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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
The Morrison & Foerster BioMeter for the first quarter of 2013 shows a flat quarter for BioMeter value and a decline in dealmaking activity. A small number of large deals dominate an otherwise quiet quarter.
Cloud computing is widespread and growing at a rapid pace in corporate information management because it generally is less expensive and more efficient than using internal corporate resources....more
One does not have to look very far in the business world to come across the phrase “Know Your Customer.” A company certainly needs to know if an entity that it may sell products or provide services to will pay for those...more
In the first of a series of WSGR Alerts, the firm's Brussels attorneys outline the European Commission's proposed changes to the antitrust rules on licensing patents, software, know-how, and other intellectual property....more
What exactly is the '"best" solution for an international business needing to handle and transfer personal data across borders?
This has become an increasingly important and common question as business becomes more...more
Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Health Care & Life Sciences -
- Approval of Innovative Drugs and Key Sector Generic Drugs to be Expedited (Shanghai Securities Journal 2013-04-23):
The "Commission is fundamentally a trade forum, not an intellectual property forum" [and] litigation expenses directed at preventing, instead of encouraging manufacture of, articles incorporating patented technology does not...more
On 22 April 2013, the Council of the European Union (the “Council”) adopted a regulation on online dispute resolution (“ODR”) and a directive on alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). Tonio Borg, the EU's Commissioner for...more
(LONDON) We recently wrote that a crucial committee vote on the new EU Data Protection Regulation had been pushed back until May 29-30. The vote has been delayed again until an unspecified future date, although Jan Phillip...more
Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business.
The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines...more
Differing local privacy and data protection laws, especially in the EU, have increasingly challenged U.S. cloud providers seeking to move and store data across the globe. New guidance and public statements by the United...more
On May 21, 2012, the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a report of its inquiry into counterfeit parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain. The Committee’s report stated that the problem of counterfeit electronic...more
Multinational businesses are subject to a patchwork of laws of the various jurisdictions in which they operate. Complying with the myriad rules and regulations can be challenging. Compliance obligations vary from one country...more
Every year, we survey Morrison & Foerster’s Global Sourcing Group lawyers around the world to create a snapshot of the current state of the global outsourcing market and to identify emerging trends that are likely to shape...more
- Viacom International v. Google Inc., USDC S.D. New York, April 18, 2013:
On remand from the Second Circuit, district court grants summary judgment in favor of Google and its YouTube platform on all copyright...more
“The world has changed dramatically in the last two decades… An entity may now have a profound impact upon a foreign jurisdiction solely through its virtual projection via the Internet.”
Do you have privacy in the era of information?
"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." First published in The New Yorker on July 5, 1993, this widely known and recognized saying has been quoted many times to...more
In This Issue:
- OLG SELECTS SPIELO G2 AS ITS VENDOR FOR IGAMING:
On August 10, 2010, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced that it will be extending its brand to Internet gaming (iGaming)....more
China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than eight percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more
The unconventional hydrocarbon resource boom that hit the US and Europe had gone relatively unnoticed in Russia until recently. Ignoring the world’s fascination with the potential of unconventional resources, Russia...more
The release of software may require an export control license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) under the Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”). Software delivery has...more
On April 10, 2013, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed an indictment against 34 individuals and 23 companies for their involvement with online sports wagers. According to the indictment, Legendz Sports,...more
I am seeing a lot of interest from health care clients regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). I usually stay away from this topic because so many others cover it in detail. However, I want to point out that in...more
The increasing difficulties faced by internet providers and data gatherers in the international realm have yet again come to the fore. Privacy regulators in France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and...more
The media is replete with reports of a botnet onslaught paralyzing Spamhaus, flaming worms usurping strategic information in the Middle East and a stuxnet super weapon wreaking physical damage to Iran’s nuclear reactors....more
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