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23 November 2022 - News

Watch this space – Is this the end for public registers of beneficial ownership in the UK?

A successful challenge has been made by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to the existence of public registers containing information on the beneficial owners of registered entities. The CJEU has just released a ground-breaking judgment making…

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21 November 2022 - News

Police and disproportionate data retention

A recent High Court case demonstrates that the Police don’t have an automatic right to hold information about individuals indefinitely. The decision in AB V Chief Constable British Transport Police [2022] EWHC 2749 (KB) (7 November 2022) illustrates the scope…

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18 November 2022 - News

Another nail in the coffin for low value data breach claims

The recent judgment of Mr Justice Knowles in Driver v CPS [2022] EWHC 2500 (KB), awarding just £250 damages, is yet another helpful decision which businesses will welcome for the common sense approach adopted to a low value data breach…

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13 October 2022 - Announcement

Harbottle & Lewis advises on sale of Kindle Entertainment to Banijay Kids & Family

Harbottle & Lewis has advised the shareholders of Kindle Entertainment, an award-winning, female-led production company, on the sale of the company to Banijay Kids & Family. The move will strengthen Banijay’s offering within the Family & Kids section allowing it…

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13 October 2022 - News

Identity of Instructing Individuals Not Protected by Privilege

In the case of Loreley Financing (Jersey) No 30 Ltd v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2022] EWHC 1136 (Comm) the High Court has clarified, for the first time, that whether the identity of those communicating with a lawyer on…

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10 October 2022 - Announcement

Harbottle & Lewis advises Driift on its acquisition of Dreamstage

Harbottle & Lewis has advised Driift Holdings Ltd, on its acquisition of sales and technology platform Dreamstage, Inc. from Deezer and other shareholders.

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