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Business Shapers: Sir John Timpson

Mishcon de Reya has created its latest animated business shapers film featuring Sir John Timpson, Chairman of Timpson Group, who was a guest on Jazz Shapers. Broadcast on Jazz FM, Jazz Shapers is a radio programme presented by Mishcon de Reya Partner and Director of Business Development, Elliot Moss. This three minute film documents the personal and entrepreneurial [...]

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Jazz Shapers - 2 days ago

Authentic values grow in importance for brands

As consumer loyalty becomes increasingly focused on brand identity, companies need to know what they stand for – and be prepared to invest in protecting their brand values In this world of increasingly tough competition, brands need to find new ways to differentiate and win new customers while maintaining their core customer base. Staying true [...]

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Intellectual Property - 2 weeks ago

The relentless rise of financial cybercrime

Cyber attacks on companies are soaring. Executives must upgrade their tech skills to understand the threat. In recent years, political cybercrime has repeatedly made headlines. Yet amid a series of sensational stories stemming from alleged Russian hacking during the 2016 US presidential election, the media has largely overlooked a simultaneous surge in a potentially far [...]

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Cyber - 2 weeks ago

Why mainstream brands are chasing the esports sponsorship “pot of gold”

Two remarkable advertising events occurred last May at an esports tournament held at the Arena Birmingham. [...]

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Corporate, Sports - 3 weeks ago

Blockchain – revolutionising supply-chain management

Digital ledger technology offers accountability and cost-effectiveness, reducing risk Consumer goods companies and retailers face a considerable supply-chain challenge: to remain competitive, they are sourcing and manufacturing their products around the world to get the highest quality for the best price. At the same time, customers are increasingly concerned about the provenance of their food, [...]

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Blockchain, Corporate - 3 weeks ago

Weathering uncertainty through technology and growth

Clear skies forecast for the service industry – when the focus is on technology, cyber security, data and expansion beyond Europe It’s natural with Brexit uncertainty that many companies are unsure in their investment planning. With no deal agreed yet (at time of going to press), a number of high-profile firms have said that the lack [...]

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Corporate - 3 weeks ago

Speed bumps ahead for data transfer after Brexit

Companies are becoming increasingly aware that there will be a sharp rise in red tape and multiple regulations relating to data handling after Brexit and are starting to put in place processes to deal with possible delays and difficulties. [...]

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Corporate, Data - 4 weeks ago

Blockchain implementation: slow but real

Earlier this month, Citigroup boss Mike Corbat, who oversees one of the world’s biggest banks, adopted a cautious tone when asked about blockchain technology path to mainstream adoption.  Corbat was quoted as saying that, “the expectations and the pace of implementation far exceed…what’s there.” The mainstream media jumped on Corbat’s comments and, not for the first [...]

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Blockchain, Corporate, Technology - 2 months ago

Further guidance on data transfers in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Following guidance issued by issued by DCMS and the ICO at the end of last year (discussed in our bulletin), the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published its own information notice on data transfers from the EEA to the UK post-Brexit in the event of a no-deal.  The notice confirms that, after 29 March 2019, if the [...]

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Data - 2 months ago

A new UK defence to patent infringement? Not quite yet…

In a recent decision in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (Technetix B.V. v Teleste Limited), HHJ Hacon might have opened the door to a new so-called ‘Formstein‘ defence to patent infringement. Admittedly, the judge’s comments were obiter dicta (comments of a non-binding nature) – since the patent in suit was held invalid for want of both novelty [...]

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Intellectual Property, Technology - 2 months ago

Brexit: short term certainty for immigration rights of EEA nationals beyond 29 March

Amidst the seemingly endless chaos and uncertainty surrounding  Brexit negotiations, votes and pledges on everything from free market access to customs unions, to trade deals, Irish border back-stops and bar room banter in Brussels… there is now some short term certainty about the rights of the 3.5 million EEA nationals living and working in the [...]

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Immigration - 2 months ago

Regulatory cooperation and information sharing

News that a former director has been banned by the Insolvency Service from acting for a period of four years is a timely reminder that regulators working together can draw from a pool of sanctions to penalise offending individuals. Keith Nicholas Hancock, of Manchester, was sole director of “Lad Media Limited”, a lead generation and data brokerage [...]

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Data, Dispute Resolution - 2 months ago