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Buchalter | December 2023

December 2023 By: David J. Elkanich and Amber Bevacqua-Lynott There is no question that the practice of law has evolved over the past decade. At one time, lawyers would meet mostly with clients in person in their “brick and mortar” offices, and would principally represent clients in their home jurisdiction (where the client was physically located and where the lawyer is licensed). But times have changed ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | December 2023

Recent changes to Ohio law have licensed health care professionals asking themselves when was the last time they confirmed or updated their email address, and other contact information, with agencies like the State Medical Board of Ohio, the Ohio Board of Nursing or the Board of Pharmacy? The impetus for such reflection is that Ohio licensing agencies may now serve significant legal documents exclusively through email, or a last-known fax number, as opposed to registered or certified mail thro

Han Kun Law Offices | December 2023

In the current complex geopolitical environment, Chinese science and technology enterprises are facing unprecedented challenges when going global. On one hand, China has to cope with concerns and restrictions imposed by various countries in terms of export control in multiple technology areas. On the other hand, there is an urgent demand for actively seeking technology export and rapidly converting long-accumulated technological advantages into economic value ...

AELEX | December 2023

Introduction Musical works created or produced by musicians are largely protected by copyright. This basically refers to the exclusive control that is given to the creator of a particular piece of work for a specific amount of time ...

AELEX | December 2023

THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REGISTER: IMPLEMENTING THE FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE’S RECOMMENDATIONS ON MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FINANCING IN NIGERIA   INTRODUCTION   Section 119 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (“CAMA”) 2020, in conjunction with the Persons with Significant Control Regulations (“PSC Regulations”) 2022, requires companies, Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”), and by extension, foreign exempted companies under

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

The UK is home to some of the most innovative and cutting-edge startups in the world, especially in fields like AI, semiconductors and quantum computing. These startups have the potential to transform various industries and sectors, from healthcare to finance to defence ...

Over the last three years, the U.S. Department of Justice has pursued its first-ever criminal antitrust cases targeting alleged deals between companies to avoid poaching each other's employees and to fix wages. In total, the DOJ has brought six cases. Four resulted in acquittals, while just one case yielded guilty pleas. Last month, the DOJ voluntarily dismissed its sixth and last case without explanation. A number of lessons can be drawn from this wave of labor-market prosecutions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

Module 6 of the UK’s Covid-19 Public Inquiry opened on 12 December 2023, with public hearings set to begin in Spring 2025. This article explores what Module 6 will examine and explains how and why members of the Care Sector may want to become involved ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

This article explores the reasons why sickness absence and mental health issues may rise among employees during the festive period and what employers can do to support their employees during this time. Christmas is traditionally an exciting time of year, but the colder weather and shorter nights can cause lower mood for a lot of people. When feeling low, people can also be more susceptible to illness, picking up unwanted coughs and colds which leaves them feeling even lower ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

Last week, Shoosmiths hosted an event by The Fashion Network titled ‘AI in Fashion Retail: Mastering the Future of the Style business’. During this event we heard from fashion industry leaders on how the retail sector is seeking to revolutionise their businesses using cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies ...

Carey | December 2023

On December 12th, 2023, the Chamber of Deputies approved in the second constitutional procedure the bill that "Establishes a Framework Law on Cybersecurity and Critical Information Infrastructure" (the "Bill"). On the same date, the Bill was sent to the Senate and advanced to the third constitutional stage, with all the amendments of the reviewing chamber being approved ...

Carey Olsen | December 2023

Jersey investment funds update - Q4 2023 FSJL - Changes to investment business On 31 October 2023, two amendments to the definition of “investment business” (as set out in article 2(2) of the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998 (“FSJL”)) came into force. The amendments have been discussed extensively over the last few years via numerous consultations with industry ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2023

There was considerable anticipation regarding whether the negotiations would be successfully concluded during this meeting. Without an agreement, there was a risk of significant delays in the adoption of the framework. This was undesirable for EU institutions that have invested considerable prestige in leading the regulation of AI globally. Read more about the most contentious issues leading up to the last negotiation meeting in this article ...

Carey Olsen | December 2023

Carey Olsen named Channel Islands Law Firm of the Year at WealthBriefing Awards Independently evaluated by expert panels, these awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the wealth management sector within the Channel Islands. The awards encompass various categories, highlighting excellence among individuals, teams, products, and services catering to wealth managers, clients, and institutions of diverse sizes and types ...

Lavery Lawyers | December 2023

On June 2, 2021, the Québec government reduced the administrative burden relating to international publicity contests by excluding them from the jurisdiction of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the ?Régie?). It has now followed suit with all types of publicity contests launched on or after October 27, 20231 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

Shoosmiths’ AI lead and partner Alex Kirkhope attended the Data Ethics Summit, focused on exploring the fundamental principles of ethical technology, the agenda evolved to delve into the practical applications of ethics, spanning from private sector strategies to policy and regulatory development, many of which are now being put into practice ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

Winter can be a hectic time of year, with stress levels heightened by frantic planning for the festive season and employers may be overwhelmed by annual leave requests. How can employers keep employees happy while balancing the needs of the workplace? Annual leave requests Most employees are likely to request time off during the winter months to spend time with family and friends, especially where this aligns with school holiday periods, religious festivals and national bank holidays ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

A summary of the key takeaways from a recent webinar on the spectre of personal criminal liability for charity trustees. During the recent Trustees’ Week the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission said that one of the week’s aims is to inspire more people to come forward to serve as trustees, to prepare a pipeline of able and passionate people, willing to take on the mantle of trusteeship, ensuring the good work of charities is sustainable ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

A summary of the key takeaways from a recent webinar on The Covid-19 Public Inquiry - Spotlight on the Care Sector. What is a Public Inquiry? A public inquiry is a state sponsored investigation into areas of public concern. Inquiries are set up and sponsored by the government, but they operate independently of the government. All inquiries have powers to compel the attendance of witnesses or provision of evidence ...

Carey | December 2023

On Monday 04 de December, Decree No. 164/2023 from the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security was published in the Official Gazette, approving the National Cybersecurity Policy that will be in force during the period 2023 - 2028, replacing the previous Policy, published on January 28, 2017, which was in effect between that same year and 2022 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

The new Home Secretary, James Cleverly, announced a five-point plan aimed at reducing the recently announced record high net-migration figures. The planned changes will have a big impact on many employers’ ability to sponsor workers from overseas. The changes will be brought into force in the Spring, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed. The Government estimate that these changes will reduce net migration by 300,000 (based on estimations of new entrants to the UK last year) ...

GrahamThompson | December 2023

December 6, 2023 Nassau, The Bahamas – This past September 2023, GrahamThompson Partner and GTC Corporate Services Limited (GTCCS), Chief Operating Officer (COO) Anastasia Campbell succeeded Herman H. Raspé, of Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler LLP, in New York as Chairperson of the World Services Group.   She recently sat down for a Q&A to discuss the role and to share her insights on its significance ...

The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 (“Act”) was enacted to encourage private employers in Haryana to boost local employment. The Act was called upon for application from January 15, 2022, for a period of 10 years. The constitutionality of the Act was challenged in multiple writ petitions before the Punjab & Haryana High Court (“Court”). The Court stayed the implementation of the Act on February 3, 2022 ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2023

In the guide, Chambers notes that Simonsen Vogt Wiig is a highly respected firm in Norway with significant expertise in payments law. The firm acts for large banks and start-ups on corporate matters, regulatory compliance, data privacy and cryptocurrency issues. It has further capability in intellectual property and crowdfunding ...

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