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Paul Van den Bulck

DPA reprimands hospital for violating employee's access and information rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium
AKD

The Litigation Chamber of the Data Protection Authority recently issued a reprimand to a hospital for its violation of an employee's access and information rights regarding an audit, which had led to the employee's dismissal.

Meaghan Kent

Supreme Court denies copyrightability of Georgia code annotations

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

A recent Supreme Court decision may seem like it boiled down to an esoteric argument over the correct interpretation of a series of cases decided in the 19th century – and it did – but the ramifications of the decision will be felt in 2020 and beyond.

Lucy Lewis

Positive action speaks louder than words – five principles for employers

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

This article explores the legal limits of positive action in the workplace, including situations where it is permissible to give preference on gender or ethnicity grounds to make up for a historic lack of opportunity and what employers can and cannot do to improve diversity in their shortlists or hiring slates..

Norman Wisely

32nd offshore licensing round sees 113 licences awarded by OGA

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently announced its offer for the award of 113 licences over 259 blocks or part-blocks to 65 companies.

Hao Zhan

WFOE shopping: how do Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen compare for establishing an insurance WFOE in China?

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

Foreign insurers cannot directly sell insurance products in China unless they have successfully established a joint venture or wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) insurer in mainland China.

Brett Carr

BoE governor speaks: payments firms should expect regulatory change

Banking & Financial Services - United Kingdom
Latham & Watkins LLP

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey recently delivered a speech entitled "Reinventing the Wheel (with more automation)", in which he outlined regulatory changes that payments market participants can expect, including as part of the global regulatory response to stablecoins.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan