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Samuel Yang

Police authorities issue guidelines on protection of personal information

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

The Security Protection Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, the Beijing Cyber Industry Association and Research Institute Number 3 of the Ministry of Public Security recently issued the Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Information Security on the Internet, which set out a series of measures and processes for the protection of personal information.

Bruno Floriani

Franchisee or employee in disguise?

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

Franchising communities in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada have been eagerly awaiting a Supreme Court of Canada decision on whether an unincorporated franchisee operating a two-person cleaning services business in Quebec as part of a cleaning services franchise network qualified as an employee.

David R Hamill

Additional duties proposed on another $300 billion worth of Chinese products

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Mirroring President Trump's recent threats – which came just days after the Section 301 tariff on List 3 products was increased from 10% to 25% following a breakdown in trade negotiations between the United States and China – the administration has released a fourth list of Chinese-origin products that will be subject to additional duties.

Jeroen Van Hezewijk

New model BIT: negotiations to commence soon

Arbitration & ADR - Netherlands
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

In 2018 the government adopted its new model bilateral investment treaty (BIT).

Louw Steyn

Patenting strategy: when to patent?

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Patenting inventions is notoriously expensive; however, the benefits of having exclusive rights over an invention far exceed any initial patenting costs.

Jacqueline Moody

Scope of disclosure orders and contempt of court

Litigation - British Virgin Islands
Harneys

A BVI court recently considered a contempt application seeking further disclosure by way of an 'unless' order and whether cross-examination of the respondents should be ordered to determine the issue of contempt.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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