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By Jessica Middleby-Clements
It's an acknowledged fact that women are significantly underrepresented in the shipping industry – accounting for just 2% of the workforce globally.
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Curtis McCluskey
The government has released a Statement of Intent ("the Statement") for a new Data Protection Bill ("the Bill"). The Bill was originally announced in the Queen's Speech earlier this year (see our previous blog on this).
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Philip Thomas
The security and reliability of the UK's IT infrastructure remains a key priority for the government. In August 2017, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport launched a public consultation on its plans to transpose the Network and Information Systems Directive (‘NIS Directive') into UK legislation.
By Dr. Anette Gaertner , LL.M.
Machine-generated data is a hot commodity, but who owns this information? As more and more valuable data are generated, should there be legislation to establish ownership and, potentially, access rights?
By Daniel Kyriakides
Mixed-used developments in and around London are in the midst of a golden era with the creation of mega-schemes such as those in Nine Elms and Old Oak. The new Wembley Park Development will see the creation of an unprecedented 7,000 apartments, surpassing the Olympic Village scheme in Stratford by some 4,000 residential units.
By Stephen A. Kirkpatrick, Thomas Morgan
The High Court has handed down Judgment in Vitol SA v Beta Renowable SA [2017] EWHC 1734 (Comm) highlighting the importance of ensuring that communication and conduct for the purpose of accepting repudiatory breach is clear and unambiguous.
By Sven Schonhofen LL.M., Dr. Alexander Hardinghaus, LL.M., Thomas Fischl
Under the GDPR, fines can amount to up to EUR 20 million or 4% of the worldwide annual turnover.
By Dr. Anette Gaertner , LL.M.
With the Unified Patent Court now stalled for at least the near future, U.S. life sciences companies will continue to face the question of where to bring patent infringement cases in Europe.
By Sven Schonhofen LL.M., Dr. Alexander Hardinghaus, LL.M.
In the Opinion 1/15 of 26 July 2017 ("Opinion"), the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") held that the proposed agreement between the EU and Canada on the transfer...
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Philip Thomas
The House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee ("the Committee") has published a report on the EU Data Protection Package and the impact of Brexit ("the Report").
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Katalina Bateman
The House of Commons Library, which aims to provide impartial research and analysis to MPs and their staff, has published a briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on data protection law in the UK ("the Paper").
By Ed Hunter
The Supreme Court has today found in favour of the trade union UNISON in its judicial review of the UK Employment Tribunal fees regime, unanimously holding that the legislation implementing the current regime is unlawful both under domestic and EU law.
By Dr. Alexander Hardinghaus, LL.M., Thomas Fischl, Philipp Süss, LL.M.
According to a press release of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband; ‘vzbv') dated 19 July 2017, the German Federal Supreme Court (‘FSC')...
By Cynthia O'Donoghue, Chantelle Taylor
The Article 29 Working Party ("WP29") recently published an opinion on data processing at work ("Opinion").
By Chloe S. Clift
On 7 April, the Bank of England gave financial firms a hard deadline of 14 July for submitting their contingency plans for Brexit, which passed last Friday
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