International Law Office

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César Navarro

New digital rights: employees' right to privacy in use of digital devices at work

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

The new Data Protection Act recently entered into force, introducing a number of so-called 'digital rights'.

Gejaa Gobena

DOJ aims for good, not perfect: review of updated corporate cooperation policy

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Government attorneys now have additional discretion in False Claims Act civil cases to award cooperation credit to a corporation that meaningfully assists the investigation without necessarily identifying every individual person outside of senior management involved in the alleged misconduct.

Hans Eriksson

No infringement where software backups are passively stored

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

The Supreme Court recently declared that the mere passive storage of backups of copyrighted software with expired licences does not constitute copyright infringement.

Sosuke Kimura

Kyoto District Court rules on raising of capital by third-party allotment

Capital Markets - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The Kyoto District Court recently ruled in favour of a shareholder's petition that a listed issuer cease an offering of its new shares by third-party allotment on the grounds that the offering had been conducted through an 'extremely unfair method', despite having been approved by a resolution at the issuer's shareholders' meeting.

Jerome Brink

Important judgment for taxpayers regarding trading stock valuation

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Supreme Court of Appeal recently determined whether the net realisable value of taxpayers' trading stock should be accepted as representing the value of the trading stock held and not disposed of at the end of the respective assessment years.

Beat Mumenthaler

Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law revisions enter into force

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

A number of revisions to the Private International Law Act and the Debt Enforcement Bankruptcy Act recently entered into force.

OnDemand

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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