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About that English Law and Arbitration Clause: Consider enforcement implications before signing

As is frequently seen in international commercial contracts, parties with no operations or other relationship to England or the United Kingdom specify English law as controlling, with a clause providing for arbitration of…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Changes to UK Design Legislation

Amendments to the UK design law regime came into effect on October 1st 2014. Businesses should be conscious of a number of significant changes under the Intellectual Property Act 2014, as well as further changes which are due in…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property

Prioritising Privacy

Law firms and clients that are caught unaware of changes to international data protection legislation risk heavy fines. New laws, fines and increased enforcement activity mean that staying on top of data protection issues…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Energy Reform Legislation in Mexico Gives the Private Sector Unprecedented Opportunities in the Mexican Electrical Power Industry

Mexico’s President recently signed into law a historic package of legislation to restructure the nation’s electrical power sector. This article discusses the legislation, which will create a more open and competitive power…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Doing Business in the United States

In This Book: - Choice Of A Business Entity - Introduction To Federal Securities Laws - From Let’s Go Shopping To Closing: M&A Process In The United States - Employment Considerations - Equity…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Court of Appeal Holds Transfer Tax Applies to Legal Entity Changes in Ownership

In 926 North Ardmore Avenue, LLC v. County of Los Angeles, the 2nd District Court of Appeal held that Proposition 13 changes in ownership prompted by transfers of legal entity interests should also be characterized as “realty…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

China’s New Foreign Exchange Control Rule on Outbound and Round-Trip Investment

Replacing Circular 75, Circular 37 simplifies the SAFE registration process for Chinese residents seeking offshore investments and financings, and it liberalizes cross-border capital outflow by Chinese residents. In addition,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

The "Subjective" SLA - Key Stakeholder Satisfaction

Quantitative measures of supplier performance in the form of service levels are critical in any outsourcing relationship. However, they provide an incomplete picture of how well the supplier is performing and meeting the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Practical Implications of the JOBS Act Changes to Private Placements: Rule 506(c), Crowdfunding, and Reg A+

Two key features of the JOBS Act – general solicitation in Rule 506 offerings, and the increased thresholds at which an issuer will be required to register a class of securities under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

New Reporting Obligations for Companies Incorporated in Mainland China: How to stay off the Serious Violation Blacklist

Any companies incorporated in China (including both domestic companies and foreign-invested companies, regardless of whether they are existing or newly established companies) have recently become required by the Chinese…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

U.S. Steps Up Sanctions and Export Controls Against Russia’s Defense Industry

The United States recently expanded sanctions and export controls against the Russian defense sector. These designations and export control steps have implications for defense contractors, parts suppliers and brokers…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Military Law

FAA Grants Exemptions and Releases Guidance for Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

On September 25, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved six exemption requests for the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for television and movie filmmaking under strict conditions. Simultaneously,…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Military Law

The Coming Qui Tam Tsunami: A New Threat to American Business

The most potent weapon in combatting corporate fraud against the U.S. government has been the False Claims Act (“FCA”). Under the FCA, the U.S. government may recover treble damages and civil fines for such fraud. Surprisingly,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Government Contracting

New California Legislation Mandates Paid Sick Days for Employees.

On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (“the Act”). The Act grants nearly all California employees the right to at least three days…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Aurora Energy Decision Deems Discharges Prohibited, Leaves Open Question of Permit Shield Applicability

On September 3, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v. Aurora Energy Services, LLC, holding that the Clean Water Act General Permit for…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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