to 2017, despite a 35% increase..
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UK: A Fund's Right To Exist – Part II: The Manager's Paradox - MJ Hudson

Understanding the building blocks to articulating a fund's investment highlights is a key discipline for fund managers that want to raise money, successfully.
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European Union: The Restructuring And Turnaround World: Previewing The Year Ahead - MJ Hudson

In this article, we discuss some of the recent developments in the restructuring and turnaround world and do some horizon scanning to try and predict which direction European credit might be headed for..
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UK: Hedge Fund Activism In Distressed Situations - MJ Hudson

For distressed debt investors, the debt markets have in recent times been characterised by surprisingly resilient conditions despite Brexit uncertainty and the mounting case for interest rate rises.
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UK: Hedge Fund Trends To Watch In 2019 - MJ Hudson

It would be rash, indeed, to put one's name to any sort of predictions about what to expect in the course of this year, so don't expect any here!
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UK: How Can Patents Help Your Business? - Marks & Clerk

Intellectual property (IP) rights are intangible assets which protect ideas and brand value.
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UK: Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: CIPL Issues White Paper On The Regulatory Sandbox Following Joint Roundtable With The ICO - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

On March 8, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership ("CIPL") at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP issued a white paper on Regulatory Sandboxes in Data Protection: Constructive Engagement and..
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Five tips for writing a book

Whether pushing the boundaries of historical realism or updating legal concepts in an academic tome, certain rules of writing will always apply. *Katharine Freeland* asks authors for their takes on how..
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How to: make the most of PR

A public relations strategy need not just be for the very largest practices – in a crowded market, firms of all sizes are seeking ways to stand out. *Eduardo Reyes *reports
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Paid to persuade

For decades, government and public affairs practices in UK law firms trailed US-style lawyer-lobbyists. But with Brexit looming large they have been catching up, writes *Marialuisa Taddia* 
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Court asked to resolve confusion over Inheritance Act claims

Judge last month criticised 'standstill’ agreements which allowed lawyers to go beyond time limits.
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Delegated school budgets and fiduciary duty

Local government
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News focus: The colour of a client’s money

As the SRA renews its drive to clamp down on money laundering, law firms have been put on notice that they will need to show how they are complying with the rules – or face hefty sanctions.
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Fresh call for McKenzie friends ban

Conservative MP Bob Neill said it’s ‘time for parliament to bite the bullet’ and scrap 'unscrupulous practice'.
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GCs should not sit on the board, says legal director

Kate Teh, group legal director at Telegraph Media Group, said general counsel is ‘across all the silos’.
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SDT decisions

Decisions filed recently with the Law Society (which may be subject to appeal).
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Women who blazed a trail for the pioneers

Role models are useful for inspiration and resilience, but there is potential for over-identification.
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European Union: Potential Winners And Losers From Revised Tariff Arrangements - Anderson Strathern LLP

There is potential for winners and losers from the revised tariffs, which are intended to be temporary.
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Law firm boss banned for paying ex-solicitor who had been struck off

SRA submitted to the tribunal that solicitor had been ‘evasive, bordering on disingenuous’ in his explanations.
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Munby: State 'washed its hands' of couple branded bigamists after court failures

Couple had assumed their divorce was finalised in 2014 but mistakes by district judges led to fears that their decrees were void. Only the 'charity’ of the legal profession rescued them, says judge...
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Post Office requests judge recusal in group action case

Post Office confirms it has made application to recuse Mr Justice Peter Fraser.
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Data page – March 2019

The latest data page figures, compiled by Moneyfacts, are now available.
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Clifford Chance reports sexuality and disability pay gap

Gender pay gap widens slightly in most categories but data for other characteristics breaks new ground.
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Longer NHS waiting times threaten spike in clin neg claims, warns spending watchdog

Lengthening NHS waiting times could lead to a rise in clinical negligence claims, the public spending watchdog warns today. But the NHS’s understanding of the looming problem is ‘limited’,..
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Lying GP expert should have been jailed like solicitor, says appeal court

Insurance company appealed on basis doctor’s suspended sentence was too lenient.
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Worldwide: European Parliament Approves Landmark Trade Investment Agreements Between The European Union And Singapore - Withers LLP

In February 2019, the European Parliament approved two landmark trade and investment agreements between the European Union (the "EU") and Singapore.
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UK: Brexit: The Latest On The UK Immigration Process - Withers LLP

From 30 March 2019, new immigration rules, the EU Settlement Scheme, will apply to EU nationals and their family members who live in the UK.
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UK: Charities, Free Speech & Hosting Speakers - Withers LLP

In February the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘EHRC') published significant new guidance on freedom of expression issues for universities and student unions hosting students.
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UK: Freedom Of Information Reform – How Could It Affect The Charity Sector? - Withers LLP

In January the Information Commissioner's Office (‘ICO') laid a report before Parliament on its proposals for improving and updating freedom of information law in the UK
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UK: Planning And Housebuilding: We Are Simply Not Building Enough - Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

The Planning (Scotland) Bill is due to be debated in the Scottish Parliament in the next couple of months. It has taken a long time to get here.
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UK: OSCR – Charity Law Consultation - Withers LLP

The Scottish Government has opened a consultation on charity law reform, closing on 1 April 2019.
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UK: IR35: Are You Responsible For Your Contractors' Income Tax And NICs? - Withers LLP

On both sides of the Atlantic, government authorities have been engaged in a crack-down on what they view as the ‘mislabelling' of employees as contractors. In the UK
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UK: Data Protection And Mythology In The Charity Sector - Withers LLP

It has now been nine months since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR') came into force to a fanfare of publicity.
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UK: Separation And Divorce: Protecting Your Child's Mental Health - Withers LLP

The importance of our children's mental health cannot be understated. In the UK, a recent NHS survey revealed that 1 in 8 of the 5 to 19 year olds surveyed met the criteria for at least one mental..
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Worldwide: Looking Back On Arbitration In 2018 - Withers LLP

Hussein Haeri, partner and co-head of international arbitration at Withers, and associates Camilla Gambarini and Ruzin Dagli look back at 10 key international arbitration developments of 2018
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UK: Q&A - New AIC Code And Implications For LSE-Listed Offshore Companies - Ogier

This Q&A sets out an overview of the principal changes included in the revised version of the AIC Code of Corporate Governance (AIC Code) and why this will be relevant for boards of directors
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