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Social Media and International Law

Social Media

Social Media and International Law

Most companies now have a social media presence, on platforms like Facebook or Twitter, or have social media sharing functionalities on their website. This creates a number of legal challenges. In this video, Olswang Partner Andreas Splittgerber looks at the importance of factoring in international law, not just local laws, when establishing a social media presence. 

28 July 2014

Right to be forgotten

The Court of Justice of the European Union - Anti-American and anti-tech or merely Europe’s highest court?

As Google has found out, this busy and experienced court, has its own rules and applies European law. It should come therefore as little surprise to Google and now no surprise to others that if you want to trade and profit from the 500 million citizens of Europe you will be bound by its laws. Si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more; si fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

21 May 2014

Can I tell you a secret? Mitigating the risk of insider threats in Europe

Employment

Can I tell you a secret? Mitigating the risk of insider threats in Europe

The increasing use of digital technology in the workplace raises many issues for employers around data security. In this video, Partners Melanie Lane and Manteo Eisenlohr look at the employment law applicable in various European jurisdictions and discuss the steps international employers can lawfully take to reduce the risk of their workers disclosing their or their customers' confidential information.

25 March 2014

The Future of Banks: TMT Lending

TMT lending

The Future of Banks: TMT Lending

With banks finally back in the black and renewed confidence in economic recovery, Charles Kerrigan, Partner in Olswang's finance group, argues that businesses in the TMT sector should tackle borrowing with a strategic approach. A variety of lenders, from growth finance to debt funds specialists, retail banks and governments around the world, are looking at the TMT sector as one of the fastest growth paths to stimulate the economy. Businesses in the TMT sector should therefore capitalise on their intellectual property: identify the value of their IP, protect it and use it to build a solid case for investment. 

20 August 2013

The Industrialisation of IT

IT

The Industrialisation of IT

This video looks at a recent area of focus, the industrialisation of IT. It illustrates what industrialisation of IT means for businesses, what  its key applications are and assesses its benefits and risks.

28 May 2013

Guide to Advertising Gambling in Great Britain

Gambling advertising

Guide to Advertising Gambling in Great Britain

The advertising of gambling products (including, in some cases, "play for free" games) is tightly regulated in Great Britain. Advertisers will need to be aware of the diverse restrictions that apply to them, including those that govern when, where and how they can advertise their products. This is a beginner's guide to advertising gambling in Great Britain.

07 May 2013

The Future of Banks: High street vs online

Banking

The Future of Banks: High street vs online

In this video, Charles Kerrigan, Partner in Olswang's finance group, looks at the recent high street insolvencies and how these affect banks in their dual capacity as loan providers to high street retailers and their landlords.

27 February 2013

The Future of Banks: New developments in lending

Banking

The Future of Banks: New developments in lending

In this video, Charles Kerrigan, Partner in Olswang's finance group, looks at the reasons behind the significant increase in the number of supply-chain financing transactions and analyses how this affects the rationale behind lending.  

20 December 2012

The Future of Banks: New entrants in the market

Banking

The Future of Banks: New entrants in the market

In this video, Charles Kerrigan, Partner in Olswang's finance group, looks at new entrants in the financial services market, not all of whom have a financial services background, and how they use or could use the trust placed in their brands to enter the financial services space.  

31 October 2012

Tomorrow's Media: The Data Debates

Data Debates

Tomorrow's Media: The Data Debates

On Thursday 11 October 2012, Olswang hosted the launch event for a new project "Tomorrow's Media: the Data Debates". In this video, John Enser, Media Partner at Olswang, explains the key drivers behind this programme of research, analysis and debate intended to stimulate a positive discussion about the impact of digital data on the media industry and its implications for businesses, consumers and policy-makers.

 

22 October 2012

Tomorrow's Media: The Data Debates (video)

Tomorrow's Media: The Data Debates (video)

On Thursday 11 October 2012, Olswang hosted the launch event for a new project "Tomorrow's Media: the Data Debates". In this video, John Enser, Media Partner at Olswang, explains the key drivers behind this programme of research, analysis and debate intended to stimulate a positive discussion about the impact of digital data on the media industry and its implications for businesses, consumers and policy-makers.

 

22 October 2012

Managing debt levels through academy programmes

Football

Managing debt levels through academy programmes

David Roberts, Olswang Corporate Partner, looks at one of the key issues when considering buying a football club: the level of debt that currently exists on the balance sheet of the club. More specifically, David discusses how the Financial Fair Play regulations can help manage debt levels through academy programmes.

12 October 2012

Bank Brands

Bank brands

Bank Brands

In light of the damages done to bank brands in recent months, Charles Kerrigan, Finance Partner at Olswang, discusses the value of bank brands in the public's mind and the various brand approaches adopted by banks in this respect.

01 August 2012

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