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Apr
11
2018

'Crypto Confidence' - Zafar Kanani writes for Finance Monthly
#Commercial #Information Technology

The cryptowave is only going to build more momentum in the next 12 to 18 months. Just two weeks ago Barclays announced a partnership with a leading crypto company to facilitate payments to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, the most established crypto assets. This may reflect a trend of major financial institutions moving away from outright denunciation of cryptocurrencies to a cautious participation, marking a significant shift in their approach and making these assets much more accessible to new investors....

Apr
10
2018

Getting Ready for GDPR: Key Points
#Commercial #Data Protection

Admittedly, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may not be the most exciting piece of legislation… however, with just over six weeks until it comes into force, the time for ensuring you are fully compliant is NOW!...

Mar
13
2018

Novation and Assignment: Sisters, Not Twins
#Commercial

There’s often, understandably, a bit of uncertainty about whether (and how) a party to a contract can “assign” (transfer) its rights, or pass on its obligations, under that contract, to another person....

Feb
02
2018

‘UK businesses seek opportunities in China after Brexit’- Michael Sippitt comments on CNBC
#Commercial #Press

British Prime Minister Theresa May brought along a 50-strong business delegation to China. Deals worth an estimated $12 billion are expected to be signed. As the terms of a Brexit remain uncertain, United Kingdom businesses are looking to tap into the Chinese market, more so than ever....

Dec
21
2017

Zafar Kanani comments for IDG Connect on 'Is Bitcoin a bubble?'
#Commercial #Press

Released in 2009 as open source software, Bitcoin has quickly become one of the world’s most notable cryptocurrencies and payment systems. The digital currency is so lucrative because it’s decentralised by design, meaning it doesn’t need access to a central bank or administrator....

Dec
12
2017

Toblerone vs Twin Peaks
#Commercial #Corporate #Dispute Resolution

Poundland’s Twin Peaks chocolate bar has recently gone on sale and it’s already creating a buzz, with a rival issuing legal proceedings. Why all the fuss?...

Nov
08
2017

Changes to the PSC Regime
#Corporate #Commercial

Since the PSC Regulations came into effect in June 2016, changes to a company’s PSC information have been filed annually at Companies House on the Confirmation Statement....

Oct
10
2017

EIS and SEIS – what are these and how can you benefit?
#Commercial

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) are schemes run by the government offering generous tax breaks to encourage SME growth and investment in such companies....

Aug
31
2017

Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Insurance
#Corporate #Commercial #Directors Duties

We are often asked by directors (both exec and non-exec) of clients about whether their company should have D & O liability insurance in place, and what it does and does not cover....

Aug
08
2017

Overhaul of data protection laws to give individuals more control over personal data
#Commercial #Corporate

Details of the Data Protection Bill were revealed yesterday. The Government announced that the new laws will provide people with more control over how their personal information is used and ensure that people can withdraw consent to use their data just as easily as they can grant it....

Jul
17
2017

Michael Sippitt writes for European CEO on How SMEs fit in the new world order
#Commercial #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Press

In spite of political uncertainty and slowing global trade, it has never been a better time to be a small business....

Jul
10
2017

Limited role of contra proferentum in interpreting commercial contract exclusion clauses – Persimmon Homes Ltd v Ove Arup & Partners Ltd [2017]
#Commercial

The contra proferentum rule dictates that where the contract is drafted ambiguously, it will be interpreted against the party who drafted it or who seeks to rely on it....

Jun
12
2017

Protecting Your Smartphone App
#Commercial #Commercial #Information Technology

As of March this year, Android users were able to choose between 2.8 million apps and Apple's App Store remained the second-largest app store with 2.2 million available apps (https://www.statista.com). This is a vast market, and, whilst many, many apps make little or no money for their developers, the odd one may just be gold dust....

Jun
12
2017

Perfecting Imperfect Bids Part 2 - Advocate General’s Opinion
#Public Procurement #Commercial

Whether in a public works, service or supply contract a bidding consortium must be allowed to amend its bid following tender submission where one key criteria applicable to that consortium had changed....

Jun
06
2017

Perfecting Imperfect Bids Part 1 - When is a clarification not a clarification?
#Public Procurement #Commercial

In a tender for a public works, service or supply contract once a tender has been submitted what is permitted under Directive 2004/18/EC by way of clarification of that tender submission ...

May
22
2017

Clarkslegal Appointed by London Universities Purchasing Consortium
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial

Clarkslegal is delighted to have been appointed to the panels for both Dispute Resolution and Commercial work by the London Universities Purchasing Consortium following a rigorous and competitive tender process carried out by the Consortium on behalf of its many member organisations as well as the North Eastern Universities, the Southern Universities, the North Western and the Higher Education Wales purchasing consortia....

Mar
16
2017

ABTA: Latest Victim in the Recent String of Cyberattacks in Hospitality Industry
#Corporate #Commercial

Clarkslegal, specialist Corporate lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley....

Mar
06
2017

Hospitality industry – Don’t be Hospitable to Cyber Attackers
#Corporate #Commercial #Corporate #Food and Restaurants

Many key players in the global hospitality industry have fallen victim to cyber-attacks over recent years, including the Hilton, the Trump Hotels and the Mandarin Oriental....

Feb
28
2017

“Have a break”. Trade marking the shape of goods
#Commercial

Clarkslegal, specialist Dispute Resolution lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley....

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