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Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms and Conditions

1.1 These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) set out below will govern your use of this website which can be found at (the “Website”).

1.2 The Website is owned and operated by Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP a firm of Solicitors, whose address is 35 Vine Street, London, EC3N 2AA (“us”, “we”, “our” or "FFW""). For the purposes of these Terms, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP includes any and all Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP subsidiary undertakings, co-branded businesses and joint ventures which may exist from time to time. These terms apply equally to Field Fisher Waterhouse France LLP and to Field Fisher Waterhouse Deutschland LLP.

1.3 Please read these Terms carefully. By accessing and using the Website you are deemed to have read, understood and agreed to the Terms.

2. Disclaimer

2.1 This Website may contain information, text, data, graphics, photographs, videos, sound recordings, illustrations, artwork, names, logos, trade marks, service marks and information about Field Fisher Waterhouse, its areas of legal practice and general information on certain areas of law which may be provided in the form of documents, podcasts or via an RSS feed (the “Information”).

2.2 Except where it is otherwise expressly stated, the Information is not intended to, nor does it, constitute legal, accounting, business, financial, tax or other professional advice or services. The Information is provided on an information basis only and should not be relied upon. If you need advice or services on a specific matter, please contact us directly using the contact details for the relevant partner or fee earner found on the Website.

2.3 The Website and Information is provided “AS IS” and on an “AS AVAILABLE” basis and we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of the Website or any of the Information. We have tried to ensure that all the Information provided on the Website is correct at the time of publication. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Field Fisher Waterhouse for any errors, omissions, or inaccurate Information on the Website. Further, Field Fisher Waterhouse does not warrant that the Website or any of the Information will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defects will be corrected.

2.4 Although Field Fisher Waterhouse attempts to ensure that the Information contained in this Website is accurate and up-to-date, we accept no liability for the results of any action taken on the basis of the Information it contains and all implied warranties, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy are excluded from these Terms to the extent that they may be excluded as a matter of law.

2.5 In no event will Field Fisher Waterhouse be liable for any loss including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss, or any damages arising from loss of use, data or profits, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or any of the Information.

3. Linking

3.1 Websites or web pages to which this Website is linked are for information purposes only and have not been reviewed by Field Fisher Waterhouse. We accept no responsibility for the content of such websites or web pages, nor do we accept responsibility for any losses or penalties incurred as a result of your use of any links or reliance on the content of any website to which this site is linked. Field Fisher Waterhouse does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external websites that link to this site or contained in this site.

3.2 You may not frame, link or deep-link this Website to any other website without our prior written consent. Should you wish to frame or to set up a link / deep-link to our Website please contact

4. Computer Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses

4.1 Whilst we use reasonable endeavours to protect this Website from computer viruses, worms, Trojan Horses and similar detrimental code (the “Destructive Features”), we do not warrant that the Website is free from such Destructive Features and accept no liability for any damage that may result from the transmission of any Destructive Feature via this Website or via any files which are available for you to download from the Website.

5. Copyright and Reproduction

5.1 Except as is otherwise indicated, Field Fisher Waterhouse is the owner of the copyright in all the Information featured on this Website and of all related intellectual property rights, including but not limited to all database rights, trade marks, registered trade marks, service marks and logos.

5.2 You are permitted to download, print, store temporarily, retrieve and display Information from the Website on a computer screen (or in the case of a podcast or an RSS feed on a mobile phone or iPod), print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to the network) for your personal use or for internal use within your organisation.

5.3 You are not permitted (except where you have been given express permission to do so) to adapt or modify the Information on this Website or any part of it and the Information or any part of it may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any other way to any third parties for commercial gain.

6. Data Protection and the Field Fisher Waterhouse Privacy Policy

6.1 We may require basic information which identifies you as an individual (“Personal Information”), such as your name, email address and phone number, in order to enable you to take advantage of particular services that we offer, for example when you send us a question / request from our “contact us” page, request one of our newsletters or further information on a specific department. We will only use such Personal Information for the purposes of providing information which you have requested, or for other purposes set out in these Terms.

6.2 We may on occasion make use of Personal Information that we collect in order to help us administer the Website and/or for marketing purposes. We may for instance send you information about our services that we feel might be of particular interest to you. If you do not wish us to make use of your Personal Information in this way, please email We will also give you the opportunity to opt out of future marketing whenever we send you marketing material.

6.3 Except (i) to the extent that we are required to do so by law, (ii) in connection with any legal proceedings (including prospective legal proceedings), or (iii) in order to establish, exercise or defend the legal rights of Field Fisher Waterhouse, we will not disclose your Personal Information to any other party without first obtaining your permission.

6.4 Employees, contractors and agents of Field Fisher Waterhouse may be given access to any Personal Information which we collect, but their use shall be limited to the performance of their duties. Our employees, contractors and agents who have access to your Personal Information are required to keep that information confidential and are not permitted to use it for any purposes other than to enable you to use the Website or to deal with requests which you submit to us.

6.5 The website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policy of such websites.

6.6 When you visit our Website a small amount of data known as a “cookie” may be stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies include information concerning for example the type of web-browser you are using. We use cookies to help us monitor the way in which the Website is used, which in turn helps us to ensure that the Website is relevant to its users. Field Fisher Waterhouse does not use cookie technology to collect Personal Information. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your hard drive. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this. You may also wish to refer to Note that you may not be able to take advantage of certain services or facilities on the Website if you do refuse a cookie.

6.7 The Internet is a global environment and using the Internet to collect and process data can involve the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing our Website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge our processing of data in this way. However, we will endeavour to protect all Personal Information collected through our Website in accordance with strict data protection standards.

6.8 For more information on the Field Fisher Waterhouse Privacy Policy, our use of cookies or to obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you please contact, tel: +44 (0)20 7861 4000 (Marketing Department).

7. Changes to the Terms

7.1 Field Fisher Waterhouse reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Website, the Information or these Terms. Should these Terms be amended, Field Fisher Waterhouse will publish details of the amendments on the Website. By continuing to use the Website you agree to be bound by these Terms as amended.

8. Severability

8.1 If these Terms or any part of them should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable under the laws of any state or country in which these Terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent that they are so illegal, invalid or unenforceable, they shall in that state or country be treated as severed and deleted from these Terms and the remaining Terms shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable in that state or country.

9. Events beyond our control

9.1 Field Fisher Waterhouse will not be responsible for any breach of these Terms caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.

10. File Download

10.1 Certain files of Information are available for download from the Website. These files of Information are subject to these Terms.

11. Governing law

11.1 These Terms are subject to English law and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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