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The six challenges of in-house lawyers: an interview series with French company lawyers
9 June 2021   |    In-House Developments The six challenges of in-house lawyers: an interview…
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

Legal Professional Privilege in Europe and Beyond

The roundtable discussion included the status of LPP in various European jurisdictions, including Germany, France, the UK and others, in addition to providing a regulatory overview within the EU legal framework, contrasting it with the status of LPP in the US.

Legal privilege for Spanish in-house lawyers clarified and enshrined in law

For company lawyers, this entails another European jurisdiction that clarifies and enshrines in statute the inherent rights and obligations of lawyers in the in-house community.

Swiss mulling on LPP for civil proceedings

Though preliminary in nature, it is positive to see discussions developing under the Swiss jurisdiction on extending lpp to corporate lawyers

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