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Anthony B Cavender

Wyoming law criminalising crossing of private property to collect resource data regulates 'creation' of speech

Real Estate - USA
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

In an unusual case, the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit reversed the district court's decision that recently enacted Wyoming laws impose civil and criminal liability on any persons who "cross private land to access adjacent or proximate land where he [or she] collects resource data".

Victoria Goode

Taxation of termination payments – updated legislation published

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The government recently published the Finance Bills 2017 and 2018, which contain the latest proposals for changes to the tax and national insurance treatment of termination payments.

Greg Pooler

High Court upholds limitation of liability clause despite poor drafting

Litigation - United Kingdom

The Technology and Construction Court was recently asked to determine the enforceability of a limitation of liability clause in an IT services agreement.

Benjamin Paine

New requirements for single-shareholder companies and statutory pre-emption rights

Company & Commercial - Georgia
Paine Stevens LLC

Georgia has sought over the past 15 years to have one of the most modern, user-friendly legal systems among the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Guangyu Zhang

SIPO releases new Administrative Measures for the Prioritised Examination of Patents

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) recently released the new Administrative Measures for the Prioritised Examination of Patents, which took effect on August 1 2017.

Ceri Fuller

Data Protection Bill 2017: implications for employers on first reading

IT & Internet - United Kingdom
DAC Beachcroft

The EU General Data Protection Regulation left room for member states to introduce their own laws in certain areas, including in relation to employment law.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey