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Buchalter | July 2022

July 21, 2022 By: John Epperson and Peter McGaw California has a long history of enacting laws regulating plastic packaging, dating back to the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container law in 1991, a law many manufacturers only learn about when they receive a notice from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (“CalRecycle”) ...

Buchalter | July 2022

July 20, 2022 By: Michael Flynn* Amidst its increased activity in many different areas, the CFPB recently focused on credit reporting responsibilities under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by issuing an advisory opinion. The CFPB highlighted and set out some specific key points regarding credit reporting responsibilities and prohibitions, and offered a reminder about criminal liability under various provisions in the FCRA ...

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade’s constitutional right to abortion has had sweeping implications that affect employers, along with the general public ...

In an effort to counteract the economic damage wrought by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in November of 2021. Part of that bill set aside $370 billion to improve and expand transportation, and further earmarked 10% of those funds for socially and economically disadvantaged government contractors ...

Introductory signals, according to The Bluebook, help legal writers “organiz[e] authorities and show how authorities support or relate to a proposition given in the text.” In a perfect world, The Bluebook would be easy to follow, all lawyers would use it uniformly, and there would always be a case on point. But the practice of law is rarely perfect. Consider The Bluebook ...

Kudun and Partners | July 2022

Mayuree Sapsutthiporn, partner and head of China practice, was invited to be a speaker at the School of Law, Mae Fah Luang University on the topic “How to Become a Lawyer: A Personal Experience from a Law Firm’s Partner” to share her career experience and professional insights with law students. The seminar was well attended by over 50 law graduate students, as well as other participants who were interested in the subject ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2022

Ohio Record-Retention Rules: How can banks defend themselves after purging account records that are essential to a future lawsuit? An Ohio customer walks into her local branch and demands access to the contents of her safe deposit box. She presents a key and a one-year lease, capable of annual renewal, from 2005. But the key not only fails to open the box – it does not even fit in the lock. And when you search for records of the lease, you find nothing ...

DFDL | July 2022

The Sub-Decree appointing the Cambodia Competition Commission was issued on 14 July 2022 and is effective as of that date ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2022

Introduction The NPC Standing Committee on June 24, 2022 enacted the Amended Anti-monopoly Law, which entered into force on August 1, 2022 (the “amended Anti-monopoly Law”).  This is the first time the Anti-monopoly Law has been amended since its promulgation nearly 15 years ago and is the legislative outcome of a four-year endeavor by China’s lawmakers since the revision work was formally planned in 2018 by the Anti-monopoly Commission of the State Council ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Shock to UK employment world The UK employment model was turned on its head by COVID-19 and the restrictions brought in by the Government. The seismic effects of the restrictions and the speed with which they were introduced tested the adaptability and resilience of employers and employees in a way not seen previously in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

In conversation with... Our panel of experts - Nina Pindham of No.5 Chamber, Sam Grange and Will Thomas from Shoosmiths and Rhys Bradshaw from DLP Planning took a fresh look at the new "Planning" Bill and gave us their thoughts. There are many questions that many have about the new ‘Planning’ bill...  Is this the final Act for s ...

DFDL | July 2022

The Vietnam Competition and Consumer Authority (“VCCA”) recently issued its Annual Report for 2021 (“Report”).  In this Client Alert, we outline the information provided by the VCCA on its activities related to the Law on Competition (2018) (“Law”) in 2021.   While not addressed in this Client Alert, the Report also outlines other activities of the VCCA during this period including in respect of consumer protection ...

Shepherd and Wedderburn was delighted to attend the Royal Highland Show after a sorely missed absence over the last two years. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces throughout the event, and particularly on the Friday at our full capacity breakfast briefing, co-hosted with Bidwells. For those not in attendance, we would like to share the following headline insights and key takeaways ...

The UK Government published last month its annual report on the application of the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA). The NSIA came into force on 4 January 2022. The report covers the period commencing from that date to 31 March 2022, though future annual reports will cover a full calendar year. The NSIA is already having a significant effect ...

We were delighted to advise our client, the Scottish National Investment Bank, in its investment in pureLiFi, a wireless communications start-up that uses light to transmit data.  John Morrison, who led the Shepherd and Wedderburn deal team with support from Ian Crombie and Sophie Bailey, said: “It is a pleasure to have worked with the Bank to facilitate this deal, which supports the roll-out of innovative communications technology and the creation of high skilled jobs in Scotland ...

Shepherd and Wedderburn would like to say thank you to our clients for providing valued and insightful feedback to Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide, which has awarded a Band 1 ranking to our private wealth and tax team in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This the first time our team in the central belt has been awarded the guide’s highest ranking ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2022

Two more states have followed Florida’s lead in adopting laws restricting telephone solicitations. Washington State’s new law went into effect on June 9, 2022. Oklahoma’s Telephone Solicitation Act of 2022 becomes effective November 1, 2022. This means, businesses that make telephone sales calls now must navigate not only the federal statute, but various state laws, some of which are more stringent than their federal counterpart ...

LG Electronics Inc. v. Immervision, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2021-2037, -2038 (Fed. Cir. 2022)  In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal Circuit considered how to treat a prior art reference in which the alleged teaching of a claim element would be understood by a skilled artisan not to be an actual teaching, but rather an error of a typographical or similar nature ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

  Malta has, over the past years, attracted a number of the world’s largest superyachts to its shores by offering good marina services and a number of ancillary facilities such as technical assistance and repairs, boat hoists and bunkering services ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2022

You have the right to remain silent and to an attorney, and what you say can be used against you in a court of law.  From Sergeant Joe Friday on “Dragnet” to Lennie Briscoe on “Law & Order,” millions of television viewers have been Mirandized by these all-too-familiar warnings such that they have become as much a part of police work as handcuffs and a badge ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2022

I. Introduction Rising interest rates and a general economic downturn in 2022 has impacted the value of digital assets, including the relatively well-established likes of Bitcoin and Ether. In addition to market headwind, momentum around federal digital assets regulation is growing, culminating in the proposed “Responsible Financial Innovation Act” (the “RFIA”) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Further in their specialist series Chambers and Partners have launched this year’s guide for professional advisers to wealthy individuals and organisations, providing objective guidance on an international scale. The in-depth analysis covers trends within the private client market and has ranked the leading lawyers and law firms for international private wealth ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Lauren Bowkett is a principal associate in the financial crime team at Shoosmiths. She has experience in providing financial crime compliance advice, including advice in relation to the Modern Slavery Act (“MSA 2015”). In this article Lauren takes us through the key features of the Modern Slavery Bill and gives her comment on the potential amendments. The new Modern Slavery Bill will seek to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act 2015 ...

PLMJ | July 2022

The State Budget Law for 2022, Law 12/2022 of 27 June (“SBL2022”) was published on 27 June 2022 and came into force on the following day. SBL2022 is framed in a context of expectations for the economic recovery of the country in what is hoped will be a post-pandemic period. It has been presented as a budget that promotes economic recovery and reinforces policies favourable to investment. However, the greatest changes that have been proposed relate to the taxation of individuals ...

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