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Gan Khong Aik

Attorney general's discretion is not unfettered

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The attorney general is a public officer who has been given ample discretionary power under Article 145 of the Federal Constitution to institute, conduct or discontinue any criminal proceedings.

Samuel Yang

SCC continues to assess unlawful collection of personal information by apps

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Shanghai Consumer Council recently released the results of its assessment of 39 apps, which aimed to evaluate the level of access that they had to users' personal information.

Anthony V Lupo

Department of State considering strict origin rules for jewellery

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Fashion accessory and luxury goods importers of fine and costume jewellery containing gemstones or precious metals should be aware of a proposal being considered by Department of State (DOS) officials.

Lars Kortländer

Destruction of consignment by Customs – question of liability

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf recently confirmed the underlying principle of Article 18(2)(d) of the Montreal Convention – namely, that air carriers cannot be held liable for damages which are entirely outside their sphere of risk and influence.

Aaron Goonrey

The untouchable employee and dangers of playing office politics

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

Following a recent Federal Court decision, a power solutions company was forced to reinstate a senior employee who it had fired three years previously and pay him A$1.1 million in back pay.

Ryan Rohlfsen

DOJ commentary underscores importance of pre-acquisition diligence

Corporate Finance/M&A - USA
Ropes & Gray LLP

In a July 2018 conference speech the Department of Justice (DOJ) deputy assistant attorney general (DAAG) for the Criminal Division underscored the importance of pre-acquisition Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) diligence.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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