• Is It A Trade Spat Or The Start Of Another Cold War?

    It could well be the latter, according to Peter Hartcher, journalist and visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute, a Sydney-based foreign policy think tank. Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, he quotes former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson,...

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  • Why To Avoid “WeChat” When Managing Chinese Employees

    It’s the most widely used messaging and social media app in China, and its many users now include employees and employers communicating with each other. That’s not a good idea for either side, at least not when...

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  • Dispute Trends In The Energy Sector

    Disputes in the energy sector continue to dominate international arbitration, both in terms of number of disputes and their value, but the locus of controversy varies with the market and a wide range of economic and political...

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  • 9-11 Insurance Hack Breaks New Ground In Cyber-Extortion

    By successfully breaching a law firm retained by global insurer Hiscox, a group known as The Dark Overlord has obtained a trove of litigation documents related to the 9-11 attack. “The news gives insight into how hacking...

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  • Protecting Your Company’s Domain Name

    Other companies cannot use your company’s domain name, but they may attempt to use something similar. This Today’s General Counsel article explains the potential problems – specifically cybersquatting and the related practice of “typosquatting” – why it’s...

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  • Litigation Holds And The GDPR

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) makes compliance with litigation holds more complicated. United States courts expect corporate litigants to properly preserve records and have issued severe sanctions in cases where they are not preserved. In...

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  • Brexit Previews Future Risks

    Economic systems worldwide are undergoing major structural changes driven by technology, trade, climate change, inequality and mounting populist challenges to the status quo. Brexit is the most dramatic example to date of economic and political fragmentation in...

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  • Don’t Be Blind-Sided By New Export Controls

    Cutting edge technologies tend to outrun government controls. This means that in recent years many commercial technical innovations, as long as they were not designed for military application and did not involve encryption technology, could be exported...

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  • “Unexplained Wealth” Now Corruption Target In UK

    Last month the first unexplained wealth order (UWO) in the UK was made public. The target was one Mrs. Zamira Hajiyeva, who is a recent purchaser of “two properties worth £22 million, a property in Knightsbridge and...

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  • GDPR Makes The EU’s Regulatory Reach Global

    The European General Data Protection Regulation expands the scope of the EU’s data privacy regulatory framework to cover companies that maintain personal data of employees or others residing in the EU, regardless of the company’s location, and...

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