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Directors to get better protection from fraud

The UK government has announced changes to legislation to reduce the risk of fraud, violence or intimidation faced by company directors as a result of having their residential addresses on the public record.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 March 2018 | Practice Area: Directors

Public procurement challenges: costs awarded against winning tenderer who objected to amending confidentiality ring

This briefing examines the recent decision in Bombardier Transportation (UK) Limited v Merseytravel [2018] EWHC 41 (TCC).

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 18 January 2018 | Practice Area: Confidentiality

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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: Corporate Governance

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Data protection: patient confidentiality in the age of artificial intelligence

Any arrangement that sees a healthcare institution share any part of its patients' data with an outside developer needs to take full account of relevant data and healthcare records regulations, or the consequences can be severe, as this article explains.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 09 October 2017 | Practice Area: Telecoms

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Protecting your trade secrets and confidential information

All employers should protect themselves against trade secret theft. Alice Stagg covers some key scenarios in this podcast.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 21 September 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

Arbitration anonymity v accounting disclosures

A recent decision by the Scottish Court of Session explored the issues of confidentiality and anonymity under the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 24 July 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

High Court refuses non-party access to witness statements prepared for trial and referred to at pre-trial hearing

The High Court has refused an order allowing The Sunday Times to obtain access, in advance of a trial, to witness statements prepared for that trial. This briefing examines the decision.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 10 July 2017 | Practice Area: Social Welfare

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Deciphering due diligence in the UAE: how to uncover the information you need

With no centralised company register, and over 40 different free zones, obtaining basic information about UAE free zone companies may pose a daunting challenge. Even so, there are still effective tools available to uncover the information you need, as this guide explains.

Law Firm: Fichte & Co | Published: 06 April 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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Insider threats: how to manage risks within a business

The financial, reputational and regulatory impact of having critical assets stolen or damaged can be catastrophic for an organisation. Insiders with trusted access can exploit vulnerabilities and potentially cause millions of pounds of damage. This briefing looks at how to reduce these risks.

Law Firm: EY | Published: 06 December 2016 | Practice Area: Confidentiality

Police warrants to recover documents held by Scottish solicitors

A High Court Judge in Scotland has recently criticised the basis upon which the Crown Prosecution Service obtained and sought to enforce a warrant to recover papers and documents held by a law firm's office in Edinburgh.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 31 October 2016 | Practice Area: Intellectual Property

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