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From sea to privacy: New border legislation increases focus on cybersecurity and privacy at U.S. ports

This briefing examines a recent U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing, which sought to identify and understand cyber threats posed by vulnerabilities at seaports.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 10 November 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Trends in investment treaty arbitration: a perspective on Brazil

This blog post discusses the context in which cooperation and facilitation investment agreements in Brazil have emerged, and reflects on how they compare to traditional bilateral investment treaties.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 10 November 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

South African Revenue Service scrutinizes taxable presence of foreign service providers in South Africa

Foreign service providers are starting to receive requests for information from the South African Revenue Service. This article looks at recent case law and the key takeaways.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 09 November 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

SEC provides relief to US firms attempting to comply with EU MiFID II's research "unbundling" provisions

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has provided welcome relief for US broker-dealers engaging in securities business with European investment managers, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 06 November 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

France amends banking monopoly rules to facilitate syndications

A new ordinance allows certain types of foreign entities to purchase outstanding loans from French-regulated entities.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 November 2017 | Practice Area: Competition

Abu Dhabi Financial Services Regulatory Authority issues guidance on initial coin offerings

New guidance from the FSRA is consistent with emerging global regulation of digital assets. This article examines the proposals.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 06 November 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

East Africa stands its ground among world’s ‘best’ in international arbitration

This briefing explains why Africa’s top international arbitrators can make a strong case for being included among the “best in the world”.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 03 November 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Japan's National Tax Agency releases guidance on requesting Mutual Agreement Procedure assistance

The Japanese National Tax Agency has released guidance for taxpayers on the mutual agreement procedure. This briefing examines its contents.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 01 November 2017 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

GCs take expanded cybersecurity brief as companies put onus on legal heads to tackle tech threat

Nearly 50% of GCs say their role has expanded to incorporate planning for cybersecurity incidents and responding to such attacks, according to a new survey 138 GC, legal directors and C-suite executives around the world, conducted by Legal Week Intelligence in association with Kroll.

Law Firm: Kroll | Published: 31 October 2017 | Practice Area: Security

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New Australian employment law changes the game for Australian franchisors

Australia has enacted a law with potentially far-reaching joint employer implications for both Australian and American franchisors. This briefing considers the implications.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 31 October 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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