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How could Brexit affect EU Nationals in the UK?

Since the UK government served its Article 50 notice in March 2017, the Home Office has provided assurances that EU nationals in the UK will not at this stage need...

Written on 13 Nov 2017


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Foreign employers posting employees to Belgium must now appoint a liaison officer

As of 1 October 2017, foreign employers posting employees to Belgium are now required to appoint a liaison officer. The new obligation is as a result of the Act of...

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LIBOR: end of an era?

On 27 July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it would encourage a phase out and replacement of LIBOR by 2021 and will cease to use its powers...

Written on 13 Nov 2017


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EFTA Court rules no need for “sufficiently serious” breach to claim damages for breach of public procurement rules

This decision is not binding on English courts, but will need to be reconciled with the Supreme Court decision that came to the opposite conclusion on the same facts. The...

Written on 10 Nov 2017


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Post-Brexit: should our contracts still have English law and jurisdiction clauses?

English law and jurisdiction will continue to be a sound choice for international contracts, regardless of the form that Brexit takes. English governing law and jurisdiction clauses are likely to...

Written on 6 Nov 2017


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IP@OC | November 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Osborne Clarke’s international Intellectual Property update. In this edition we focus on trade marks. With cross-border commerce and international expansion increasingly causing international brands...

Written on 3 Nov 2017


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Can copyright survive artificial intelligence?

AI has recently moved beyond the brute force triumph of mastering all possible moves in a game of chess to beat a grandmaster, to teach itself in just 3 days...

Written on 2 Nov 2017


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Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2018 UK

Robert Guthrie and Becky Crawford have written the UK chapter for the 2018 edition of Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2018 Getting the Deal Through: Trademarks 2018 covers major trade...

Written on 2 Nov 2017


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Database Right: is the tide finally turning?

In the 20 years since the Database Directive was enacted there have been relatively few cases asserting the sui generis database right (the Database Right) against a third party. However,...

Written on 2 Nov 2017


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