Business Shapers

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Recent posts by Business Shapers

  • Gift Wink and Mishcon de Reya

    For over twenty years Mishcon de Reya has held an annual festive holiday party for children of those working at the firm. The party is open to all children who have parents working at the firm and is put together by trainees – the most jolly of which has the rare treat of donning a… Read more

  • Mishcon de Reya launches technology incubator

    Law firm Mishcon de Reya has launched a technology incubator programme – MDR LAB – for tech start-ups in the legal space. The programme will see the firm welcome a number of tech start-ups into the business for a ten week period in summer 2017. Launched in conjunction with innovation specialists and investors L Marks,… Read more

  • Whatsapp: your messages are encrypted, but is your data protected?

    Last week, Whatsapp, the popular messaging app now owned by Facebook, announced that it would immediately encrypt the messages of all users- a whopping one billion people. Encryption means that only the user and the person they’re communicating with can read what is sent- or see their videos, listen to their calls, hear their voice… Read more

  • New report calls for changes in laws relating to electronic communications

    Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other social media platforms are now a daily fixture in the lives of many people. Facebook alone has, incredibly, over a billion monthly active users. However, the speed at which social media usage has developed has arguably left the statute a long way behind. The Communications Act, which deals with electronic… Read more

  • The latest on the Google privacy case

    Google was in the Court of Appeal last week, trying to reverse the decision of a High Court judge in January 2014 in which he held that the company could be sued in England rather than the US. Google is arguing that the High Court judge got it wrong and that the case should not… Read more

  • Deal Insights – Mishcon Corporate

    Market conditions are improving.  We are seeing a lot of M&A activity.  If we are not at 2005/2006 levels we are certainly approaching those levels. Right now economic conditions are favourable; we have a low interest rate environment, capital gains tax on any sale can be 10% whether that changes next year with the election… Read more

  • What does the Queen’s Speech mean for zero-hours contracts in retail?

    On 4 June 2014, the Queen’s Speech delivered a number of assurances in the employment arena, including a review of the use of zero hour contracts by businesses. The Government has recently entered into a period of consultation on the use of zero hour contracts and while the Queen’s Speech lacked real detail on the… Read more

  • As corporate PR plunges into digital and social media, does it still need the traditional press?

    While budgets in news organisations are tighter than ever, big corporations – especially in finance and law – have the cash to invest in their own rich communications. The websites of  big law firms such as Mishcon de Reya are full of media content; a TV channel and blogs on fashion and lifestyle (Lawfully Chic) and… Read more

  • China’s economic growth at 7.5% in April to June period: Twitter reaction

      World markets are up after China’s GDP data met expectations. Chinese growth is slowing, but it’s not TOO slow http://cnnmon.ie/jhyo6z via @CNNMoney Economists react to China’s drop in economic growth: http://on.wsj.com/1aGIzMH via @WSJ China’s new leaders signal willingness to endure slower growth for more durable economic model http://bloom.bg/15kUWHd via @BloombergNews China second quarter GDP to test reformers’… Read more

  • The Newsroom Model: 21st Century Advertisers

    In February of this year a blog featured on the Harvard Business Review Network posited ‘Advertisers Should Act More Like Newsrooms’. Authors Baba Shetty, Newsweek CEO, and Jerry Wind, Professor of The Wharton School, cited the quick-fire responsiveness of brands such as Oreo and Audi during the Superbowl. The former tweeted a ‘You can still… Read more

  • Yahoo set to buy Tumblr for $1bn: Twitter reaction

    Can Yahoo ignore Tumbler’s dark side? http://mashable.com/2013/05/20/can-yahoo-ignore-tumblr-prn/ via @mashable After Tumblr takeover, who’s next? Twitter, Foursquare and WhatsApp according to CNBC http://www.cnbc.com/id/100751898 via @CNBC What Yahoo bought with a billion dollars: hope http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/05/yahoo-tumblr-acquisition-tumble-into-the-unknown.html?mbid=social_retweet via @NewYorker So who in news knows how to use Tumblr? Financial Times, The Economist and The Times top 3 according to… Read more