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Marwa M Hassoun

First unilateral export control on AI software issued

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

After a more than one-year wait, the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has imposed controls on its first 'emerging technology' – software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery.

Georgina Thomson

Cryptocurrency treated as property in freezing order

Banking - United Kingdom
Allen & Overy LLP

The High Court recently granted a freezing order over £1.5 million worth of bitcoin and ethereum cryptocurrency against a trading platform and its directors in only the second known example of the court treating cryptocurrency as property.

Lucy Lewis

IR35 reforms from April 2020

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The proposed IR35 reform represents the biggest change to employment tax for decades.

Kingshuk Banerjee

Insufficiently stamped agreements: can parties still seek interim relief in support of India-seated arbitrations?

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The Supreme Court recently held that the courts cannot appoint an arbitrator on the basis of an arbitration clause if the agreement containing such clause is insufficiently stamped.

Jonathan Crompton

Challenge to bank's suspension of account rejected

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The High Court has rejected an application for summary judgment of a claim to release money frozen by a bank.

Katie Lee

Canadian Institute for Health Information publishes drug spending statistics

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Canadian Institute for Health Information recently published statistics on drug spending, finding that in 2018 approximately 40% of drug spending was spent on 2% of beneficiaries.

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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