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Three big questions about AI in financial services

by White & Case LLP on

To ride the rising wave of AI, financial services companies will have to navigate evolving standards, regulations and risk dynamics—particularly regarding data rights, algorithmic accountability and cybersecurity....more

THE LATEST: EU Commission Fines Facebook EUR 110 million for Providing Incorrect or Misleading Information

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Commission’s EUR 110 million fine on Facebook for breach of its procedural obligations under the EU merger control rules underscores the need to submit full, accurate and reliable information during the Commission’s...more

"E-Commerce in India on the Rise"

Despite the headwinds facing Indian e-commerce start-ups, some of which had irrational cost structures and business models based solely on discounts, the overall success and potential of this sector, as well as its...more

Ninth Amendment to German Act Against Restraints of Competition to Take Effect Soon

by Morgan Lewis on

Key changes triggered by the amendment relate to a company’s liability for cartel infringements, the introduction of a transaction value test into merger control, private enforcement through the implementation of the EU...more

Changes to Polish Antimonopoly Law in a Nutshell

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (Urzad Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentów, “UOKiK”) has recently published its 2015 annual report presenting its first experiences with the recent amendments to Polish...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.20.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We’ve heard about VW’s $15 billion settlement to resolve US claims by owners and regulators, but a spate of recent state AG-led actions shows that the fallout from the emissions cheating scandal is far from over. NY, MA, and...more

Tobacco Cases Expose Tension Between Antitrust and Public Health

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) regarding the sale of tobacco products highlights a long-standing tension between two sets of laws: antitrust/competition laws, which seek to keep products affordable...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 11.30.15

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Another Black Friday has come and gone (and hey, welcome to Cyber Monday and a big financial week ahead), but the truth is that it’s not quite what it used to be—both for brick-and-mortar retailers and for those using it to...more

EU Privacy Law May Require Individual Third Party Consent for Sale of Customer Email Lists

by Morgan Lewis on

Parties to transactions involving personal data in Europe are well-advised to investigate whether individual consent or the offer of opt-outs are required to avoid the risk of fines and other sanctions imposed by the DPA or...more

The Product Line Exception to Successor Liability Rules in the United States

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

In the United States, the general rule is that the purchaser of a business by way of an asset purchase is only responsible for those liabilities that it expressly or impliedly assumes from the seller. However, Canadian...more

Enforceability of General Terms and Conditions between Merchants under the Turkish Code of Obligations

by Burak Kepkep on

This article aims to highlight general characteristics of "General Terms and Conditions" scheme regulated under the Turkish Code of Obligations No 6098, from a commercial point of view....more

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