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Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity
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Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business in China
Rolling Out LPM Software at Akin Gump
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In the FCPA enforcement world, corporate disclosures of potential violations carrying significant messages. Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Cubist) disclosed in a Form 10-Q that its subsidiary, which it acquired last year...more
In the Google Spain “Right to be Forgotten” case, the ECJ held that Google must remove links to a newspaper article containing properly published information about a Spanish individual on the basis that the information is no...more
The European Union (EU) enacted Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 (the Regulation), which contains ‘Stage 3’ sanctions against Russia. These sanctions resemble – but in other ways are different – from the latest US...more
India's competition authority, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), has begun scrutinizing and investigating pharmaceutical patent settlement agreements between brand and generic firms for potential anticompetitive...more
When precisely is a data controller lawfully permitted to process personal data?
If a data controller does not have the consent of a data subject to process his or her data, when does the “legitimate interest”...more
Whatever you might think of where his career went, Elton John had some great early stuff. I still rank Tumbleweed Connection right up there as one of my favorite albums of all-time. And while it was packed with some great...more
In an effort to meet one of the key objectives of the European Union's Cloud Computing Strategy - to develop model terms for cloud computing contracts, including service-level agreements - an industry working group that...more
Next week, Shanghai’s No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court is scheduled to open a trial against Peter William Humphrey, a 58-year-old British national, and his wife, Yu Yingzeng, a 61-year-old American, on charges of illegally...more
The New York Times reported this week that an organized Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion user name and password credentials associated with more than 500 million email addresses from hundreds of...more
At the Twelfth Annual Corporate Accountability Conference held in Paris last month, Pierre Poret, Counsellor and Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development...more
The sanctions directly affect companies involved in Russia's oil and gas industries by imposing new export license requirements....more
On August 5, The New York Times reported that Russian hackers have obtained what could be the largest collection of confidential data in history. The security firm that discovered the breach continues to alert affected...more
In This Issue:
- Judicial Reform
- Personal Data
- Payment System
- Credit Histories
- Concession Agreements
- Excerpt from Judicial Reform:
On 28 June 2014 the President signed...more
This Alert follows our previous alerts on the Russia/Ukraine sanctions available on our website. July continued to be a busy time as the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament), the EU and the United States intensified...more
U.S. and EU Release New Export Restrictions on Exports of Equipment and Technology to Russia Exploration Projects -
In a sweeping expansion of export restrictions against Russia in response to their finding that...more
The fourth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Act has prompted renewed discussion over the effectiveness of the legislation. Legislators continue their debate over the Financial Stability Oversight Committee and the Volcker Rule....more
Summary and conclusions -
Ukraine is experiencing the fast development of outsourcing industry due primarily to IT outsourcing. This is supported by tax incentives introduced for the IT sector.
The European Commission has imposed fines totalling €427.7 million on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines – namely, Niche/Unichem, Matrix (now part of Mylan), Teva, Krka and Lupin...more
The EU’s “Stage 3” sanctions restrict exports to the Russian military, exports of certain technologies for the oil industry, and certain Russian State-owned banks’ access to EU capital markets.
New EU Measures Target...more
As mentioned in Giulio’s post some months ago, Italy implemented the EU Directive 2011/83 on consumer rights. The new provisions were added to the Italian Consumer Code, effective from 13 June 2014. Our team worked hard on...more
On March 13, 2014, People’s Bank of China (“PBC”) issued an opinion letter halting immediately the use of QR codes for payments using mobile phones (as distinguished from using QR codes at POS terminals) well as the use of...more
Outsourcing and the New Australian Privacy Law:
In a nutshell -
In Australia all APP Entities which collect, use or disclose Personal Information must, under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Act”), take reasonable steps...more
BITCOIN FORGES AHEAD: 3 QUICK LOOKS -
Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system that exists virtually and is unlimited by the constraints of countries, government or time. In an age when business leaps...more
The General Affairs Council, on 23 July 2013, adopted a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the Internal Market. Until the...more
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