Monthly Archives: December 2021

Dear Santa…A Cautionary Data Privacy Tale

It had been quite a year for the keepers of that vast, ever-changing database held in that ever-so-secure environment right by the North Pole. Since Santa Claus had come to the uncomfortable realisation that not only the identities of the …

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Job gazumping

The term ‘gazumping’ is usually reserved for the property world, where a seller accepts a higher offer on their property after already agreeing to a previous offer. However the term is now haunting HR departments who are seeing some of …

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Article 27 of the GDPR – Do you need to appoint a UK/EU Data Representative?

In this short podcast, Patrick Wheeler, Partner and Head of Data Protection, is joined by trainee Rhiannon Thompson to discuss the impact of Article 27 of both the UK and EU GDPR on businesses which operate in territories where they …

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CIGA: Mid-course correction or the end of the road?

In this podcast, Jeff Roberts, Partner and Head of Collyer Bristow’s Corporate and Commercial team is joined by Stephen Baister, Deputy Insolvency & Companies Court Judge and Former Chief Bankruptcy Registrar – High Court, to exchange views on the recent …

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Lads, run your own accounts

The memorable but unfortunate 2016 tweet by Victor Anichebe of his advisor’s message beginning “Can you tweet something like … unbelievable support yesterday and great effort by the lads! …” following another poor Sunderland performance exposed Anichebe to ridicule and …

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The impact of the FCA climate-related disclosure rules on funds and investors

The FCA has been considering the implementation of new climate-related disclosure rules for asset managers and some other FCA-regulated firms. Valentina Falicheva, an associate in our Corporate and Commercial team discusses the proposals, what the new rules mean in practice …

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Covid update: déjà vu – working from home again

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 8 December 2021 (the “Announcement”), the government has once again requested that anyone who is able to work from home does so from 13 December 2021. Those who are not able to work from …

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Lifetime Gifting: Gifts with international elements

When considering making lifetime gifts, international elements can complicate matters. The international dimension may arise because you have assets in foreign jurisdictions or because you are resident or otherwise subject to tax in another country.  In such circumstances, it is crucial …

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No thank you for the music – ABBA sues ‘official’ tribute band

Supergroup ABBA is suing British cover band ABBA Mania in the US over a trade mark infringement. It is the second case in as many months following Tina Turner suing a German tribute act claiming she looks too much like …

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Keeping track of positive covenants

Positive covenants can present problems for buyers and developers for a variety of reasons. In essence, as promises to perform particular duties, these covenants can typically be provided in the course of transactions such as sales. They tend to involve …

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