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Summer Budget 2015: tax briefing

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday handed down his second Budget of 2015. It was his first Budget without the Liberal Democrats, and the Chancellor gave free reign to many measures outlined in the Conservative manifesto, as this Herbert Smith Freehills briefing explains.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 09 July 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Breach of warranty claim: High Court case highlights the importance of a correct notice

A recent High Court case has again confirmed the necessity, when drafting notice of a breach of warranty, in following provisions detailing the content for such a notice set out in the sale and purchase agreement. In this briefing, Macfarlanes looks at the details and the impact of this judgment.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 13 May 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Premium listed companies - clarity on the notice period required for general meetings

This briefing rounds up news of interest for M&A lawyers, including the ICSA’s view on the notice period required to be given by premium listed companies of general meetings, and amendments to provisions in the Companies Act 2006 governing the authorisation and financing of share buybacks.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 08 May 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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European Commission announces digital single market strategy for Europe

On 6 May the European Commission published its digital single market strategy for Europe. The Commission is aiming to enhance the use of digital technologies across Europe and to break down the barriers to online activity between European member states. This Latham briefing looks at the key points.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 May 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Use of image taken from social media breaches UK media privacy rules

The UK Independent Press Standards Organisation has upheld a complaint against a newspaper after it published an image taken from social media without consent, picturing a man who had been arrested for murder with a woman described as a “friend” but who was "not personally relevant to the story...view abstract

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 01 May 2015 | Practice Area: Copyright

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High Court offers guidance on service of English proceedings in Russia

This Macfarlanes briefing looks at a recent case in which the High Court ruled that English proceedings were validly served in Russia under the Hague Convention, despite a Russian district judge issuing a certificate stating that the documents had not been served.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 27 April 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and enforcement

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Learn your lesson: how education institutions can avoid social media pitfalls

The digital revolution has led to an explosion in the use of social media by students. Social media presents many opportunities for educational institutions and students alike, but it has also given rise to tricky challenges and legal pitfalls for institutions to navigate, as Eversheds explains.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 10 March 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

New Russian law substantially restricts foreign control over media

A new Russian law has been signed and published which will substantially restrict foreign control over the country's media. The law will come into force on 1 January 2016 - in this briefing, Goltsblat BLP looks at the details.

Law Firm: Goltsblat BLP | Published: 27 October 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation

New jail terms for internet trolls: what can your business do about cyber bullies?

Justice secretary Chris Grayling recently outlined proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling. In this briefing, Shoosmiths offers practical steps businesses can take to protect themselves or their employees from cyber-abuse or internet trolls.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement

Orphan works: a guide for commercial users and rights owners

An orphan work is a work where, after a diligent search, one or more of the rights holders cannot be identified or located. The regulations relating to the licensing and use of orphan works will come into force in October this year. In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the new laws.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and enforcement

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