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U.K. Modern Slavery Act Update

A minimum of 21 million people are estimated to be in forced labor across the globe today, a figure far greater than the number of slaves transported across the Atlantic in the slave trade of the 15th to 19th...more

Damaging, but Preventable: WannaCry Report Reveals Vital Cyberattack Prevention Practices

In May 2017, ransomware known as WannaCry affected computers in organizations around the world, encrypting data and demanding “ransoms” of between $300 and $600, payable in Bitcoin. WannaCry spread through organizations’...more

Privacy Progress Report: Key Findings From the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield's First Annual Review

On October 18, 2017, the EU Commission released its report of the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. The Privacy Shield is the successor of the Safe Harbor Agreement which was invalidated by the...more

What's at Stake in the Latest Landmark EU International Data Privacy Case?

The long-running legal challenge on the validity of transfers of personal data from the European Union reached another milestone last week. On October 3, the Irish High Court referred questions on the validity of EU Standard...more

European Court of Human Rights Sets New Boundaries on Monitoring Employees in the Workplace

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has clarified the law surrounding the monitoring of employees’ private communications in the workplace. The decision overturns the earlier ruling of the lower...more

Enforcing Judgments in the U.K. and France After Brexit

Enforcing judgments expeditiously across borders is critical for multinational businesses. It is important to understand whether cross-border enforcement is practicable before pursuing proceedings. The EU has legislation...more

6/8/2017  /  EFTA , EU , Foreign Judgments , Member State , UK , UK Brexit

International Disputes Reform: Recent and Proposed Innovations in the U.K.

Reform and innovation continue to be at the forefront of judicial thinking on maintaining the position of England and Wales as the premier jurisdiction for dispute resolution, as demonstrated by three recent and proposed...more

New ICC Arbitration Rules Expedite Procedures for Smaller Disputes

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has responded to in-house counsel and private practice’s concerns that international arbitration has become slower, more costly and opaque with the publication of its updated...more

Countdown to Brexit: How Businesses Can Prepare

In the coming days, the U.K. government is expected to formally notify the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. Formal notification will start...more

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