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General Counsel Update, November 2017

This is the latest in HSF's series of general counsel updates, which aim to summarise major developments in key areas.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Global protectionism: Are you leaving yourself open?

Protectionism is on the rise and those setting the strategy for their business must ask themselves: are we leaving ourselves open to the risk or prepared for the opportunity?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 20 November 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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How confidential information exchanged at a single meeting can infringe competition law

This briefing looks at a recent judgment which shows that exchanging competitively sensitive information with competitors - even at a single meeting, on a one-off basis - can infringe EU/UK competition law, exposing companies to potentially significant fines and reputational harm.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 17 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Facilitation payments no longer permissible under Canadian anti-corruption law

Canada's repeal of the "facilitation payments" exception in its foreign anti-corruption law widens the rift between the US, which permits such payments, and the majority of other countries, which prohibit them.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 November 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Brexit: IoT to the rescue?

With the possibility of a "hard" or "no deal" Brexit, retailers must adapt to a new operating environment. The Internet of Things could play an important role, but also comes with a range of legal implications.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Court of Appeal confirms London Taxi Company's trade mark for the shape of the "black cab" is invalid

The trade marked three-dimensional shape of the traditional London taxi has been found invalid by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Transport

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How to gather snowflakes: big data, AI and predictive analysis of customers

DLA Piper’s Gareth Stokes asks: If my buying patterns make me a unique precious snowflake, does that mean I'm completely predictable?

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 16 November 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

What are the biggest risks facing general counsel doing business in central and eastern Europe?

Central and eastern Europe is rich in opportunity, but is not without its challenges. For this joint report, Legal Week and CMS surveyed general counsel on the pros and cons of doing business in this burgeoning market, with a focus on the key risks and the most problematic CEE countries.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 15 November 2017 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Trends in investment treaty arbitration: a perspective on Brazil

This blog post discusses the context in which cooperation and facilitation investment agreements in Brazil have emerged, and reflects on how they compare to traditional bilateral investment treaties.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 10 November 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

South African Revenue Service scrutinizes taxable presence of foreign service providers in South Africa

Foreign service providers are starting to receive requests for information from the South African Revenue Service. This article looks at recent case law and the key takeaways.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 09 November 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

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