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By Sarah Ellington, Paul Hardy, Daniel D'Ambrosio
Businesses and investors have been given a clear signal as to the direction of travel of the new European Parliament and Commission on business and human rights at a conference on 2 December 2019.
By Dan Matsuda, Ryo Asakura
On 22 November 2019, the Japanese Diet passed an amendment to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA), introducing new controls on foreign investment.
By Billy Franco, Diego Parra, Kate Cervantes-Knox
As has been widely reported, on 4 November 2019 the Peruvian Preparatory Investigation Court ordered the "preventative detention" of fourteen arbitrators who sat as arbitrators in cases between ...
By Natalie Caton, Jonathon Ellis
On 2 December 2019, as part of its on-going commitment to strengthen Australia's foreign corporate bribery framework, previously discussed in December 2017 and April 2018, ...
By John Hillebrecht, Grayson Stratton, Scott Wilson, Katrina A. Hausfeld, George Burns
On December 2, 2019, following a nearly seven-week trial, jurors acquitted Lebanese businessman Jean Boustani of fraud and money laundering charges in a federal trial in Brooklyn.
By Helen Colquhoun, David Smail
Our Hong Kong Employment team have prepared a one-page infographic summarising the key employment and HR issues arising out of the Hong Kong protests.
By Joel Cooper, Randall Fox, Shee Boon Law
On September 16, 2019, the OECD released the 2018 mutual agreement procedure (MAP) statistics, covering all the 89 members that joined the Inclusive Framework (IF) prior to 2019.
By Richard Mar, Alan Macek
New Patent Rules and associated amendments to the Patent Act will come into force on October 30, ‎‎2019. These new rules are intended to modernize and standardize the patent prosecution process in ...
By Oleg Skvortsov
on 28 November 2018, the President of the Russian Federation signed Federal Law No. 451-FZ "On Amendment of Specific Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation".
By Vinita Arora, John Gollaglee, Adam Hartley, Jane Hannon, Kate Hodgkiss
In the lead-up to World Mental Health day on Thursday, 10 October 2019, DLA Piper's Employment group has published its report Mental Health Matters: Managing Wellbeing in UK Workplaces.
By Vinicius Pereira, Felipe Hermanny, Kate Brown De Vejar
Arbitration is alive and growing in Brazil. According to research conducted among Brazil's six main arbitral institutions, in 2010 there were 128 new arbitration proceedings;
By Anne Pachciarek, Jason Veit
On September 23, 2019, the IRS and Department of the Treasury published final regulations regarding hardship distributions for certain qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans.
By Dan Matsuda, Tomomi Fujikouge, Naoto Kosuge
On August 29, 2019, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (the JFTC) announced its draft "Guidelines Concerning Abuse of a Superior Bargaining Position under the Antimonopoly Act...
By Philippe Hinnekens, Gregory Komlosi
Filing season for corporate income tax returns is coming to a close in Belgium. The deadline for resident and non-resident companies (FY 2018)
By Tony V. Pezzano, Michael P. Dougherty
The principal form of relief for patent infringement available in the ITC is an exclusion order barring the importation of the infringing product into the US.
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