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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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AML CFT – Client Profiling and Why It Is Not Fully Understood

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  AML360 – Following on from my article last week, I will continue on the subject of client profiling.  It is an area in the AML CFT Act that is not well understood – from both the obligations to conduct client risk profiling, as well as the purpose and advantages that arise from  establishing a …

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Huawei v. Samsung – Setting a New Standard For Patent Litigation in China?

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Hogan Lovells –  China has become a new battlefield in the global patent war amongst tech giants in the telecom industry. On 4 January 2018, the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court (“Court“) rendered a landmark judgment in the Huawei v. Samsung standard essential patent (“SEPs“) case that is expected to reshape dynamics between the SEP licensors and licensees. …

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U.S. Supreme Court Further Limits Tolling in the Class Action Context in China Agritech v. Resh

Davis Polk –  The Supreme Court Holds that American Pipe Tolling Does Not Apply to Subsequent Class Actions; Clarifies that Five-Year Period for Section 10(b) Claims Is a Statute of Repose On June 11, 2018, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in China Agritech v. Resh, 1 holding that the American Pipe …

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How The Drone Business Is Being Taken Over By AI

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Robinson + Cole – Drones may be a relatively new technology, but artificial intelligence (AI) is already taking over. Autonomous drones are becoming more and more prevalent across all types of industries –from agriculture to construction to insurance. AI has actually started to become a force to be reckoned with in the drone industry –AI …

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ETS forestry regulation changes

13 June 2018 | PUBLICATION Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Share via email The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is proposing a number of amendments to the Climate Change (Forestry Sector) Regulations 2008 (Regulations), which govern forestry activities under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). These changes are being progressed separately from …

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The International Response to the Gender Pay Gap

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Baker & McKenzie – Baker & McKenzie have prepared a series on international gender pay issues and regulations, including issues relating to investor demands, equal pay lawsuits, how the gap can be narrowed and other issues.  For the link to the series see below. Global proliferation of regulation The World Economic Forum’s most recent Global …

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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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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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