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Pedro Cortés

Macau responds to regulatory trends with new Cybersecurity Law

Private Client & Offshore Services - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

In June 2019 the Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) enacted the Cybersecurity Law.

Patricia Barboza

What is PM 905 and will it lead to another labour reform in Brazil?

Employment & Benefits - Brazil
CGM Advogados

Provisional Measure 905/2019 (PM 905) was recently published in the Official Gazette, creating a new type of employment agreement specifically designed to incentivise companies to offer individuals aged between 19 and 29 their first formal job in exchange for benefits relating mainly to payroll taxation.

Joanne van Harmelen

Potential for lucrative cannabis industry in South Africa

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

There have been a number of key developments in South African life sciences law relating to cannabis in recent years, including amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act 1965, such that products which contain only cannabidiol – when intended for therapeutic purposes – can now be obtained from a pharmacist by prescription.

Grzegorz Pobożniak

Downstream mergers under Polish company law

Corporate Finance/M&A - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The Code of Commercial Companies allows for mergers of both independent companies and related entities.

Marcel Meinhardt

New regulations on trading with natural resources

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

This article provides a non-exhaustive analysis of the legal situation regarding trading with natural resources in Switzerland, with a primary focus on new regulations and reference to foreign financial institutions.

Michael Sun

International Patent Classification: one factor in determining whether motivation to combine multiple citations exists

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

According to the Patent Examination Guidelines, in order to determine whether a patent application can be easily accomplished by persons ordinarily skilled in the art in view of the citations, it is necessary to consider whether there is motivation to combine multiple citations.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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