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Advertising & Marketing Disputes

Lewis Silkin’s disputes team have years of unsurpassed experience in all types of advertising & marketing disputes, acting for advertisers, agencies, production companies and media owners.

Our experience includes:

  • making and defending ASA and other regulatory challenges through judicial review when necessary
  • bringing and defending competitor complaints particularly in relation to comparative advertising
  • dealing with consumer claims and trading standards’ investigations
  • disputes over plagiarism and other IP infringements and defamation
  • fallings out between advertisers and agencies over service or transparency issues
  • contractual claims involving the production and dissemination of advertising and marketing materials

We also have expertise in relation to digital, online and social media advertising which often involves cutting-edge data protection, privacy and regulatory issues.  In addition, we are often involved in employment, corporate and real estate related disputes in the advertising & marketing sectors, such as employee and discrimination claims, shareholder and SPA warranty matters and issues over property leases or planning permissions for advertising sites. 

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Major overhaul to disclosure coming: are you ready?

22 November 2018

Documents win and lose cases. On 1 January 2019, fundamental changes to the disclosure process are due to come into force as part of a pilot scheme in the Business & Property Courts across England and Wales.

Andrew Wanambwa writes for FT Adviser: Unexplained Wealth Orders

15 November 2018

In an article for FT Adviser, Andrew Wanambwa discusses the powerful new weapon in the armoury of enforcement agencies, unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs).

Out of court appointments of administrators: a return to reason

13 November 2018

When appointing administrators out of court, there is requirement to specify the date and time the appointment is made. This is a development arising since April 2017 as a result of the Insolvency Rules 2016 coming into force. Given that appointments are generally effective at the point of filing, it has been unclear how (absent a crystal ball) practitioners should address the requirement when preparing the Notice of Appointment form. A recent High Court decision resolves the issue, confirming that a notice making reference to a future filing is acceptable.

Dispute Resolution Update - October 2018

01 November 2018

Welcome to our October 2018 Dispute Resolution Update which brings you news and our views on law and practice for dispute resolution. We’ve included articles on domestic disputes and international disputes, including summaries of recent cases. We have also included client guides on key aspects of dispute resolution.

SFO v ENRC landmark privilege case: no appeal but the story continues…

10 October 2018

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed that it will not appeal the Court of Appeal’s landmark ruling that documents created during an internal investigation by Eurasion Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) were protected by litigation privilege and do not have to be disclosed to the SFO. However, the story does not end there because in a new twist, ENRC has applied for a judicial review of the SFO’s investigation into criminal allegations of corruption and financial wrongdoing by ENRC.

SFO V ENRC: Landmark privilege decision by Court of Appeal

10 September 2018

The Court of Appeal has handed down its much anticipated decision in the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited (“ENRC”) appeal. In a judgment that will leave many lawyers breathing a heavy sigh of relief, the Court of Appeal overturned large parts of Mrs Justice Andrews’ first instance decision.

Dispute Resolution Update - July 2018

27 July 2018

Welcome to our July 2018 Dispute Resolution Update which brings you news and our views on law and practice for dispute resolution. We’ve included articles on domestic disputes and international disputes, including summaries of recent cases. We have also included client guides on key aspects of dispute resolution.

Legal Professional Privilege

06 July 2018

This guide is intended to provide a brief overview of legal professional privilege. It also identifies some practical steps which will help to maintain privilege and concludes with a privilege “flowchart” and table of commonly used terms.

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