TODAY’S TOP STORIES
Corporate accountability laws coming to Europe

The legislations are a part of a broader push by the EU towards a mandatory EU system of due diligence for supply chains

Why Legal Professional Privilege is in the interest of all concerned

An opinion paper submitted by Eric Gardner de Béville, previously General Counsel at Coca-Cola
France, Spain & Portugal, consultant and member of the Cercle Montesquieu

European class actions expected to rise as opt-outs become more popular

These statistics are part of the findings from CMS’s European Class Action Report 2021 over the five year period from 2016 to 2020.

The six challenges of in-house lawyers: an interview series with French company lawyers

The French publication “Les Echos” interviewed ten legal directors from medium and large companies to find how to address and adapt to these ever-changing challenges.

ESG, shareholder activism and judicial developments in the oil industry

From activist stakeholders in annual board meetings to a significant court judgment in the Netherlands, the ongoing decade has the potential go beyond disrupting the energy market.

Legal tech data security – a checklist for in-house counsel

Buying legal technology can be overwhelming enough without adding to the mix the challenge of ensuring your preferred software meets security requirements. Here is a handy checklist of data security considerations.

Foreign in-house lawyers enjoy legal advice privilege under English law

The judgment also covers in-house lawyers in jurisdictions where they do not enjoy legal privilege

TikTok: Dutch nonprofit alleges serious infringements of GDPR

In their complaint, SOMI brings out major infringements against the platform: the use and the lack of any appropriate safeguards for minors; the unlawful processing of personal data; the platform having no adequate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data; and the unlawful sharing of personal data.

General Court upholds Lego building blocks as Community design

The judgment overturned a previous decision by the Board of Appeals of the European Union Intellectual Property Office and reinstanted the building blocks as Community design

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