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The US and EU take coordinated action to broaden and align their Russia-related sanctions — which may evolve further depending on Ukraine peace plan progress.
On September 12, 2014, the US and the EU announced new and...more
On September 12, 2014, the United States issued another round of targeted sanctions against the Russian financial, defense, and energy sectors. Today’s measures were a combination of new measures and modifications of prior...more
The United States and European Union implemented new sanctions against Russia on 12 September 2014 as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. While the new US and EU measures share many similarities, companies subject to...more
In Fern Computer Consultancy Ltd v Intergraph Cadworx & Analysis Solutions Inc  EWHC 2908 (Ch) (29 August 2014), the English High Court analyzed the arguments for and against non-English forum selection and choice of...more
Background — We have analyzed the terms of venture financings for Israeli and Israeli-related technology companies that reported raising money during H1 2014. Our survey does not include financing rounds of less than US...more
In a recent article published by Law 360, Proskauer litigation associate Courtney Bowman outlines how companies can make inroads in the e-commerce market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Although often overlooked,...more
In the era of Big Data, no ambitious business can afford to live without a strategy for the acquisition, protection and exploitation of the data upon which it depends. The laws enabling data to be protected and exploited are...more
On 1 January 2015, new rules will take effect to determine where intra-EU supplies of “digital services” to consumers will be deemed to take place for VAT purposes. This is a major change which will affect any person who...more
On 26 June 2014, the European Commission announced that it had been presented with guidelines on the standardisation of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for cloud computing services.
The publication of the guidelines...more
UKRAINE: NEW ANTI-CRISIS TAX MEASURES -
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s Supreme Council, has approved amendments to the country’s tax law. Among the changes are amendments affecting the corporate profit tax and excise...more
Newly published Brazilian Interpretative Act (Ato Declaratório Interpretativo) N. 7/2014 expresses the Brazilian IRS’s view regarding the tax treatment applicable to cross-border payments for the use of data centers located...more
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently released 25 decisions on data sharing disputes under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program and two decisions on data sharing...more
ITC Tightens Domestic Industry Requirement for Licensors After Recent Federal Circuit Decisions: Certain Computers and Computer Peripheral Devices, and Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-841...more
On July 17th, 2014, the European Commission published guidelines for the re-use of public sector information ("PSI"). These guidelines shall support the EU Member States in the transposition of the 2013 revision of the so...more
Charles Duross is the head of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Anti-Corruption Practice. He is the former head of the Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit, where he took a leading role in developing and...more
The Straits Times reported on 14 August that Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (the “Commission”) is investigating a complaint from a user that Xiaomi has breached the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”)....more
Earlier today the ATO released its long awaited public guidance on the Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. This guidance was originally scheduled to be released on 30 June 2014. It was...more
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
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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
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