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Marie Behle Pondji

Employee surveillance in GDPR era

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

Following the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, employers are no longer obliged to notify and receive prior authorisation from the National Commission for Data Protection to undertake surveillance in the context of an employment relationship.

Michael D Birnbaum

Supreme Court will decide courts' authority to order disgorgement in SEC enforcement cases

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Supreme Court recently granted a writ of certiorari to address whether the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may obtain disgorgement in civil injunctive actions filed in the federal courts.

Simona Zangrandi

Taxation of income transferred to Italian beneficiaries from non-EU resident trusts

Private Client & Offshore Services - Italy
Studio Legale Tributario Biscozzi Nobili

Since the introduction of provisions to the Income Tax Code aimed at regulating the taxation of trusts and related beneficiaries, the tax treatment applicable to income distribution from foreign opaque trusts has not been clarified by law.

Charles Allen

Ad hoc admission of English QC with local barrister

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In an important and interesting judgment, the High Court declined to admit an overseas barrister unless he appeared with a local barrister.

Alexander Vogel

New financial service and financial institution regulations

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Federal Council recently decided to put the Swiss Financial Services Act and the Swiss Financial Institutions Act into effect on 1 January 2020 as the last part of the financial market regulations reform project.

David Schwartz

New Patent Rules in force

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Canada has now reached the end of its journey to implement the Patent Law Treaty, with new Patent Rules and associated amendments to the Patent Act recently coming into force.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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