Category Archives: Corporate & Restructuring

Recent progress on electronic signatures

A study published on 23rd August was deemed to be proof enough by the Law Commission that an electronic signature is sufficient to fulfil requirements for a signature on a document. The study tries to modernise the way in which … Read more

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Another Step Closer for Electronic Signatures

With a Law Commission Consultation Paper adding its voice to the advocates for electronic signatures, the advancement of electronic signatures continues towards universal acceptance.

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Coca-Cola to Buy High Street Heavyweight Costa Coffee for £3.9bn

Coca-Cola look set to buy British multinational Costa Coffee for a staggering £3.9bn. The deal marks a key time in Coca-Cola’s history, as it aims to break into the coffee market. The deal allows the global giant other opportunities for … Read more

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A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Contracts Please

When does conversation stop being just that, and instead drifts toward a variation of the contract?

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Kit Kat “Have a Break” from Trade Mark Protection

Bringing a moment of pause to a legal battle that has lasted over a decade, The Court of Justice of the European Union recently held that the shape of Nestlé’s famous Kit Kat bar did not warrant protection as a … Read more

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ICO Flexes its Muscles in Warm-up for GDPR – Double offender fined £325,000

The current cap on Monetary Penalty Notices for Data Protection Act 1998 breaches is £500,000. That cap is going up to EUR 20,000,000 tomorrow with the coming into force of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 and, to celebrate … Read more

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It’s official! Data Protection Act 2018 given Royal Assent today

Today, the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Data Protection Act 2018, which was first announced in the Queen’s Speech on the 21st June 2017, as mentioned in a previous blog. The new act comes into effect on Friday 25 … Read more

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Register of Beneficial Owners of Overseas Entities

In May 2016, the Government announced its intention to introduce a register of beneficial owners of overseas companies owning property in the UK. Following a consultation on proposals, the Government has responded on how it intends to implement the register … Read more

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Winner Winner (No) Chicken Dinner – KFC and Supply Contracts

KFC has recently hit the news for all the wrong reasons, due to a huge amount of stores running out of fresh chicken. Out of 900 restaurants only a reported 254 of these remained open, the majority of which could … Read more

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Is EUr Trade Mark Ready? – Preparing your business for Brexit

Uncertainty surrounding the effects Brexit will have upon trademarks and intellectual property (IP) across the EU remains, with the next phase of talks focusing on the future of the trading relationship between the UK and EU. Already one UK based … Read more

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