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The Age of Hypercomplexity: Asia Pacific Business and Legal Macrotrends

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Baker + McKenzie – Our world has never been more connected – by technology, manufacturing, trade, supply chains, tourism and popular culture – and this unprecedented globalization has created enormous benefits for much of the world’s population as a result. At the same time, there are both public and private forces in Asia Pacific, the …

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President Trump, Human Rights, US Sanctions and Global Business: Traps for the unwary

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Clifford Chance – Over the past year, completely contrary to public expectations, President Trump has unleashed the power of US economic sanctions to champion human rights and fight corruption globally. As laudable as this initiative may seem at first glance on public policy grounds, it also raises serious legal questions and creates new risks and …

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5 Ways for Companies to Limit GDPR Penalties

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Latham & Watkins – EU data protection authorities are imposing increased penalties under the GDPR, with more proceedings forecast for 2019. By Tim Wybitul, Prof. Dr. Thomas Grützner, Dr. Wolf-Tassilo Böhm, and Dr. Isabelle Brams The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect since May 2018. Although the French data protection authority (CNIL) has imposed the highest …

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UK government publishes updated procurement guidance in the event of a no-deal Brexit

CMS Cameron McKenna – On 14 January 2019, the UK government updated its guidance in relation to public-sector procurement in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The guidance confirms that, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the public procurement regulations will remain broadly unchanged after EU exit at 11pm on 29 March 2019. The …

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Brexit: The UK and the EU – Clifford Chance

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With the UK and the wider EU facing the consequences of the Brexit vote, businesses globally need to manage the challenges and pursue the opportunities. Visit our dedicated Brexit hub for the latest news and developments. At Clifford Chance, we have been working for several years to understand what form a potential Brexit could take and the …

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What are the prospects of a U.S.-UK trade agreement after Brexit?

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 Kelley Drye Brexiteers claim that leaving the EU single market and customs union creates a golden opportunity for the UK to regain power over its international trade.  The potential future post-Brexit free-trade agreement that has received the most attention is that between the U.S. and the UK.  A U.S.-UK Trade and Investment Working Group was set up in …

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Iran Sanctions: U.S. Sanctions to “Snap Back” After Limited Wind-down Period

Davis Polk –  On May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that he was terminating the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) with Iran and issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum (“NSPM”) directing his administration to immediately begin the process of fully re-imposing sanctions that target critical sectors of Iran’s economy, …

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TechLaw News – Gig Economy Under Scrutiny

  The gig economy is a quickly developing labour market, defined by short-term contracts or freelance work. Workers in a gig economy get paid for the “gigs” they do, such as a food delivery or a car journey as opposed to a regular salary or wage. In the UK alone, 2.8 million people are estimated …

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A cross-border guide to corporate criminal liability and enforcement

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Freshfields – Society’s relationship with business has shifted over recent years, bringing corporate conduct firmly into the spotlight. Often in response to calls for greater corporate accountability, governments and enforcement agencies have increasingly been turning to the criminal law to hold companies liable for misconduct occurring within their organisations or for their benefit. Across various …

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