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SyCipLaw Senior Partner Leslie C. Dy and Senior Associate Mark Kevin U. Dellosa provide an update on labor laws and employment rights in the Philippines in a special report published by Conventus Law. Contractualization and Workers' Rights SyCipLaw:Contractualisation may relate to the engagement of job contractors to perform services for a principal or the engagement of workers under short-term contracts ...

Heuking | January 2024

Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.     A Hamburg-based HEUKING team led by new Equity Partner Christoph Prochnau, LL.B., legally advised bigmed Beratungs GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of digmed GmbH to LOGEX Healthcare Analytics AG.   Founded in 2008 by anesthetist Dr. Enno Bialas, digmed is a leading provider in the analysis of operating and surgical processes in hospitals in the German-speaking region ...

Carey Olsen | January 2024

Carey Olsen advises on launch of new private capital administration business, Palmer Palmer was founded by chief executive officer Martin Schnaier, chief financial officer James Ireland, chief legal officer James Bermingham, chief commercial officer Jason Bingham and chief technology officer Phil Godley. All have previously held senior leadership positions in the industry, including at FTSE 250 company, Sanne Group plc, prior to its take-private in 2022 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

Fintech companies and their partners are on alert as a flurry of new state and federal cybersecurity requirements take effect. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) both recently finalized changes that will create additional compliance obligations, expand existing regulations to new entities and mandate that banks and fintech firms move quickly to update their cybersecurity policies and incident-response capabilities ...

Heuking | January 2024

Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.   A HEUKING team, led by Munich-based Partner Boris Dürr, advised PRIMEPULSE SE on the sale of its majority stake in publicly listed KATEK SE to Kontron Acquisitions GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly listed Kontron AG. The transaction involved the sale of roughly 60% of all KATEK shares at a price of about EUR 130 million ...

Lavery Lawyers | January 2024

On August 11, 2023, the Court of Appeal of Quebec handed down a decision in CFG Construction inc. c. R.,1 dismissing the appeal of the guilty verdict against an employer, CFG Construction inc. (?CFG?), for criminal negligence having caused the death of one of its employees. This decision serves as a reminder of the potential criminal liability of an employer, depending on its legal form, for the death or bodily injury of its employees in the workplace ...

Krogerus | January 2024

The beginning of the new year 2024 is a good time to look back to 2023 and to have a look at upcoming changes within the field of employment law. In this article, we will wrap up the previous year by examining two relevant employment law precedents issued during the last months of 2023 and discuss some of the legislative reforms that are expected during 2024 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

On 10 January 2024, the Pensions Regulator’s General Code of Practice was laid in Parliament, 2 years and 9 months after it was first published for consultation ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

The government first announced an increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) in July 2023, stating that they expected this to come into force in Autumn 2023. As a result of the required parliamentary process, that increase has been delayed for some months, but the process is now close to completion and the final date for the increase is confirmed. Earlier this week, The Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2023 was approved by both houses of parliament and made into law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

We are now several years post-pandemic, and it seems remote working, at least in part, is here to stay. Employees, however, are taking things one step further and last summer, we saw a growing trend of workers interested in working remotely from a holiday property, either in the UK or abroad. We started to see the increasing popularity of the ‘workcation’ where employees work remotely in their location of choice, combining work and leisure ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

Non-compete agreements are generally enforceable in Florida, if they are justified by a legitimate business interest and they are reasonable in time, area and line of business.  However, a 2019 law invalidated non-compete agreements with certain physicians.  Under Section 542 ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | January 2024

New Law on Digital Security Digital systems and services are playing an increasingly crucial role in society, and attacks of these can have significant consequences. Consequently, digital security has become a national concern. The Norwegian National Security Authority’s report on security advisory for 2023 indicates that Norway’s preparedness in this context has long been insufficient ...

DORDA | January 2024

Legal Business World    Once seen as an overreach, Directive (EU) 2019/1937 may soon become the new global standard of worker protections. At the end of 2021, a significant transformation swept through the European Union (EU) corporate landscape with the emergence of the Directive (EU) 2019/1937 or the “Whistleblowing Directive.” The groundbreaking legislation was a clarion call for change by ensuring minimum standards of protection for whistleblowers across the EU ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

In this two-part series, we look back at the various changes to immigration routes which took place in 2023 and what to expect in 2024. In May 2023, we saw the Office for National Statistics release net migration statistics which showed that net migration to the UK was increasing, followed in December 2023 by a revision of such figures to show an even greater increase than what was initially expected ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

On 11 January 2024 the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published policy statement PS24/1 (without consultation). The policy statement sets out temporary changes to the complaints handling rules for motor finance complaints, amid a rise in complaints against motor finance firms relating to commission ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

In this two-part series, we look back at the various changes to immigration routes which took place in 2023 and what to expect in 2024. As we move into 2024, immigration continues to be a hot topic. As detailed in our immigration changes 2023 roundup, the government have already implemented numerous changes aiming to reduce net migration in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

A consultation published by the EU Commission on which over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives identifier would best facilitate price transparency closed at the end of last week. While we will need to wait until mid-2024 to hear the Commission’s findings, there are a couple of points of much broader impact and interest to all those interested in operating a multinational business, market structure, technology, digital assets, regulation, cross-border rule harmonisation and data privacy ...

Carey | January 2024

On January 12, 2024, and in compliance with Law No. 21,521 (the "Fintech Law"), the Financial Market Commission ("CMF") published General Rule No. 502, with the purpose of regulating the registration, authorization, and obligations of financial service providers under the Fintech Law (the "NCG 502"). The main subjects addressed by said norm are as follows: 1 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | January 2024

On November 23, 2023, the State Council published theOfficial Reply of the State Council on the Work Plan for Supporting Beijing in Promoting the Construction of a Comprehensive Demonstration Zone for Further Opening up the National Service Sector(the "Reply") ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

Introduction The United States Trustee Program is part of the United States Department of Justice and oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases, including oversight of panel trustees. When a bankruptcy court grants a motion to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee, the United States Trustee (“UST”) is responsible for selecting and appointing the individual who will serve in such capacity ...

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