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ED KEMP WRITES ON THE NEW LANDSCAPE OF DIFC EMPLOYMENT LAW
Added: 17.06.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  International & Offshore
The new Employment Law in the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) has been enacted and will take effect from 28 August 2019. The new Law contains a variety of changes compared to the draft Law which was published for consultation in March 2018 (LINK) with some interesting potential repercussions. Ed Kemp reviews aspects of the new Law (LINK).
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The Rise of esports
Added: 17.06.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law
The Rise of e-Sports: Ashley Cukier and Jonny Madill discuss the legal and regulatory issues surrounding their unprecedented growth
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Prosyscor Limited v. Netsweeper Inc and Others [2019] ECHW 1302 (IPEC)
Added: 11.06.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
The recent case of Prosyscor v. Netsweeper concerned a dispute of ownership of a patent application, where the applicant’s employer claimed ownership. The judgement, given by the Presiding Judge of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, HHJ Hacon, considers the principles underpinning employee inventions.
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Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Limited: the enforceability of a covenant included in an NDA nego
Added: 11.06.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
Readers will be familiar with the principle that covenants in service agreements are more likely to be struck down as unreasonable restraints of trade than those in share sale agreements.
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Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners: bad leavers, loyalty and restraint of trade
Added: 11.06.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
An employer seeking to guard against the loss of key employees has a range of tools to achieve that end. A plethora of decisions address the approach to post-termination restrictive covenants. Far less attention has been given to the role of financial disincentives to leaving, such as might typically operate through bad leaver provisions in a long term incentive plan or share ownership scheme.
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