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How directors can use sustainability to drive value

As investors focus on environmental, social and governance issues, boards that lead in these areas may reap significant benefits.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 March 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

Man(ufacturing) vs. Machine

The extent of automation's impact and how soon employees will feel it - especially those in particularly susceptible sectors like manufacturing - remains the subject of intense debate.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

The impact of a possible increase in Probate Fees

The government proposes to dramatically increase the fees payable to the Probate Registry on an application for a Grant of Probate and a Grant of Letters of Administration.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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The new duty of vigilance in France

The new French law on the duty of vigilance imposes new obligations on companies to prevent human rights, health and environmental disasters with prohibitive fines in case of non-compliance.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Importance of patents in Chinese pharmaceutical tendering

China has a complicated and unique tendering system for drugs – and patents play an important role in almost every tender.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 16 March 2017 | Practice Area: Health Care

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Should a Modern Slavery Act be introduced in Australia?

On 15 February 2017, Australia’s Attorney-General requested a parliamentary committee to enquire into and report on the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Companies should review staffing structures after confusion over self-employment status

Companies should urgently review the status of freelance workers following the Budget and recent court cases involving the “gig economy”.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 15 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

How to improve human rights policies in international football

More than six years ago, FIFA awarded the World Cup 2022 to Qatar. Even today the discussion on this largely criticized decision has not yet stopped.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Non Governmental Organisations

Law is playing catch-up with Internet of Things

As the physical and online worlds merge, IoT devices of every type become able to gather information and communicate with each other.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 13 March 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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UK Spring Budget 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has presented his first and last Spring Budget, setting out the government's tax, spending and borrowing plans as Britain prepares to invoke Article 50 to leave the EU.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 10 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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