All posts by Sascha Grimm

Sascha Grimm is an Associate in Cooley's Commercial Litigation team in London. She qualified in 2009.

UK law enforcement powers stretch even further overseas – with worrying implications

A recent piece of unheralded legislation, the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 (COPOA), has provided UK law enforcement with significantly extended powers to compel the production of electronic data stored overseas. Key points COPOA came into force on 12 February 2019 – it gives UK law enforcement agencies the […]

High Court supports SFO bid to obtain documents claimed as privileged

In a landmark ruling on 8 May 2017, the High Court ordered that the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (“ENRC”) should hand over to the SFO documents prepared during an internal investigation, despite the fact that the documents had been generated by lawyers (including external solicitors). In 2011, ENRC began an […]

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act

One of the last acts of parliament was to pass the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act (“the Act”), which received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. Ostensibly, the primary purpose of this piece of legislation is to encourage entrepreneurship in the UK by helping small businesses to compete, grow […]