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  1. Legal news
    01 May 2019
    Is Brexit "frustrating"? The English High Court clarifies the application of frustration to lease contracts
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/is-brexit-frustrating

    This English High Court decision upheld a lease held to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its London HQ and decided that Brexit would not 'frustrate' the contract.

  2. Legal news
    14 January 2019
    UK Court of Appeal clarifies scope of litigation privilege in circumstances where parties are seeking the commercial resolution of prospective litigation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/uk-court-of-appeal-clarifies-scope-of-litigation-privilege

    The Court of Appeal has clarified the scope of litigation privilege in circumstances where parties are seeking the commercial resolution of prospective litigation. We look at what this means for attempts to settle ...

  3. Legal news
    18 April 2019
    Mediation and the resolution of complex aerospace supply chain issues
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/mediation-and-the-resolution-of-complex-aerospace-supply-chain-issues

    Consultant Wolf von Kumberg looks at the legal and practical issues the recent grounding of the 737 Max has caused within Boeing's supply chain and how mediation can be a viable alternative to litigation to help resolve ...

  4. Legal news
    13 August 2019
    Court requires contract to continue pending trial - MCAFEE Ireland Ltd v DSG Retail Ltd (2019)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/court-requires-contract-to-continue-pending-trial

    In an unusual decision last week, the High Court granted an interim injunction requiring the defendant computer retail store to continue promoting the claimant's security software (in accordance with the contract ...

  5. Legal news
    12 August 2019
    Digital Platforms and the mandatory takedown code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/digital-platforms-and-the-mandatory-take-down-code

    The ACCC has recommended that a mandatory industry code be implemented to govern the take-down process of digital platforms operating in Australia. This is to more efficiently facilitate rightsholders' requests for the ...

  6. Legal news
    23 May 2019
    Global regulation threatens to take a bite out of the FAANGs
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/global-regulation-threatens-to-take-a-bite-out-of-the-faangs

    A raft of new laws and closer regulatory scrutiny will be one of the biggest challenges for the FAANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google, and similar companies) in 2019 and beyond.

  7. Legal news
    23 May 2019
    Is your IP structure at risk of HMRC investigation?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/is-your-ip-structure-at-risk-of-hmrc-investigation

    Profit diversion remains high on HMRC's agenda. As a reminder of this, HMRC have launched a new Profit Diversion Compliance Facility (the PDCF)

  8. Legal news
    23 May 2019
    Jurisdiction in Online Trade Mark Infringement Litigation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/jurisdiction-in-online-trade-mark-infringement-litigation

    So when your trade mark is infringed online in Europe, where should proceedings be brought?