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Michael Hanson

Pension scheme amendments

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

Provisions of the National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Amendment Act 2019 recently came into force.

Aaron Goonrey

Poorly managed performance improvement plans: how to avoid adverse action claims

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

In an ironic turn of events, a poorly implemented and followed performance improvement plan (PIP) resulted in an employer having to pay A$205,342 to an employee who had brought a successful adverse action claim in the Federal Circuit Court.

David Hanke

CFIUS 2.0: expansion of jurisdictional scope remains in limbo as tech minority investments emerge

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

In the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act and the Export Control Reform Act, Congress essentially gave the Department of Commerce the authority to decide how narrowly or widely to set the jurisdiction for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States over non-passive minority investments involving emerging and foundational technologies.

Samuel Yang

Educational apps must be filed with education administrative departments

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Ministry of Education recently published the Administrative Measures for the Filing of Educational Apps.

Lloyd Harmetz

SEC charges Switzerland-based dealer for selling US investors unregistered SBS for bitcoins

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a Switzerland-based securities dealer for offering and selling unregistered security-based swaps to US investors using bitcoins and for failing to transact its swaps on a registered national exchange.

Catharina Richter

Cartel damage claims for indirect damage: questioning German law on cartel damages after ECJ decision

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Under German law, a plaintiff does not only have to prove the unlawful behaviour of a liable party (ie, in the case of cartel damages, a competition law infringement such as a cartel) and any damage caused by this behaviour; the Act Against Restraints of Competition also requires a plaintiff to be "affected" by unlawful behaviour.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, Switzerland

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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