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Top 3 Legal Concerns for Micro-Chipping Employees

You don't even need to spend a minute in virtual reality to know that the future is here. And with all the new technology, as always, there are new challenges.RFID implants, while not so new anymore, have still not been utilized to their fullest potential, especially by employers in the U.S. However, one employer in Wisconsin is looking to change that...

When Whistleblowing Breaks the Law, Are Your Clients Protected?

Whistleblower cases can present legally fascinating constitutional law actions involving a few different First Amendment issues. When a whistleblower discloses information to the public, or an appropriate agency with oversight, not only are there constitutional protections, there are frequently statutory protections as well.But what happens when that...

What's the Best Law School for a Career in Immigration Law?

Unlike lawyers who choose a field of practice for the money, immigration attorneys are often motivated by something else.Perhaps they are immigrants or children of immigrants. It may run even deeper to a less complicated time when the United States was a nation of immigrants.Whatever the impetus, it takes due consideration to pursue a career in immigration...

BigLaw Gets Another Boutique Law Firm

Closing in on almost 4,000 lawyers, DLA Piper picks up law firms like a tire tread picks up rocks -- it's rolling.Continuing its worldwide expansion, the BigLaw firm has brought in another boutique law firm. Liner LLP, and about 60 attorneys, will join Piper's offices in downtown Los Angeles and Century City.It represents a trend that is gaining strength,...

So you want to buy a baseball team

It’s October, 2015. You’re at the Roger’s Centre, watching the Toronto Blue Jays play the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division series. The game is tied 3-3 after a wild and tense seventh inning. Jose Bautista is up to bat with two runners on base. Bautista hits a no-doubter home run...… Continue reading The post So...

Asia Pacific

China updates New Industry Catalogue

PRC reduces regulatory procedures for foreign investments following its 2016 reforms. China creates a nationally applicable “negative list” for foreign investment, which opens up more industries for multi-national companies.Foreign Investments Filing Administrative Rules will be updated and published soon by the Ministry of Commerce to clarify...

Proposals to make free movement of data a principle of EU law expected this autumn

Ansip said proposed new EU legislation to tackle unnecessary restrictions on where data can be stored are likely to be published this autumn.The proposals will also look to make it easier for businesses to move their data between rival cloud providers and ensure that public sector bodies can access data held by authorities in another EU country to help...

New advertising standards in the UK to take tougher stance on gender stereotypes

The new standards will be drawn up by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), according to a new report on gender stereotypes in advertising (64-page / 5.4MB PDF) published by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the watchdog that oversees compliance with UK advertising rules.The CAP will also look to "clarify standards that reflect the ASA‘s...

BREXIT: Scottish government calls for protection of devolved powers

Minister for negotiations on Scotland’s place in Europe Michael Russell wrote to all MSPs asking them for full backing of the Scottish government's position. The move comes after the UK government published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on Thursday last week.Russell said the Scottish government had “serious concerns about the bill in a number...

UK government urged to avoid data transfers 'cliff edge' at point of Brexit

In a new report, a House of Lords committee warned that trade and security could be impacted if the flow of data is disrupted at the point of Brexit.To enable data to flow between the UK and EU post-Brexit, the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee urged the UK government to seek a so-called 'adequacy' decision from the European Commission, which would recognise...

Europe

​Lamont Pridmore warn high earners about HMRC raids

Higher rate taxpayers have been warned by leading Cumbrian accountants Lamont Pridmore to be vigilant over their tax affairs.The warning comes after new data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) shows that its Affluent Unit took an additional £438 million pounds of high earners.Off the back of this success the Unit, which investigates the tax affairs of...

A Legal Perspective on the Government’s Brexit White Paper

Following pressure from sections of Parliament and the public, Theresa May’s government has published a 77-page white paper document to set out a strategy for leaving the EU. But what does it add to what we already know? Stephen Chater, a solicitor at Postlethwate Solicitors, member firm of the UK200Group, explains.The UK200Group is the UK’s leading...

​32% law firms see private equity as a principal source of external funding

With growing competition from niche firms, law practices are actively seeking targeted acquisitions to scale-up in chosen disciplines.  32% see private equity as a principal source of external funding. Niche law firms seen as greatest source of competition. 59% of firms report a rise in competitive pressure. There is a sharp increase...

​Shoosmiths continues South East expansion with partner hires

National law firm Shoosmiths has further strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of two new partners into the South East offices.Amit Nayyar joins Shoosmiths from Hogan Lovells where he was a leading corporate partner. Previous to this, Amit has held positions at White & Case and Pinsent Masons. Based out of Shoosmiths’ Milton Keynes...

Proskauer, Loeb & Loeb, Cooley Bring NHL to Las Vegas

Ice hockey in the desert might have somewhat of a checkered history in the National Hockey League, but three Am Law 200 firms are advising on a $500 million deal announced late Wednesday to bring a professional hockey franchise to Sin City. Read More

Mena

The parallel market listing rules

"...The formation of an advanced financial and capital market open to the world, allowing greater funding. To this end, we will continue facilitating access to investing and trading in the stock markets. We will smooth the process of listing private Saudi companies and state-owned enterprises, including Aramco. This will require deepening liquidity...

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor

Law Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitorhttp://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home</link> The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national...

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Brazil: End of Age Limit for Assisted Fertilization

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404623_text (Sep 24, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine (Conselho Federal de Medicina, CFM), issued Resolution No. 2,121/2015 on, inter alia, eliminating the need by women over 50 years of age to obtain the consent...

European Union: Adoption of Decision to Relocate Asylum Seekers

To link to this article, copy this persistent link:http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404624_text (Sep 25, 2015) On September 22, 2015, the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council adopted a proposal, introduced by the European Commission on September 9, 2015, in response to the unprecedented influx of migrants who have sought refuge in...

International

Making Sense of the "Grey" in Grey Goods

Making Sense of the "Grey" in Grey GoodsMary Still, Dean Gerakiteys and Mathew Fenwick, Clayton UtzMary Still, Dean Gerakiteys and Mathew Fenwick at Clayton Utz explore the judicial interpretation of various sections of the Australian Trade Marks Act 1995 in relation to "grey goods".Trademarks are a badge of origin, a representation to the world that...

Trademarks 2017: Discussion

Trademarks 2017: DiscussionWho’s Who Legal brings together Tim Golder at Allens and Julia Anne Matheson at Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner to discuss recent developments in the field of trademarks, the increasing demand for global services and growing concerns over online trademark infringement. What have been the most significant...

When is the Right Time for a Facelift?

When is the Right Time for a Facelift?John Olsen, Locke Lord LLPJohn Olsen at Locke Lord discusses the new reform package for European trademarks, recently adopted by the European Parliament, and how it may have provided businesses with the opportunity to revive their brands. It appears that the right time for a facelift is when the spirit needs a...

Allocation of Interest to Non-Breaching Parties Under Breach of Contract Remedies Contained in the AIPN Model JOA and the AIPN Model SBA

Allocation of Interest to Non-Breaching Parties Under Breach of Contract Remedies Contained in the AIPN Model JOA and the AIPN Model SBAFrank Alexander Jr, Dentons Canada LLPFrank Alexander Jr at Dentons Canada provides an in-depth analysis of Association of International Petroleum Negotiators rules surrounding the rates of interest due under breach...

Brazilian Oil and Gas Industry: an Update

Brazilian Oil and Gas Industry: an UpdateMarilda Rosado de Sá Ribeiro, Lobo de Rizzo AdvogadosMarilda Rosado de Sá Ribeiro at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados assesses recent developments in Brazil’s oil and gas industry including changes to the regulatory framework, signs of recovery and expectations for the future. Brazil went through a period of increasing...