Website Compliance: Haftung Für Social Plugins – Vorlagefragen an EuGH

Das von der Verbraucherzentrale NRW gegen die direkte Einbindung des Facebook „Like-Buttons“ geführte Klageverfahren geht in die nächste Runde: Mittlerweile beschäftigt sich das Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Düsseldorf im Berufungsverfahren mit der Rechtmäßigkeit der direkten Einbindung von Social Plugins wie des „Like-Buttons“. Durch Beschluss vom 19. Januar 2017 (Az. View Full Post
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Mediation with Bite – Giving Your Dispute Resolution Process Some Teeth

By | Employment Law Worldview | February 23, 2017
If we assume that your asking an employee and his manager to try to mediate a falling-out between them is a reasonable management request, what rights do you have as employer if one of them refuses? This came up at the 1st February Civil Mediation Council seminar on introducing mediation as a proactive part of grievance and disciplinary procedures.  View Full Post
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Smelting the Assets (directors’ Duties/transactions at Undervalue and to Defraud Creditors)

By | eSQUIRE Global Crossings | February 23, 2017
Dickinson v NAL (Realisations) Staffordshire Ltd is a useful case on how directors’ duties are looked at following a formal insolvency and ways in which an office holder can challenge transactions if there is evidence of wrongdoing or a concerted strategy to frustrate creditors’ recourse to a Company’s asset base which would ordinarily be available to them in an insolvency, subject of course to valid security and/or third party rights. View Full Post
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ASC Plans to Explore the Creation and Implementation of a Whistleblower Program

Julien Robitaille-Rodriguez –  A whistleblower program may be part of a comprehensive compliance and enforcement regime that the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) recently proposed as part of its three-year Strategic Plan (the Plan). The intention of the Plan, which sets out the ASC’s priorities to 2020, is to better position the regulator “to react to Alberta’s changing economic environment, while upholding a regulatory framework where capital markets can thrive and where there is strong investor protection against market misconduct”. View Full Post
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Repeal of Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985

By | India Corporate Law | February 23, 2017
The Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (SICA) was enacted to make special provisions for the timely detection of sick (and potentially sick) companies owning industrial undertakings. The Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) was formed under the SICA to determine the sickness of such industrial companies and to prescribe measures either for the revival of potentially viable units or the closure of unviable companies. View Full Post
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Singapore Government-linked Company Faces Criticism for Its Termination of Employees

By | Global Workplace Insider | February 23, 2017
Last month, 54 employees of a Singapore Government-linked company, Surbana Jurong, were terminated from employment. A local newspaper, Today, reported that the Group Chief Executive of Surbana had sent a firm-wide email explaining the firm’s decision to terminate these employees and labelling them as poor performers who could not be allowed to drag down the rest of the organization. View Full Post
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How to Serve Process in Austria

By | Hague Law Blog | February 23, 2017
How to Serve Process in Austria [Author’s Note:  The following information is soon to become inaccurate, because Austria has announced its intent to join the Hague Service Convention.  How soon is dependent on the European Union authorizing Austria’s signature and ratification.  Frankly, any delay is pretty silly, because Austria is the only EU member that is not already party to the Service Convention, but stay tuned.  View Full Post
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Partnerships Between Banks and Fintech Companies: A Continuing Trend for 2017

By | snIP/ITs | February 22, 2017
Partnerships Between Banks and Fintech Companies: A Continuing Trend for 2017 By Ana Badour, D.J. Lynde and Jessica Firestone Ana BadourD.J. LyndeJessica Firestone Fintech companies are offering game-changing products and services in the financial services sector, responding to customer demand for frictionless technology. Canadian banks are likewise increasingly seeking to offer innovative products and services. In addition to developing such products and services in-house, banks have been partnering with Fintech companies, seeking to leverage their technological know-how and cost-effective offerings.   View Full Post
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CRTC Extends Direct Regulation to Resellers of Telecommunications Services

By | snIP/ITs | February 22, 2017
CRTC Extends Direct Regulation to Resellers of Telecommunications Services By Keith Rose Keith Rose With relatively little fanfare, on January 17, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a regulatory policy imposing new direct regulatory obligations on Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs) in Canada. Historically, the CRTC’s direct regulatory powers have applied to “Canadian carriers”, who are the owners (or operators) of the physical telecommunications infrastructure in Canada. View Full Post
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