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Todd A Solomon

DOL creates path for 401(k) plans to offer private equity investment options

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The US Department of Labour recently issued an information letter indicating that, in limited circumstances, it will allow defined contribution retirement plans (eg, 401(k) plans) to indirectly invest in private equity funds.

Anat Shavit

Recent tax ruling provides for priority technological enterprise status for cloud services

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Tax Authority recently published a tax ruling addressing priority technological enterprise status with respect to an Israeli company that engages in the development and provision of cloud service platforms.

Kunal Seth

Parody – fair dealing versus infringement

Intellectual Property - India
Saikrishna & Associates

Various jurisdictions provide protection to parodies under the doctrines of fair use and fair dealing.

Sascha Dethof

Amazon versus marketplace merchants: FCO is investigating

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) is investigating whether Amazon influences pricing on the Amazon marketplace.

Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Litigation - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

Kay C Georgi

BIS launches rulemaking process for foundational technologies and hints at potential areas of control

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on foundational technologies, which seeks public comment on criteria for identifying and defining 'foundational technologies' essential to US national security.

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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