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The Leap Academy: Preparing for exit

Event

Join us for a workshop focusing on exiting a business and how to prepare for it.

The Leap Academy: Raising Growth Capital

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Join us for a workshop focusing on raising finance.

Private life at work: employee monitoring

Article

A case that was widely hailed as an employer's charter to snoop on employees' personal e-mails (as we reported here) was recently overturned by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Sally Britton at Marques 2017

Article

There are various routes and opportunities for comparative advertising in the UK, but there are reputational risks, as many have found out.

Recruitment Watch Issue 9 | September 2017

Publication

Welcome to the latest edition of Recruitment Watch, prepared by the firm's Recruitment Services Group to keep you updated on the latest developments in the sector and to inform you of what's on the horizon.

Be mindful of the distinctions: applications for consent in real property contracts

Article

Mishcon de Reya's Mark Reading and Tanfield Chambers' Harriet Holmes consider applications for consent in real property contracts: when to respond, how to do so and what to say.

Social media: a "breeding ground" for counterfeit goods?

Article

The UK Intellectual Property Office has published a critical commissioned study, which identifies social media as the “most distinctive medium for communication” for sales of counterfeit goods, thereby undermining brand protection and resulting in both loss of revenue and damage to brand reputation, as well as causing issues for both government and consumers.

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The Criminal Finances Act: what new corporate tax evasion offences mean for corporates and football clubs

Briefing

From 30 September 2017, two new corporate tax evasion offences come into effect.

Data Protection Bill - A new framework for data protection in the UK

Article

The Data Protection Bill was introduced in the House of Lords last week will help prepare for a post-Brexit data protection regime.

Advising Staffing 360 Solutions on its acquisition of CBS Butler

Firm News

Mishcon de Reya advised Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc., a company executing an international buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of staffing organizations in the United States and in the United Kingdom, on its acquisition of CBS Butler Holdings.

Court of appeal clarifies "serious harm" in defamation actions

Article

A significant ruling by the Court of Appeal has clarified what constitutes "serious harm" in defamation actions.

Seven top tips for getting your claim paid

Article

Our insurance team specialises in ensuring that insurance claims are paid. Here we share our seven top tips for making sure that claims are paid in full.

Flexible workspace: the new way

Article

Flexible workspace: an option reserved for tech start-ups or an evolving trend for the full spectrum of the market?

Non-dom tax changes: The Government publishes draft legislation to form Finance Bill 2018

Briefing

After last week's publication of the final Finance Bill for 2017, which had been interrupted by the snap election, the Government has published draft legislation to form the Finance Bill 2018.

Patents Seminar: A Year in Review

Event

Join us for our annual review of UK and European patent law and practice over the last 12 months, and a look ahead to forthcoming developments.

What to remember when selling your company

Article

SELLING up and moving on is never easy, especially for entrepreneurs who have devoted so much time, energy and passion in building their business.

Businesses are in a race against the clock to get ready for GDPR

Article

In last month’s Leap 100 poll, 65 per cent of respondents said that they were “a little concerned” about the approaching EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Gymbox’s irreverent founder built a brand out of making fitness fun

Article

GYMBOX founder Richard Hilton stumbled upon the idea for his company as a skinny 19-year-old living in New York and working in advertising.

General Data Protection Regulation and Cyber Security

Event

Join us for a workshop focusing on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Cyber Security.

Pivotal Months Ahead For Gambling Affiliates, Says Legal Expert

Article

Gambling affiliates have entered an unprecedented period of uncertainty, as mounting regulatory pressures threaten to undermine what has long been an integral part of the online gambling industry.