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Chinese Website Operator Dismissed from Copyright Infringement Suit in United States

D.C. District Court lacks personal jurisdiction over Chinese video hosting website, providing guidance for analyzing jurisdiction over foreign internet companies.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 30 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

New law on indigenous land use agreements in Australia

The Federal Government has introduced the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 in response to the recent decision in McGlade v Native Title Registrar [2017] FCAFC 10.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 28 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Who should be smart about smart contracts?

What are the features of smart contracts that make them more suitable to some sectors than others?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 27 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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China's new cybersecurity laws: what global companies need to know before the rules take effect

Companies preparing to comply with the PRC Cybersecurity Law must assess its cross-border data restrictions in a global and regulatory context. This article sets out what multinational corporations need to know before the rules come into effect in June.

Law Firm: Mayer Brown | Published: 24 March 2017 | Practice Area: Security

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Should a Modern Slavery Act be introduced in Australia?

On 15 February 2017, Australia’s Attorney-General requested a parliamentary committee to enquire into and report on the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Importance of patents in Chinese pharmaceutical tendering

China has a complicated and unique tendering system for drugs – and patents play an important role in almost every tender.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 16 March 2017 | Practice Area: Health Care

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Insurer’s poor punctuation helps claimant to secure coverage

Comma sense prevails, as a recent decision of the NSW Court of Appeal reminds us of the importance of grammatical accuracy.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 07 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Unruly passengers and how to deal with them

What constitutes disruptive behaviour and what action can airlines take to protect their staff and other passengers? This article takes a look at legalities behind the headlines.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 06 March 2017 | Practice Area: Air

Regulators prepare for innovation in distributed ledger technology

Regulators across the globe are considering how existing regulations may accommodate the development of new distributed ledger technologies (also known as “blockchain”).

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 06 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology

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Trump and the TPP: un-writing history?

This post considers the nature of President Trump's withdrawal of the US from the TPP, the principles of public international law that enabled it to occur, and what these mean for the future of the TPP.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 06 March 2017 | Practice Area: Restraint of Trade

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