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Ryoji Moroi

Proposed introduction of feed-in tariff wheeling fee

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is considering the introduction of a power generation base fee for feed-in tariff (FIT) eligible power generation companies.

Katrina Edge

Enforcement of Security Interests (Jersey) Law 2012

Banking - Jersey
Ogier

Under the Security Interests (Jersey) Law 1983, the powers of a secured party on enforcement were limited to a power of sale.

David Hanke

CFIUS 2.0: expansion of jurisdictional scope remains in limbo as tech minority investments emerge

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

In the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernisation Act and the Export Control Reform Act, Congress essentially gave the Department of Commerce the authority to decide how narrowly or widely to set the jurisdiction for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States over non-passive minority investments involving emerging and foundational technologies.

Oki Mori

Personal Information Protection Commission – recent trends

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In recent months, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) has been proactive in publicising cases of data breaches that have had a significant social impact, together with the names of the companies, even when the PPC did not exercise its supervisory authority over the companies in question.

Noboru Taniguchi

Expanded protection for building and interior designs under revised Design Act

Intellectual Property - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry recently announced on its website that a Cabinet Order of 1 November 2019 had declared that the revised Design Act would come into force on 1 April 2020.

Gemma Taylor

Vegans protected by Equality Act: what does it mean for employers?

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

According to an employment tribunal in the widely reported case brought by Jordi Casamitjana, ethical veganism can be a philosophical belief that is protected under the Equality Act.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, Switzerland

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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