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Tough stance on 'soft opt-in' for marketing emails

01 July 2014

Adoption of new agricultural block exemption regulation and guidelines

On 25 June, the European Commission announced that it had adopted a new agricultural block exemption regulation and state aid guidelines in relation to agriculture, forestry and rural development.
27 June 2014

Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1998, is interest payable on an arbitration award?

The case of Martrade Shipping v United Enterprises was an appeal to the High Court from an arbitration of various charterparty disputes. Was a UK jurisdiction clause enough?
24 June 2014

EU Commission's controversial view on UK 'traffic light' labelling

The European Commission is investigating whether the UK's 'traffic light' food labelling is compatible with EU law, following Italy's complaint that it is an illegal bar to free trade.
20 June 2014

Internet browsing is not copyright infringement

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has given its judgement in the Meltwater case holding that internet browsing is not an infringement of copyright. 
17 June 2014


Teckal and exceptions to mandatory application of public procurement procedures

The law on whether a public authority can award a contract without a tender process to another public authority is being developed. This article considers the possible impact for local authorities.
16 June 2014

The Serious Crime Bill has been published

The Serious Crime Bill referred to in the Queen’s Speech on 4 June has now been published. 
10 June 2014


ICO consults on draft CCTV Code of Practice

The Information Commissioner's Office has launched a consultation on a new draft CCTV Code of Practice providing recommendations for businesses and organisations that routinely use such devices.
06 June 2014


ICO issues further guidance on roles of data controller and data processor

The ICO has issued guidance for organisations as to when they will be a data controller or a data processor, clarifying confusion over the roles and compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
03 June 2014


Concept Summer 2014

Welcome to the Summer 2014 edition of Concept, the latest news bulletin from Burges Salmon’s Intellectual Property and Technology Team.
02 June 2014

Contracting authorities and developers beware: “Leases” may be subject to procurement law

Impresa Pizzarotti v Comune di Bari confirms the EU approach to interpretation – it is necessary to look at the nature of a transaction to determine if procurement rules apply.
27 May 2014

ORR scrutiny of Network Rail performance

Taxpayers and rail users will soon be able to monitor Network Rail's progress against its regulated outputs and scrutinise the delivery of its multi-billion pound five-year plan for a better railway.
23 May 2014
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