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General

References on this website to 'Eversheds Sutherland', 'law firm' and 'legal practice' are to the members of Eversheds Sutherland Limited, including Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP and Eversheds Sutherland (U.S.) LLP and their respective controlled, managed and affiliated firms and the members of Eversheds Sutherland (Europe) Limited (together the 'Eversheds Sutherland Entities' and each an 'Eversheds Sutherland Entity') or (as the context requires) the Eversheds Sutherland Entities collectively.

Any reference on this website to an individual lawyer/solicitor or attorney by title, (for example, “partner”, “director” or “associate”) is a reference to such individual’s title in the Eversheds Sutherland Entity in which he/she practices. With respect to references to "a partner" or "partners" of an Eversheds Sutherland Entity, the term "partner" indicates a member of the respective Eversheds Sutherland Entity or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. It should not be construed as indicating that the members of the respective Eversheds Sutherland Entity are carrying on business in partnership for the purposes of the UK Partnership Act 1890 or for any other purpose under the law of any jurisdiction in which an Eversheds Sutherland Entity practices.

These terms, as amended by us from time to time, set out the basis on which you may use this website and also provide information about the way we provide services. By using this website you are indicating your acceptance of these terms.

Terms of Use

Where access to restricted parts of this site is subject to more specific terms, those terms apply instead of these Terms of Use.

Use of this website and/or communication by you through this website does not establish a lawyer/attorney-client relationship. Any e-mail sent through this website is not confidential and is not protected by privilege.

We cannot agree to maintain the confidentiality of communications sent through this website. Please do not send us any information about your legal matter unless and until a formal client relationship has been established. Our professional obligations require that before accepting any new client or new matter, we must determine whether there are any actual or potential conflicts with any of our existing or former clients.

If you wish to inquire into becoming a client of the firm, please request a personal contact. We will not consider any e-mail regarding new client representation other than a request for a personal contact.

Reliance on Information posted

Eversheds Sutherland takes all reasonable care to ensure that the materials and information on this website are accurate and complete. However, they are provided for general information purposes only, not for the purpose of providing legal advice, and do not necessarily reflect the present law or regulations. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to its accuracy or completeness and therefore the information on this website should not be relied upon. The information and materials are not intended to be comprehensive or to include advice on which you may rely. You should always consult a suitably qualified lawyer/attorney on any specific legal matter.

Any views expressed at or through this website are the views of the individual author and may not reflect the views of Eversheds Sutherland or any other individual lawyer/attorney.

All liability is excluded in respect of any loss or damage which may arise in connection with the use of or reliance upon any materials and information (including audio information) appearing on this website.

Attorney/Lawyer Advertising

Pursuant to applicable rules of professional conduct, this website may constitute or contain advertising. Prior results in one matter do not guarantee a similar outcome in a different matter. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. The hiring of a lawyer/attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you make a decision, ask us to send you information about our qualifications and experience.

To the extent that professional conduct rules in any U.S. jurisdiction require Eversheds Sutherland (U.S.) LLP to designate a principal office and/or single attorney responsible for this website, Eversheds Sutherland (U.S.) LLP designates its office in Atlanta, Georgia and Mark D. Wasserman as the attorney responsible for this website.

Links

Links from this site to any other website are provided for convenience only, and do not imply affiliation with or endorsement by Eversheds Sutherland. Eversheds Sutherland cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which users have provided while visiting such websites. Users should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. Eversheds Sutherland is not responsible for the content or operation of external websites that link to this site or which are linked from this site and disclaims all liability, howsoever occurring, in respect of the content or operation of any such external websites.

You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without our prior consent. To obtain such consent please contact contactdatabase@eversheds-sutherland.com.

Anti-corruption

Eversheds Sutherland’s approach to bribery and corruption is one of zero tolerance. All people within Eversheds Sutherland are required to act honestly and with integrity at all times and must not offer or receive gifts and hospitality that could improperly influence, or be perceived to influence, business decision making. We will not directly or indirectly engage in bribery or corruption in any form.

Everyone in Eversheds Sutherland is required to comply with relevant anti-bribery laws and regulations. We expect all our business partners to have similar policies which apply to all matters involving Eversheds Sutherland or its clients.

Governing Law

Use of this website and the legal notices contained on the website shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of England and Wales and all parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Cookie and Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the ways in which we may use and protect information that we obtain from you when you use this website.

If you have any questions or need further information about our privacy practices please contact contactdatabase@eversheds-sutherland.com.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information collection

Eversheds Sutherland may monitor visits to this website and retain information about its users (including, without limitation, the use of cookies and other browser-generated information, and also any personal information you provide when communicating with us).

We may collect the following information:

General

  • Information you provide by completing forms on the website, including information you give us when registering on our website, subscribing to services or submitting material or requesting further information;
  • Information you provide if you contact us (for example, an email address);
  • Details of visits made to our website, for further information see section on Cookies below.

Recruitment

Information supplied for recruitment purposes. If you apply for a vacancy or submit your curriculum vitae through this website you will provide information about yourself which may include Sensitive Personal Data, as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998, or confidential information as defined under applicable U.S. law. By submitting this information you are expressly consenting to us using this information to assess your application and to allow us to carry out monitoring activities required of us as an equal opportunities employer. Information supplied for recruitment purposes will not be used for marketing purposes.

Use of your information

The information provided will be used

  • to provide this website and any of our other services to you;
  • provide services to clients where this requires processing your information on their behalf;
  • improve this website and our services;
  • for internal business administration including fulfilling any legal requirements;
  • to provide you with information and services that you request from us or where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes providing you with information which we feel may be of interest to you;
  • recruitment/selection procedures.

Disclosure of your information

Your information will not be disclosed to unrelated third parties except as otherwise provided for in this Policy.

As an international law practice, in order to provide this website and other services we may need to transfer your information to locations outside the jurisdiction in which you are viewing this website. This may include transferring your information to jurisdictions outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) where the law may provide less protection for personal information.

In addition we may disclose your information to third parties where:

  • you have consented for us to do so;
  • we are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example to comply with anti-money laundering regulations);
  • we merge, re-organise or transfer all or part of our business in which case your information will be disclosed to potential or actual successors of the business;
  • we use third party service providers to provide services that involve data processing (where we use service providers we will ensure the appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your information).

Security

The internet is not a secure medium, however, Eversheds Sutherland is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to secure information against loss, misuse, damage or modification and unauthorized access or disclosure. Where we use third parties to provide related services involving information you supply, we require them meet appropriate security standards.

Cookies and IP addresses

Eversheds Sutherland uses technology to collect information about the use of the website and to distinguish you from other users of our websites in order to improve your experience when you browse the website.

In order to collect the information this website uses cookies. For further information please see our cookie policy.

Your rights

You are entitled to request details of the information we hold about you, if you would like to request a copy of your information or would like to change the information we hold about you please contact contactdatabase@eversheds-sutherland.com.

Further details about our data protection obligations and your rights to access or modify your information are set out at www.eversheds-sutherland.com/usefulinformation.

At any time if you would prefer to stop receiving marketing materials from us please use the “unsubscribe” option included in the email or other material.

Status of this Policy

Your use constitutes acceptance of the terms of this policy as amended by us from time to time.

This policy form part of our website terms of use.

Copyright

Copyright in the pages forming this website belongs to the Eversheds Sutherland Entities unless otherwise stated. All rights are reserved.

You may print or download any material on this web site and retain a copy of it for your personal use or for the use of anyone in your organization.

Copies of materials from this site may be distributed to third parties for their personal use provided that:

  • you do so free of charge;
  • the content of the material and the copyright notices remain intact;
  • you agree that the communication of the materials will not be misleading, inaccurate, used for any illegal purpose or in a manner that would bring us into disrepute;
  • you inform the third party that these terms apply and the third party agrees to comply with these terms.

You will require our permission to make any other use of the material, including, in particular, its incorporation into any other electronic or hard copy document.

Copyright in some materials available on this website belong to third parties (Third Party Documents) and such materials have been produced on this website with the permission of the third party copyright owners. Unless otherwise specified you may not copy or distribute or otherwise make available or communicate to the public any part of a Third Party Document or use it for any commercial purpose.