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Takayuki Inoue

Court rules in Japan's first plea bargaining case

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The plea bargaining system, which came into effect in 2018, allows suspects and defendants to enter into negotiations with prosecutors whereby evidence of others' criminal conduct can be provided in return for criminal charges being reduced or dropped.

Galina Petkova

Supreme Administrative Court repeals merger clearance for Sopharma Trading/Pharmastore

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Administrative Court, acting as the second and final instance, recently repealed the Commission for the Protection of Competition's (CPC's) clearance for the acquisition of Pharmastore OOD by Sopharma Trading AD.

Altair Richards

Is the 2020 Cannabis Bill a flower among weeds or a weed among flowers?

Product Regulation & Liability - South Africa
ENSafrica

The 2020 Cannabis Bill outlines the regulations under which adults may legally cultivate, possess and use cannabis for private use and recreational purposes.

Beat Mumenthaler

Opening bankruptcy proceedings during COVID-19 pandemic

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Company boards of directors have a duty to continuously monitor the company's financial situation and take certain measures if it gets into financial difficulties.

Hagen Köckeritz

Home office and mobile working

Employment & Immigration - Germany
Mayer Brown

In response to the health and safety risks resulting from a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace, many employers moved to home office or mobile working arrangements earlier in 2020.

Jürg Schneider

FDPIC finds that Swiss-US Privacy Shield does not offer adequate level of data protection

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) recently removed the United States from its list of countries deemed to provide an "adequate level of data protection".

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