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Charles E Harris II

HIPAA authorisation for research: HHS issues interim guidance on authorisation sufficiency

Insurance - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was to issue guidance by December 2017 clarifying when an individual's authorisation for a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-covered entity to use or disclose their protected health information contains a sufficient description of the purpose for its use or disclosure.

Antoine Laniez

EAPOs: new pro-creditor enforcement mechanism under Luxembourg law

Banking - Luxembourg

EU Regulation 655/2014, which established a European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) procedure, aims to facilitate the collection of claims in civil and commercial matters by introducing a uniform EU procedure for identifying and freezing funds held in a debtor's bank accounts in another member state.

Samuel Yang

NISSTC seeks comments on personal information security impact assessments

IT & Internet - China
AnJie Law Firm

The National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee recently released the Information Security Technology – Guide to the Personal Information Security Impact Assessment (Draft for Comment).

Zeina Obeid

Arbitration in commercial representation disputes: walking the line between tradition and modernism

Arbitration & ADR - Lebanon
Obeid Law Firm

Due to its status as a commercial hub, Lebanon has its fair share of disputes arising from commercial representation agreements, particularly those concerning compensation for the termination of such agreements.

Andreas Fankhauser

Lufthansa and Swiss request to waive merger commitments must be re-examined

Aviation - Switzerland
Proton Legal LLC

The General Court recently annulled the European Commission's rejection of a request by Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines to waive their fare commitments.

Szymon Gogulski

Changes to tax deductible expenses for authors

Corporate Tax - Poland
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

The Act of 27 October 2017 amending the Personal Income Tax (PIT) Act, the Corporate Income Tax Act and the Flat Income Tax on Certain Revenues Performed by Individuals Act amended the PIT Act to introduce categories of creative activity which entitle authors to settle 50% of their tax deductible expenses and doubled the annual limit of tax deductible expenses.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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


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