Monthly Archives: April 2023

How working from home became a factor in private equity M&A

One of the many legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic is the fact that it supercharged the acceleration of many companies towards hybrid working practices. Many companies had no option but to embrace the “new normal” of trying to do business …

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The Ed Sheeran/Marvin Gaye copyright dispute

Partner Howard Ricklow was interviewed by LBC’s Clive Bull on 27th of April 2023 to discuss the Ed Sheeran/Marvin Gaye copyright dispute in the US. Run time: 12 minutes

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Prince Harry continues his public war over phone hacking allegations

Prince Harry, Elton John, and other well-known figures are suing British tabloid publisher Associated Newspapers Ltd. for phone hacking and invasion of privacy. The relationship between the Duke of Sussex and his brother, Prince William, has been a topic of …

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Is your next transaction a matter of national security?

The potential for UK Government intervention in matters of national security is nothing new, nevertheless, the National Security & Investment Act 2021 (NSI Act) which came into force in January 2022 has fundamentally changed when such interventions can occur. Compared …

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The Power of the Human Touch – the use of artificial intelligence in employment

The world of work is changing fast, in part due to unprecedented technological advancements in recent years. This pace of change can be unsettling to some and, in many cases, neither the law nor businesses have been able to catch …

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Laughing at someone falling over not harassment, rules tribunal

Kesarajith Perera took former employer Stonegate Pub Company to an employment tribunal with allegations of racial and religious harassment and cited an incident where he slipped on an oil spill at The George in Harrow in 2020 as evidence. Perera …

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Two key decisions highlight issues when handling children’s data

Two regulatory actions taken in the last few days have provided a salutary warning to organisations that process personal information relating to minors. First, despite its reputation as a pragmatic watchdog that is generally less likely than its EU counterparts …

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The downfall of ‘CoCo’ bonds: why Credit Suisse ‘CoCo’ holders are looking to sue

Credit Suiss A1 Tier bondholders are said to be outraged at being wiped out in the sale of CS to UBS last week. Claims are threatened against the Swiss regulators and CS for failing to protect the bondholders and for …

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