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Yu Dan

Insurance brokerage market further opened up to foreign investors

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission plans to abolish two of the requirements that foreign insurance brokerage companies must meet in order to conduct business in China (ie, 30 years of business operation history and $200 million worth of total assets).

Timothy P Tobin

Nevada's new privacy law with data sale opt-out right will take effect before CCPA

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

Senate Bill 220 was recently signed into law, making Nevada the first state to join California in granting consumers the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information.

Pranay Bhatia

CBDT and GSTN to sign MoU on exchange of taxpayer information

Corporate Tax - India
BDO LLP

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has authorised the principal director general of income tax (systems) to share taxpayer information with the Goods and Service Tax Network (GSTN).

Daksha Baxi

Family settlements: the panacea to familial disharmony

Private Client & Offshore Services - India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Wealth-related disputes are common – even when family and relationships are valued over material needs.

Abigail Smith

Ontario Court of Appeal overturns ban on online sales of prescription eyewear to Ontario residents

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's finding that online sales of prescription eyewear by Essilor Group Canada Inc to Ontario residents violated the Regulated Health Professions Act.

David Schwartz

Prior user rights under recently amended Patent Act

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Budget Implementation Act 2 has brought about several changes to the Patent Act that affect the scope of protection available under Canadian patents, including a revision of Section 56, which concerns the rights of prior users of patented technologies.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey