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French Supreme Administrative Court Rules on the Procedure for Returning Artworks Looted by the Nazis

by McDermott Will & Emery on

After World War II, works of art suspected of having been stolen by the Nazis were listed on a special registry called the Musées Nationaux Récupération (MNR registry), and stored in French museums until they could be...more

Prize Promotions Across the World (Global)

by DLA Piper on

Prize promotions are an effective and increasingly popular marketing tool used globally for attracting customers. The internet and various social media platforms make this an attractive, cost efficient means of reaching a...more

Reduced Interchange Fees in China Effective February 25, 2013

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The ten year-old regime governing merchant fees in China is about to change – and the fees are, in general, about to be reduced by one-fourth or more....more


Due to "legal and regulatory pressure" Dublin-based Intrade will no longer accept bets from US customers and all existing US customers must exit their trades and close their accounts. Intrade operates a real-money based...more

Gaming Legal News - October 25, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 23

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - RACING TO NEW OFF-RESERVATION GAMING IN OREGON: Oregon currently has nine tribal casinos. A race is on to build new casinos to capture the Portland and Medford markets. The stakes are high – casino...more

Winter Olympics in Russia Set Stage for FCPA Scrutiny

With the conclusion of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the world’s eyes will soon turn to Sochi, the Black Sea resort city in Russia, which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. In addition to serving as the backdrop for...more

FCPA Compliance Considerations for the Fashion and Beauty Industry

In recent years, the U.S. government has vigorously enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") against individuals and companies representing a variety of industries. Recent press reports suggest that entertainment...more

Fulltilt’s U.S. Players Face Complex Claims Process

by Sanford Millar on

The following is reprinted with the consent of Gambling Compliance. PokerStars will pay a total of $731m to settle a civil case with the U.S. Department of Justice and rescue former rival Full Tilt Poker from oblivion,...more

Boosting Legal Protection For Foreign Art Lenders

Originally published in Law360, New York (July 30, 2012, 1:50 PM ET) This year, visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art were able to view Rembrandt’s "Portrait of the Artist" (ca. 1665), on loan from the Kenwood...more

Lend Us Your Ears: Museums Implore Senate

This year, visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art were able to view Rembrandt’s Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1665), on loan from the Kenwood House in North London and in the United States for the very first time. Also this...more

Collecting societies under the microscope

by Reed Smith on

The European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal market In a display...more

Gaming Legal News - July 12, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 17

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - “INSTANT RACING” STILL A GAMBLE IN KENTUCKY by W. Stuart Scott - Recently, Kentucky Downs began to allow wagering on historic races at electronic gaming machines. The Kentucky horse industry has...more

Act 1, Scene 1: FCPA Hits Hollywood

by Michael Volkov on

Let’s add a new industry to the list of FCPA industry sweeps. Is anyone surprised? If I worked at DOJ or the SEC, I would simply take a look at those significant industries entering China and launch an industry-wide...more

Gaming Legal News - May 16, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 12

by Dickinson Wright on

In this issue: - Peru Will Be The First South American Country To Regulate Server-Based Gaming In the month of May 2012 the gaming authority in Peru has published on its web page the project to allow the functioning...more

FCPA Industry Sweep Strikes Hollywood

In the past, we have reported on a number of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") developments and have furnished subscribers with a primer on the FCPA. The latest developments in this area relate to an investigation of the...more

Gaming Legal News - April 18, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 9

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: TORONTO CASINO UPDATE by Michael D. Lipton, Q.C., Kevin J. Weber, and Jack Tadman As we first reported in January, the movement towards a Toronto casino continues apace. As we anticipated in our...more

A vueltas con el Caso del Tribunal Aribitral du Sport, sobre Alberto Contador

by María Luján López on

Articulo publicado por primera vez en el portal de la Fundación Globalon, de Alicante, anticipando el futuro del Caso sobre Alberto Contador, luego de la sentencia del Tribunal Arbitral du Sport, que despertó la atención de...more

Take The Amensty Deal Rather Than Go “ALL-IN”

by Sanford Millar on

Since the indictments of the principals of three U.S. facing real money poker sites and the filing of a parallel civil forfeiture action against the three sites there has been some discussion about whether the players who...more

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