Whistleblowing policy in your business

A 2019 whitepaper has revealed that 35% of UK businesses surveyed online have no system in place for whistleblowing.  The report by EQS gathered online feedback from 1400 companies in Germany, France, Switzerland and Great Britain with the…

The GTDT Practice Guides – Franchise has been published!

FLINN lawyers, Leonard Hawkes and Benoit Simpelaere, have contributed on part 5: Other Legal Considerations, Electronic Commerce, Social Media and Franchising to the published Practice Guides: Franchise 2019. Please click here for more…

Designers should buck up their ideas

There are many cases where infringement of intellectual property is done with no intent or malice.  In particular people in the creative fields can fall foul of someone else’s copyright where the wrong is not deliberate plagiarism but has…

Odebrecht Files for Reorganization - Largest Case in Brazil

Brazilian powerhouse Odebrecht filed for the largest reorganization procedure in Brazil, with a total debt of BRL 98.5 Billion (approx. USD 25.25 Billion). Odebrecht started out in 1944 as a construction company, and diversified its investments…

General Data Protection Law Amendment approved by Brazilian Congress

The Brazilian congress recently approved Provisional Measure no. 869/2018, and its final enactment depends now on the sanction by Brazilian President Mr. Jair Bolsonaro. Regardless of the pending enactment, however, the mentioned piece of legislation…

Internet of Things (“IoT”) Consultation

In recent years, an increasing number of household items such as speakers, televisions and freezers are becoming “smart” and making using of Internet of Things (“IoT”) solutions. The increase in such products looks set to continue but…

Join us! FLINN Cup - Inter Law Firm Competition

The FLINN Cup is the 7th regatta of the Ostend Cup series, organized by Ostend Sailing each year during the first week-end of September. It includes a friendly INTER LAW FIRM COMPETITION amongst Belgian and International Law Firms. We…

CETA Opinion from the CJEU

The Brussels Office of the UK Law Societies and Flinn Law firm held a panel discussion Tuesday morning, 14 May, about the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) Opinion (delivered on 30th April) regarding the CETA Investment Court System (ICS) and the autonomy…

UK: Parental bereavement: New guidance

Most employers will recognise the need to show compassion and support when faced with an employee whose child has died. However, from April 2020 bereaved parents will be entitled to paid leave under the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act…