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CFE Exam Review Course and CFE Exam

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Mishcon de Reya has been appointed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) as its authorised trainer in England to deliver the CFE Exam Review Course and CFE Exam.

A new regime for international data transfers

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The basis upon which European businesses are able to send personal data outside of Europe – and, especially, to the United States – has recently been the subject of intense scrutiny and negotiation between the EU Justice Commissioner and the US Department of Commerce. The outcome seems to be that EU businesses are allowed to send data to the US, but it’s useful to understand the background and what has been agreed.

Mishcon hosts expert panel for Stop Ivory

Firm News

Mishcon de Reya yesterday hosted an expert panel discussion for independent elephant protection organisation Stop Ivory, examining the issues underpinning the elephant poaching crisis and the illegal ivory trade. Mishcon de Reya Managing Associate Alexander Rhodes is the Chief Executive of Stop Ivory.

Inside IP: black cab trade mark claim driven out of court

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In another significant blow to trade marks for the shapes of products, a decision from the High Court taken by Mr Justice Arnold held that trade mark registrations for the "iconic" shape of a London taxi were invalid (partly because they were, or could have been, protected as registered designs).

Sandra Davis Wins Citywealth Award

Firm News

Sandra Davis, Head of the Family Department at Mishcon de Reya, was last night presented with the Woman of the Year award for Leadership at the annual Citywealth Power Women ceremony.

Couple seeking civil partnership flags broader challenge

Firm News

On Friday it was announced that heterosexual couple, Ms Steinfeld, 34, and Mr Keidan, 39, who want to enter into a civil partnership rather than marry had lost their High Court challenge.

The good divorce guide: 12 questions all women should ask

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At the time of year when marital meltdowns are at their peak, we ask the country’s most senior divorce lawyers for their advice

Independent: Andrew Goldstone comments on David Bowie's will

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Over five decades David Bowie sold more than 140 million records and amassed an estate worth $100m (£70m). The beneficiaries of this remarkable career were revealed as his wife, Iman, and his two children.

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BVI Litigation Update Storca & Mulyukov -v- Minco, Norvalo, Golub & Ors.

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Since the summer of 2015, Mishcon de Reya has been leading a multijurisdictional team of lawyers acting for clients Storca Intertrans Corp and Evgeny Mulyukov in various proceedings, including substantial proceedings before the BVI Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

Real Insights - Property Update

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The bookmakers tore up white Christmas bets as the warm weather and Storms Eva and Frank led to severe flooding around the country.

January Private Client Briefing from Tax Journal

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The consultation paper on the SDLT additional rate proposal has now been published and is open for responses until 1 February 2016.

Our modern judiciary: advocates for the court

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Much has been written about the increase in court fees recently imposed on court users, culminating in the March 2015 introduction of a £10,000 maximum fee for money claims.

Hinkley Point C: further delay on EDF’s final investment decision

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EDF’s board had been expected to make the final investment decision today on a new nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C. EDF currently has a 66.5% stake in the project with two state-owned Chinese investors taking the remaining 33.5%.

The new penalties law: a more flexible test

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In a landmark decision the Supreme Court has set out a new approach to the identification of penalty clauses.

Enforcement Watch

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This edition of Enforcement Watch looks both at the messages of the enforcement cases in the last few months and at what changes on the horizon are likely to mean for firms and individuals in the shape of future enforcement.

Commercial sponsorship: Charlie Delaney on BBC News

Firm News

Mishcon de Reya Associate Charlie Delaney last night featured on BBC News talking about Adidas' termination of its sponsorship arrangement with IAAF four years early following the doping scandal in athletics.

Are young Olympic athletes receiving adequate protection? Part 2

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With the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio (Rio 2016) fast approaching, and with athletes getting stronger, faster and younger, this second part of a two part article considers the growing imperative of ensuring that there are sufficient and appropriate measures in place to protect the welfare of young athletes.

The Lawyer Hot 100 2016

Firm News

Partners Alison Levitt QC and Sharon Tan and CSO Nick West (who joined this month) have been named in The Lawyer Hot 100 2016.

Interest rate mis-selling under the spotlight in judicial review

Article

Property company's case argues Barclay's compensation scheme was unfair

Are young Olympic Athletes Receiving Adequate Protection?

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With eyes turning towards the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio (Rio 2016), and with athletes getting faster, stronger and younger, this article considers the growing imperative of ensuring that there are sufficient and appropriate measures in place to protect the welfare of young athletes.