Oliver Sullivan

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What Does the Brexit Decision Mean for TTIP?

24th June 2016
Following the referendum, Brexit is about to become a reality. Myriad negotiations will ensue to determine how a future trade between Britain and the European Union might work once the Lisbon treaty is invoked. In parallel, there is another trade deal under review that has renewed importance for a newly independent Britain: The Transatlantic Trade […]
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Brexit: PwC's Insight into Banking & Fintech Sectors

24th June 2016
Simon Hunt, UK head of banking and capital markets at PwC, commented: "The UK is one of the world’s leading financial centres. The banking sector plays a major part in generating exports of £23bn to the EU, which helps to drive an overall trade surplus in financial services of £20bn. Retaining this position is the […]
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Wife Implores UN to Speak Up for Imprisoned Chinese Dissident

23rd June 2016
The wife of an imprisoned Chinese dissident has called on the international community to urge China to allow her husband to receive life-saving medical treatment. Writer and 'barefoot lawyer’ Guo Feixiong (Yang Maodong) had been active in a range of pro-democracy and anti-corruption campaigns and had called for the Chinese Government to meet the standards […]
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GDPR Creates an Implementation Challenge for eDisclosure

23rd June 2016
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) intends to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the EU, but how will this affect the eDisclosure industry and what new challenges does it present? James Merritt, Director of Forensic Technology & eDisclosure at CityDocs, discusses. What is the GDPR? Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament […]
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Senior In-House Lawyers’ Total Earnings Jump £8,130

22nd June 2016
Senior in-house lawyers have seen their pay rise by £8,130 this year, according to the latest research from specialist legal and compliance recruiter Laurence Simons. According to the research, lawyers’ average total earnings (basic salary and bonus) now stand at £165,190 – which is £8,130 (5%) higher than 2015’s typical package (£157,060). This has been […]
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More IT Investment Needed For Law Firms

22nd June 2016
Cost of premises is increasing yet firms are still not investing in IT and remote working, highlights MHA Legal Benchmarking Report. The latest annual legal benchmarking review from MHA, the UK-wide group of accountancy and business advisory firms, points to encouraging signs of growth for a second year, most notably through an upturn in the […]
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CMA Guides Businesses on Online Competition Law

21st June 2016
The CMA has written an open letter to businesses alerting them that, if suppliers restrict their retailers’ prices, that can break the law. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) open letter is accompanied by an at-a-glance guide to the law and follows two recent cases in which businesses were fined a combined total of more than £3 million for engaging […]
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