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With womens’ sporting events becoming increasingly popular with tv and live action crowds, brands searching for new sports sponsorship opportunities are turning to womens’ sports. Squire Patton Boggs’ Sports Shorts blog considered the advantages of such deals for brands in a recent post, which also looks at some high value sponsorships in the area.  …
The theme for this year is “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports.” Accordingly, the Global Intellectual Property & Technology Blog would like to acknowledge the contributions of all innovators and creators involved in sports, as well as the commitment of the professionals who help secure and enforce their intellectual property and resolve intellectual property issues.   …
Effective January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will impose burdensome GDPR-like transparency and individual rights requirements on almost every company that handles “personal information” regarding California residents, regardless of where the business is based. The Act will impact information regarding not only consumers, but also employees and business contacts. Join us for a webinar on May 7, 2019, when Elliot GoldingPhil Zender and Ivan Rothman will provide an overview of…
From asset pooling and actuarial valuations to administration and data, local government pension schemes have a lot to think about this year – meaning good governance is more important than ever. In this podcast episode recorded for Pensions Expert, Kirsty Bartlett, partner in our Pensions team, and Ian Colvin, head of LGPS Benefits and Governance at Hymans Robertson, discuss potential conflicts of interest, pressure on fund resources and the importance of focusing on administration.…
We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of “frESH Law Horizons – Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy”. In our March edition, we summarise 29  developments in the environmental, safety and health sector. Some of the top stories this month include: A £224,000 fine for a chemical manufacturing company after a worker was exposed to chemicals A Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development consultation seeking…
Last month, Chris Stevens-Smith wrote about football cards’ new lease of life through the use of blockchain for our sister blog Sports Shorts.  The article looks at the use of crypto trading cards, and how football clubs are using technology to engage with their fans. You can read the blog here, and subscribe to Sports Shorts if you would like to receive regular updates and insights on Sports Law.…
Our Environmental, Safety & Health Practice Group has developed a suite of comprehensive UK-based training programmes to provide you with practical, commercial and tailored assistance where you might need it. These flexible courses cover various topics within the following focus areas: Health and safety Anti-bribery and corruption Food and drink/licensing Product Safety, compliance and recall Environmental Sentencing guidelines and decisions Mock interview and mock trials/hearings Our lawyers can train your board, legal team and/or operational…
Recently Chase Goldstein and Thomas Zeno contributed to our Anticorruption Blog. Their article reviews whether police can force individuals to unlock their smartphones. To unlock or not to unlock? Different rules apply depending on where you are located, as the states of Massachusetts and have seen conflicting rulings. There is also an international dimension, illustrated by a recent decision from Israel. In short, travelers must beware. Read the full post online.  …
The scope of this training includes practice and procedure for health and safety law, environment, anti-bribery and corruption, food and drink laws and product safety. Legal compliance issues can have a huge impact on the fortunes of your business. Investing in skills, knowledge and competencies at all levels of an organisation is the most effective solution to preventing and mitigating the risks impacting on every business. Our lawyers can train your board, legal team and/or…
We are pleased to share our latest edition of “frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy”. In the February edition, we summarise 19 developments in the environmental, safety and health sector. Top stories this month include: A Health and Safety Executive press release reporting the £600,000 fine of a contractor after an employee was killed by a dumper truck The £274,000 fine of a food company…