Europe

1307 ABA Journal Europe articles.

Deloitte’s legal arm will add up to 86 lawyers from UK law firm
Deloitte’s legal arm is acquiring the London law firm Kemp Little and up to 86 of its lawyers, including its 29 partners.
Former client acknowledges spying on BigLaw partner but says it’s a common tactic
A former Dechert client told a London judge Tuesday that spying conducted on a BigLaw partner is a common tactic in hard-fought commercial litigation.
No-deal Brexit could have drastic consequences for criminal justice

Brexit negotiations may have been extended, but lawyers and law enforcement officials continue to worry that Exit Day—the day the U.K. leaves the European Union—could bring the gears of justice to a grinding halt.

Top European Union court rules Facebook can be ordered to remove defamatory content worldwide
The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that judges in the EU can order Facebook to remove defamatory content worldwide.
Europe’s top court rules ‘right to be forgotten’ doesn’t apply to internet search results worldwide

The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that Google and other search engines are not obligated to delete links to websites and databases worldwide under a “right to be forgotten”…

French company held liable for death of employee after he had sex
The Court of Appeal in Paris has ruled that a French company is liable for the death of an employee who had a heart attack after sex with a stranger during a business trip.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge says ICE can’t issue ‘blanket’ parole denials; French judge gives rooster room to crow

ICE cannot issue ‘blanket’ parole denials to immigrants seeking asylum

Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s…

DLA Piper lawyers in the UK are targeted in email scam

Scammers posed as DLA Piper lawyers in the United Kingdom to trick an entity into making a payment to a fraudulent bank account.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority said in

As uncertainty looms over Brexit, UK law firms consider their options

While Dan Peyton’s London office may avoid the stickier aspects of Brexit, other U.S.-based firms in the U.K. and U.K.-based firms operating in Europe are trying to figure out how to operate across the European Union and with European clients in a post-Brexit world.

Proposed EU regulation to modernize copyright laws generates controversy, heated opposition

The European Parliament is preparing to vote on a new copyright directive that will clamp down on online copyright infringement and harmonize laws across its 28 member states, according to proponents. But many think the directive will chill free speech.

Some workplace humor can backfire for women, study finds

Women who use humor in some work-related situations may be perceived as disruptive or distracting, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arizona and University of Colorado…

Burger King serves up ‘Big Mac’ trademark battle in European Union

“Big Mac-ish but Flame-Grilled of Course” is one of many new menu options at Burger King in Sweden less than a month after McDonald’s Corp. lost its rights to the…

Dutch TV personality and positivity guru loses court quest for age change

A 69-year-old Dutch TV personality and “positivity guru” has lost his initial legal battle to shave 20 years off his age.

Emile Ratelband had argued he feels much younger,…

Proving consent: Tech companies are creating apps to combat sexual assault

Software developers believe they can leverage technology to bolster and prove consent: uConsent is Gunner Technology’s app designed to enshrine consent between two people. Empowering Victims created consent app We-Consent and it is developing an assault reporting tool. The Callisto app helps victims document assault incidents.

Dutch TV personality asks court for an age change

Dutch TV personality Emile Ratelband says he feels much younger than age 69, and he wants his birth certificate to reflect that.

Ratelband, a life coach and “positivity guru,” has…

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