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Joanne Huckle

Q&A on Cayman AML regime: service providers, delegation and risk-based approach

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The government and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority are well aware that it is imperative that the Cayman Islands is not only perceived to, but does in fact, play a central role in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

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.

Arthur Shay

New measures to regulate OTT service providers

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

Despite the fact that Taiwan's broadband market is flooded with over-the-top (OTT) media services, the National Communications Commission has yet to regulate OTT service providers.

Martin Foerster

Vienna Building Code: new provision renders short-term letting illegal

Real Estate - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

A new provision in the Vienna Building Code recently entered into force, rendering short-term letting – including through rental services such as Airbnb – illegal in large areas of Vienna.

Hui Huang

Trade secrets: second amendment to Anti-unfair Competition Law

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The revision of the Anti-unfair Competition Law is part of the new effort to enhance the protection of intellectual property in China.

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).

OnDemand

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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