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  1. Legal news
    04 November 2019
    Poland: Unclear rules regarding Employee Capital Investment Plans (PPK) enrollment of employees / contractors at the age group 55-70

    Currently, the largest companies (250+) in Poland are enrolling participants for Employee Capital Investment Plans (having until 12 November 2019). While participation rules for employees / contractors aged 18-54 are ...

  2. Legal news
    29 January 2019
    An interview with Simon Prideaux of VQ Limited

    The Bird & Bird Real Estate team undertakes a lot of work for VQ Limited, a London-based restaurant brand which has a number of USPs. Associate Emma Brindley-Raynes recently interviewed Simon Prideaux, Managing Director ...

  3. Legal news
    22 January 2019
    Contempt of court proceedings against foreign defendants in the UK: judicial guidance clarifying how to proceed

    Alice Lindvall and Michael Brown consider the contempt of court proceedings in Alexander Vik v Deutsche Bank (CA) and Integral Petroleum SA v Petrogat FZE.

  4. Legal news
    02 December 2019
    'Tis the Season for Giving: New rules for Gift Cards in Australia

    With the festive season upon us it is important for retailers to be aware of new laws in Australia relating to gift cards. All gift cards supplied to consumers in Australia from 1 November 2019 must have a minimum three ...

  5. Legal news
    04 July 2019
    Cookies: ICO publishes new guidance on cookies

    On 3 July 2019, the UK Data Protection Authority, th¬e Information Commissioner, published new guidance on the use of cookies together with a 'myth-busting' blog post.

  6. Legal news
    24 July 2019
    When do clinical trial consent disclosures render a patent invalid?

    In the recent case of InterPharma Pty Ltd v Hospira Inc (No 5) [2019] FCA 960 the Australian Federal Court has given patentees guidance as to novelty preserving practice in the conduct of clinical trials.

  7. Legal news
    07 November 2019
    Opening the gates for generics - E-prescribing requirements implemented in Australia

    The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) provides for and regulates government subsidies for the supply of certain medicines. A requirement to receive subsidised medicine under the PBS is that the medicine ...

  8. Legal news
    01 May 2019
    Does Brexit constitute a force majeure event in supply chain contracts?

    Uncertainty around what a Brexit deal will look like still lingers over the British public. The true impact on EU-UK trade will inevitably depend on the relationship struck, however businesses are already planning for ...

  9. Legal news
    05 November 2019
    In the crosshairs: Ashley & Martin required to refund consumers as a result of unfair contract terms

    The concept of fairness in trade and commerce has been a recent focus for Australian Courts and regulators alike. The recent decision on relief in ACCC v Ashley & Martin Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 1739 is particularly ...