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Day 1 in the Supreme Court: minimal change to the Government's case

6 December 2016

By Andrew Eaton and Oliver Travers

Yesterday was the first day of the Supreme Court hearing of the Article 50 challenge (R (Miller and Ors) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union).

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy

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Oh "No": Italy votes against Referendum

5 December 2016

By Jeffrey Greenbaum

Yesterday Italians took to the polls to vote on proposed constitutional changes, aimed at streamlining the legislative activity of the Italian Parliament. The overwhelming result, 'no', has led to the subsequent resignation of PM Matteo Renzi. We explore the implications for the country's political and financial stability, as well as the broader ramifications for Brexit and the EU.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: Italy

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EU Trade Secrets and the Brexit context

1 December 2016

There is no doubt that trade secrets are valuable business assets. Yet with greater use of outsourcing and easier access to data, there is currently an increased risk of trade secrets misuse. In this blog, we outline how your business can best protect this confidential information and the related Brexit effect.

Read the full blog post here.

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Services: Intellectual Property

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The Italian Referendum: How I learned to stop worrying and love certainty

1 December 2016

By Jeffrey Greenbaum, Partner

On 4 December 2016, a constitutional referendum will be held in Italy (the "Referendum"). Voters will be asked whether they approve the proposed amendments to the Italian Constitution, which are aimed at streamlining the legislative activity of the Italian Parliament as well as reviewing the allocation of powers between State, Regions, and administrative entities.

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Industries: Financial Institutions
Jurisdictions: Italy

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Only Connect

28 November 2016

By Peter Watts

Brexit reveals a society divided by the power of technology – post-Brexit the UK needs to harness that power to heal the wounds.

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Industries: TMT
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom