On July 7-11, 2014, a group of 25 privacy lawyers met in a historic building overlooking the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, and spent five days learning about U.S. privacy law, European data protection law, and the complex interactions between them.
In Ontario, the motion for leave to commence a claim under the Ontario Securities Act (“OSA”) is usually heard at the same time as the certification motion in a prospective class action.
South Africa is party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The Convention is given effect to by the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Act, 40 of 1977.
During the past year, the number of calls from American (sometimes European) SMEs pushed out of China for having operated there without a legal entity (such as a WFOE) have doubled? What is causing this increase of foreign companies getting shut down in China?It’s the economy, stupid.
So much for the rule of thumb that an employee should receive one month of notice for every year of service.
Not all mediations settle. The Employment Tribunal mediation system boasts a success rate of 70%, while CEDR’s experience is that of about 85% of its employment mediations result in an agreement.
In separate cases, one Illinois federal judge issued several rulings favorable to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) plaintiffs on key issues.
Whenever one of our China lawyers drafts an agreement for a client doing business in China, one of the first things we ask is the identity of the Chinese counterparty. It’s a deceptively simple question.
The “forfait-jours” is a particular method of organization of working time which allows the employer to calculate the employee’s working time as a number of days worked over the year rather than a number of hours over the week.