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Deal06 September 2022
Lewis Silkin has advised its client, Sopra Steria Limited, on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of transport simulator expert, Graffica Limited.
19 August 2022
The new Scale-up route launches on 22 August 2022. Unusual features of the route include that sponsorship is available only to hyper-growth businesses, and that after the first six months, Scale-up visas cease to be sponsored. The latter aspect means that employers of ‘unsponsored’ Scale-up visa holders will benefit from understanding the requirements for maintaining status under the route.
Press Release15 August 2022
35-strong team consolidating into a single location in the heart of Belfast city centre.
22 June 2022
In this next instalment of our Metaverse 101 series, we look at some of the regulatory issues to consider when selling and distributing cryptoassets (we covered regulatory issues concerning the advertising of cryptoassets in our earlier article). As this is a new and developing area of law, there are often more questions than there are answers. This post explores the relevant regulatory regimes applicable to cryptoassets for which the UK Financial Conduct Authority has responsibility.
19 May 2022
There is no doubt that technology has been the fastest evolving element we have seen in offices. Remote working forced a switch to the use of virtual technologies for staff and organisations alike. IT departments had to respond to the challenge in order to keep business running and to bridge the gap between commercial and domestic data networks.
07 April 2022
What happened? And so 4 April 2022 may come to be seen as a pivotal turning point for the future of cryptoassets in the UK.
11 February 2022
The metaverse and virtual reality offer opportunities but look set to throw up new employment issues around diversity, misconduct and more. Are we ready?
The Law Commissions’ final report on driverless cars proposes shifting liability away from the person in the driving seat…31 January 2022
Following a three-stage project including safety assurance and legal liability and HARPS (looking at how automated vehicles could be used to improve public transport), the Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission have published their eagerly awaited report on autonomous vehicles.
11 January 2022
Welcome to this year’s technology predictions! Technology certainly continues to present a growling engine of change but there is no escaping the fact that it really does create opportunities to ‘do a job that customers want done’. And with that intro, we dive straight into our predictions!
National firm’s subscription service “will change the way we work”: David Willbe comments for Legal Futures
Press21 December 2021
National law firm BLM launched a subscription service for commercial work this week which it describes as “a long-term project which will change the way we work”.
A new report for the Future of Work Hub: “Eight drivers of change – the future of work” (By James Davies, Lewis Silkin LLP)22 November 2021
The last few years have marked a unique period of turbulence and uncertainty. The landscape of the world of work is changing as the world adjusts to the lasting effects of the pandemic alongside longer-term, large-scale drivers of change.
Buy Now Pay Later: FCA regulation appears to be looming. What might this mean for those offering this form of payment option?29 October 2021
Businesses that offer regulated credit agreements must be authorised to do so by the UK’s FCA and must comply with relevant FCA rules as well as requirements in the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and subsidiary legislation.
22 September 2021
Lewis Silkin has announced the launch of Cube by Lewis Silkin, the firm’s new offering tailored to meet the needs of founders, startups, and investors and help them navigate the unique legal challenges of high-growth potential businesses face.
15 September 2021
On-demand programme services (ODPS) have been regulated for many years now, but since November 2020 the definition of an ODPS has been significantly extended. Guidance issued by Ofcom in September 2021 clarifies who has to notify, and who, therefore, will be regulated as an ODPS. No longer is it just “TV-like” services that are regulated.
03 September 2021
The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has imposed a record €225 million fine on WhatsApp Ireland Limited for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) transparency obligations “with regard to the provision of information and the transparency of that information to both users and non-users of WhatsApp’s service”, including information about the processing of their data between WhatsApp and other Facebook companies.
17 June 2021
Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.
De-risking Digital Business Dreams: James Gill, Victor Timon and Helen Hart write for ICLG - Digital Business Laws and Regulations 2021
Press08 June 2021
It is undisputed that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of digital change. Since then, many consider that at least 10 years' development has taken place. Last year's Guide neatly highlighted five key forces of disruption that are set to transform businesses, including 5G and with it, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Autonomy, Hybridity and Blockchain. These remain highly relevant.
Press21 April 2021
In this Chapter, Victor describes the current AI environment in Ireland and some of the opportunities and challenges which arise from that.
Press15 April 2021
Lewis Silkin has announced the hire of Wendy Saunders—a financial services, markets law and regulation expert—as a legal director. Her addition to the team further bolsters the firm’s financial services offering, as well as provides additional expertise for the technology & communications sector.
Press Release13 April 2021
Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the hire of Wendy Saunders – a financial services, markets law and regulation expert – as a Legal Director. Her addition to the team further bolsters the firm’s financial services offering, as well as provides additional expertise for the technology & communications sector.