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Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Ahead of International Data Centre Day on 20 March 2024 we consider what we believe to be some of the most important trends that are likely to have an impact on the data centre industry over the next 12 months:  1 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

April is traditionally a month when employment law changes are made and this year is no exception. We provide a summary of the key changes employers need to be aware of and what steps they should take as a result of the changes. National Minimum Wage From 1 April 2024, the hourly National Living (NLW) and Minimum Wages (NMW) will increase to £11.44 (for workers aged 21 and over), £8.60 (for workers aged 18-20), £6.40 (for workers aged 16-17) and £6 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | March 2024

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We would like to share with you an updated digest of the most significant laws and bills and regulatory innovations in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector for the period from June 2023 to February 2024, as well as trends in the future regulation of this industry. The TMT industry is currently experiencing significant regulatory pressure with changes constantly being made for both its service providers and the customers who use their products ...

ALRUD Law Firm | March 2024

We would like to inform you about important potential changes regarding the state accreditation rules for IT companies1 and the current moratorium on inspections of IT companies2. 1 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

Governments around the world are thinking about encouraging  data sharing on a larger scale by using regulation. In the EU we have the EU Data Act, which will take effect in 2025 so is fast coming around the corner. It’s a juggernaut, and once it hits things may never be quite the same again. So what effect will it have? A recent CJEU ruling illustrates some of the problems it is likely to cause ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

MEPs in Strasbourg have overwhelmingly (523 - 46) now approved the EU’s AI Act. It heralds the long-awaited arrival of what is the first globally significant attempt at a standalone regulatory framework for artificial intelligence systems ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

In recent months, a number of agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), have been working diligently to identify businesses and individuals who committed alleged fraud through the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The PPP was a key component of the CARES Act, which approved $2.2 trillion in economic relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PPP aimed to help businesses navigate the pandemic by providing financial assistance to employers ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

Recently, Dinsmore attorneys attended the Federal Trade Commission’s eighth annual PrivacyCon: a conference for regulators, researchers, industry representatives, consumer advocates and other stakeholders to gather and discuss trends in consumer privacy and data security. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the federal independent agency charged with regulating and enforcing anticompetitive, deceptive and unfair business practices ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | March 2024

We are delighted that Peter Aall Simonsen, Bjørn-Erik Leerberg and Bjørn Åge Hamre have strenghten their individual rankings with respectively Band 2 within Energy: Renewables, Band 3 within Energy: Oil and Gas, and Restructuring/Insolvency ...

On February 15, 2024, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking, proposing to create a new group registration option for published two-dimensional artwork.  Currently, the Copyright Office permits group registration of up to ten unpublished two-dimensional artworks, and it also permits the registration of individual published two-dimensional artworks ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a temporary Ohio law providing that income earned by remote workers would be taxed by the municipality that was their principal place of work, rather than the municipality where they actually performed remote work during the COVID-19 emergency period. The 5-2 decision in Schaad v. Alder, Slip Opinion No. 2024-Ohio-525, came on February 14, 2024 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

The conference earlier this week, looked at the broad theme of how the next Government can use technology to “build a better Britain”, exploring the key policy priorities of the UK tech industries with a general election expected by the autumn. The sold-out event, which attracted over 200 attendees, coincided with the publication of TechUK’s UK Tech Plan, setting out seven tech priorities for the next Government ...

Afridi & Angell | March 2024

Introduction   Following the issuance of Consultation Paper 3 of 2023 and the consultation process that followed, on 2 October 2023 the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) enacted the DLT Foundations Regulations 2023 (theRegulations), aimed at providing a regulatory framework for the creation and operation of specialised foundations for distributed ledger technology (DLT) and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAO) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

The Law Commission recently announced that it has commenced a three-year review of existing legal frameworks to identify the challenges and opportunities linked to the introduction of highly automated systems into the aviation sector. Such systems could include autonomous drones that can deliver goods to remote areas and pilot-less flying taxis that can transport people across urban environments ...

ENSafrica | March 2024

Maximising benefits: The importance of efficiently leveraging W&I Insurance to structure M&A deals Warranty and Indemnity (“W&I”) insurance is a risk management tool that transfers the liability of the seller to the insurer. W&I insurance typically covers the breach of warranties and indemnities provided by a seller/warrantor and the occurrence of events that were unknown or undisclosed to a buyer ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

Regardless of an organization's scale, cyberattacks and other cybersecurity incidents, such as data loss or merchant/vendor incidents, pose a significant threat to businesses globally. A quick search online easily identifies current cyberattacks being unleashed against corporations operating in today’s global economy including American Express and Change Health ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen and Oakbridge advise Sullivan Street Partners on Wave Group investment Carey Olsen provided regulatory, structuring and legal advice in establishing Sullivan Street's investment vehicle, Wave Jersey LP, with Oakbridge facilitating the set up and ongoing fund administration services.  The Carey Olsen team advising Sullivan Street Partners comprised corporate partner Chris Griffin and associate Marco Carossa ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Bermudian lawyer Yan-Xia Rogers returns home to join Carey Olsen Yan-Xia will specialise in corporate and commercial law, advising clients on a range of cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters. Having moved to London in 2020, Yan-Xia worked for a year as a paralegal at Broadgate Legal before training as a solicitor at Kennedys Law LLP in London, with a focus on regulatory, corporate, product liability law and insurance litigation ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Succession of digital assets in Guernsey What are digital assets? The term "digital assets" does not yet have a legal definition in Guernsey but it can broadly be understood to mean any asset that is represented digitally or electronically.[1] Digital assets include: cryptocurrencies; NFTs; social media accounts; photos, audio files and video stored in the cloud; reward cards/loyalty programmes; online bank accounts; email accounts; eBooks; websites ...

Violence in the workplace is something all employers prohibit and try to prevent. Healthcare employers have a tougher time, because the violence often comes from patients. How do you best protect workers while still providing needed patient care? There are no federal laws addressing this issue, so some states have stepped in. Recently, Texas joined states like California in enacting statutory protections against workplace violence directed at healthcare workers.[1] Texas S.B ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

On March 8, 2024, just days before it was set to take effect, U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of the Eastern District of Texas vacated the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB’s”) recent rule on determining the standard for joint-employer status. The NLRB issued the rule on October 26, 2023. It established a seven-factor analysis, under a two-step test, for determining joint employer status ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2024

The government’s push to drive down net migration figures has been well documented. 2024 will see a raft of changes aimed at reducing this figure from the 745,000 that was recorded for 2022. Whilst there is no doubt that the changes will result in reduced migration, it will also make things more difficult for sectors that rely on the sponsorship system to fill vacancies in areas where there are skills shortages in the resident labour market ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

Expanding its ability to detect and pursue security incidents, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized an amendment to the Safeguards Rule[1] on October 27, 2023 requiring non-banking financial institutions to report certain data breaches. By extending this data privacy protection to customers of all financial institutions, this amendment demands fintech firms across the country revisit their cybersecurity and incident-response policies. I ...

Carey Olsen | March 2024

Carey Olsen Bermuda celebrates International Women's Day 2024 The panel was moderated by Carey Olsen senior associate Laura Kearns and featured SVP senior legal counsel at Butterfield Bank, Kim Simmons; the Honourable Mrs Justice Shade Subair Williams; group head of trust services at Lombard Odier Group, Charmaine Tucker; and Carey Olsen senior counsel Claire van Overdijk KC ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | March 2024

At any hour, your company is vulnerable to cybercriminals aiming to cripple your operations. The repercussions are vast, from productivity loss to compromising sensitive information, which erodes trust with customers and employees alike. The financial toll and reputational harm can be severe and lasting. Whether facing a widespread assault or a precise strike, these attacks are escalating in frequency, sophistication and financial impact ...

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