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Recent Developments In Information Technology Law

Katharina Scheja

Lars Lensdorf

Thomas Heymann

German IT law has been influenced by three legal projects and a couple of interesting court decisions, all of which will affect the IT industry.

Is It Time for Privacy 2.0?

Christopher Millard

‘Modern’ data protection laws first appeared in 1970 (in Germany) as a response to the use of computers to process information about people. At that time, however, there were relatively few computers and most were in the public or academic sectors, and at a few large corporations. Moreover, these machines tended to be housed in secure locations without direct connections to the outside world. For regulators, the task of tracking and supervising the processing of personal data might have been a realistic objective initially, although not for long.

A view of retail development in the United States

Richard R Goldberg

The last twenty years have seen a dramatic shift in retail development in the United States.

New Pollution Regulation Under the Canada Shipping Act

Michael J Bird

M Clete Purcell

On 1 July 2001, the Canada Shipping Act 2001 (CSA 2001) replaced the Canada Shipping Act (CSA) as the primary legislation governing marine transport, pollution and safety, but it did not come into force until 1 July 2007, when certain regulations to clothe the statute also came into effect. The old CSA was initially based on the British Merchant Shipping Act of 1894 and was amended over the years on an ad hoc basis.

What Makes a Good Litigator?

Geoffrey Timms - Group Head of Legal Legal & General Group plc.

Geoffrey Timms, Group Head of Legal, Legal & General Group plc.

The invitation to write the introductory article has allowed the opportunity to reflect with colleagues as to what makes a good litigator. Below is a selection of the qualities that I believe are seen in the best litigators that I have come across both acting for Legal & General and against it.

The Most Controversial Lawyer in United States M&A

Richard Hall

In 2005, I boldly awarded the title of “The Most Significant M&A Lawyer in the United States” to Delaware vicechancellor Leo Strine. On this occasion, I will pursue a more controversial title: “The MostControversial M&A Lawyer in the United States”, and I bestow it on Professor Lucian A Bebchuk, from the Harvard Law School.

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