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Nordic lawyers and companies have good reason to show more confidence in mediation which is a faster, better and less expensive dispute resolution method than litigation and arbitration. This article explores the current status of media-tion in commercial disputes in Scandinavia.
Topics: International Arbitration and Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution,
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Real Estate transactions are governed by Russian Law, which is constantly being revised. This follows from Russia’s transformation into a market economy, which led to legislators introducing changes to the Civil Code adopted in 1994, so as to meet the new requirements of a changing economic landscape. This article looks briefly at the current situation with regard to Russian Real Estate Law.
Topics: Real Property,
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ASTM has a new standard for conducting environmental site assessments for property transactions that clarifies key aspects of how this due diligence is conducted. However, EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiry Rule currently allows either the old or the new standard to be used to qualify for liability protections, creating unnecessary chaos until this situation of dueling standards is remedied by future rule-making.
Topics: Environmental Law / Protected Species, Real Property,
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SB 568, recently enacted by the California legislature, aims to allow minors “erase” posts, photos and other content from the Internet. But as written, there are some ambiguities that may make it difficult to determine whether and how the law will be applied.
Topics: Information Technology / Computer Law, Cyberspace Law / E-Commerce / Internet Law,
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A procedural ruling by the D.C. Circuit may have the effect of allowing federal agencies to issue influential interpretations of law without any accountability in court.
Topics: Administrative Law, Privacy / Use of Personal Information,
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"Confirming support for reforms to the current legislation, the Law Commission of England and Wales has provided preliminary comments on the responses to its consultation into groundless threats provisions in respect of IP infringement".
Topics: Intellectual Property,
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Foreign exchange regulations in force require local companies who receive funds of foreign origin (either by means of a foreign direct investment or a financial loan) to demonstrate, within a specific term, that the resulting capitalization of such funds has been effectively registered before the Public Registry of Commerce. A recent Argentine Central Bank communication has extended the term to demonstrate such registration, aligning foreign...
Topics: Commercial Transactions and Finance / Consumer Transactions, Business Organizations,
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Providing for appropriate valuation, and mechanisms to adjust the price to be paid for shares when there is a significant time lag between the signing and the closing of share purchase transactions, is important to many such transactions. The mechanisms chosen, and the definition of terms empolyed, can be complex and can call upon the skills not only of lawyers, but as well accountants or other financial professionals...
Topics: Mergers and Acquisitions / Divestitures,
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Both the German case law and the German legislator set more and more limits to temporary agency work. In response, also many foreign companies increasingly “flee” into contracts for services and works to avoid temporary employment businesses and their restrictions to the persons put to work by their German subsidiaries and companies. Therefore, case law and politics also increasingly deal with the delimitation of the two structures; works councils go on the “barricades” against sham contracts...
Topics: Employment / Labor Law,
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"Handing down its decision in SAS v WPL, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has provided further clarification on whether copyright can be claimed in relation to the functionality of a computer program and highlighted the risks of sharing computer program functionality in computer program literature".
Topics: Information Technology / Computer Law, Licensing Transactions, Intellectual Property,
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