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Osborne Clarke named as The Legal 500 UK Rail Firm of the Year

Over many months, Legal 500 has conducted interviews with in-house counsel, law firms and sets in the UK to pin-point the most capable, expert practitioners and firms operating at the...

Written on 15 Dec 2017


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Shorter, sharper… no real shocks: new UK Corporate Governance Code consultation

The FRC has launched a consultation on a comprehensive shake-up of the UK Corporate Governance Code, the touchstone of corporate governance for listed companies that is celebrating its quarter-century this...

Written on 14 Dec 2017


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Legal privilege | High Court offers some crumbs of comfort

2017 has seen two of the most significant, and for many, unwelcome, decisions on legal privilege for some time, in the form of the RBS Rights Issue litigation and SFO...

Written on 14 Dec 2017


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Osborne Clarke obtains anti-suit relief for Dell EMC to restrain Moroccan proceedings

In dealings between global businesses, disputes often arise around whether group companies other than those named in the original contract have been involved in the delivery of services. The extent...

Written on 14 Dec 2017


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Beneficial owners of UK property and bidders for UK public procurement contracts to be disclosed under laws planned for 2018

Entities that hold UK property or enter into UK public procurement contracts will have to register their beneficial ownership information in a public register under government plans.  Legislation is scheduled...

Written on 13 Dec 2017


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Coty judgement and third party marketplaces

As reported on 7 December, the landmark Coty judgement has given brand owners more scope to control the use of third party marketplaces in certain circumstances. Osborne Clarke’s Simon Neill...

Written on 13 Dec 2017


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EU Trade Marks and Community Designs post-Brexit

On 5 December 2017, the EUIPO published a notice that as of Brexit withdrawal date (29 March 2019, subject to any extension), EU rules on EU Trade Marks (EUTMs) and...

Written on 8 Dec 2017


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Tips from a Mediator about how to prepare for the Mediation of your dispute

You may hear that most disputes are settled at Mediation, with the parties compromising their claims in order to avoid litigation. This is true, but settlement doesn’t just happen. To...

Written on 7 Dec 2017


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The eagerly anticipated Coty-judgment is out: what does it mean for online distribution?

Yesterday, 6 December 2017, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) published its long-awaited judgment in the Coty-case (C-230/16). Finding in favour of Coty, the court ruled that selective...

Written on 7 Dec 2017


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