There are many situations in which a developer may need to begin construction before a certain date, but cannot get their building permit in time.
IBM and Metropolitan Health–one of South Africa’s largest financial services and healthcare companies–recently announced Africa’s first commercial application of IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor (“Watson”).
Did a post yesterday explaining why I got so upset with the idea of an American domestic lawyer writing the employment contracts for his company’s China WFOE. That post, China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home, listed out a few of the more important things I was pretty certain this lawyer would miss in his contracts.
China’s theatrical box office market may be huge but the ancillary revenues (i.e. non-box office) are still relatively small in China.
Had a conversation the other day with the in-house counsel for a relatively small American company. This lawyer thanked me for the China Law Blog and said that he had used it to write his company’s employee contracts. I was stunned by this statement and to avoid me saying something I might later regret, I immediately changed the subject.
In his recent decision in McSherry v. Zimmer GMBH, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court certified a national opt out class action that dovetails with a related national opt in class action previously certified in British Columbia.
Every few weeks one of our China lawyers gets a somewhat frantic email from an English teacher in China and we hate them.
This month, we introduce a new series focusing on occupational health and safety (“OH&S”) issues to help employers ensure health and safety in the workplace and avoid penalties under the Workers’ Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (the “Regulation”).
Increased Information Obligations to Employees in French Company Takeovers Threaten Transaction Confidentiality
France has recently introduced new rules obliging smaller companies to provide increased information to their employees regarding prospective takeovers and ownership changes and also regarding opportunities for the staff to make acquisition offers themselves.