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DLA Piper Global Contract Laws: Comparative Guide

We  are pleased to launch the DLA Piper Global Contract Laws: Comparative Guide.  The online guide offers a high-level snapshot of contract laws across 50+ jurisdictions including Israel. The DLA Piper Global Contract Laws: Comparative Guide has been designed to help you navigate cross-border complexities. This complimentary resource offers an overview of key laws governing … Continue Reading

India and Israel: Investments, Innovations and Opportunities

On November 8, 2017, we co-hosted an India-Israel Summit together with  PwC Israel and Amit, Pollak, Matalon (an Israeli law firm with a leading Indian practice) in the beautiful conference center overlooking the marina at the Ritz-Carlton in Herzliya. The event drew representatives from companies, investors, and entrepreneurs from both countries, wanting to learn more … Continue Reading

Global M&A Trials, Trends, Tribulations, and Triumphs

On October 31, 2017, we co-hosted a Global M&A event – “Global M&A Trials, Trends, Tribulations, and Triumphs” – with Gornitzky & Co. (one of the top Israeli law firms) at the beautiful sea-view conference center located in the Royal Beach Tel Aviv. Jon Kenworthy, a Partner in our London office and Co-Chair of the … Continue Reading

New York City to ban employers from asking job applicants about salary history: compliance action steps

On April 5, the New York City Council passed legislation outlawing salary history inquiries.The new legislation was created in an effort to address payequity issues by prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history during the hiring process. The law would come into effect 180 days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signs the … Continue Reading

Data protection: patient confidentiality in the age of AI

While in their previous article, Bonella Ramsay,  Gareth Stokes, and Giangiacomo Olivi considered a typical collaboration between a healthcare institution and a developer of an digital diagnostic system using machine learning or some other form of artificial intelligence. The currency of that commercial relationship is data. Learn about this new commercial relationship within the healthcare field by read the article by … Continue Reading

IoT, spyware and privacy risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables everyday objects – printers, thermostats, pacemakers, cars – to collect and exchange data over the Internet. Like other online data, IoT data can be mined, transformed and monetized. However, with the exponential growth of IoT comes higher risk and greater scrutiny of data privacy and security. If you want to … Continue Reading

THE EU COMMISSION SETS OUT ITS POSITION ON BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS OVER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

On 6 September 2017, the EU Commission published its position paper setting out the main principles that will govern its attitude to Brexit negotiations with the UK on intellectual property (the “Paper”).  The Paper sets out 5 General Principles: Principle 1:  European IP rights should continue to retain comparable protection in the UK post BrexitPrinciple … Continue Reading

Blockchain Regulation: Recent Developments and Prospects for Regulatory Actions

By: Martin Bartlam & Mark Radcliffe Blockchain technology is a nascent technology that is providing evolving applications in finance every day. Several regulators have already signaled their intention to examine the use of blockchain, also referred to as distributed ledger technology (DLT). While potentially attractive to regulators due to increased transaction security and reduced risk of manipulation, this … Continue Reading

Labour & Employment Global Law Forum

On September 18th,  we co-hosted our second Labour & Employment Global Law Forum in collaboration with Herzog, Fox & Neeman (HFN) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) in HFN’s conference center in Tel Aviv. The program focused on crucial insights in employment and labour law issues in Israel and around the globe.  Moria Tam-Harshoshanim, … Continue Reading

ANNOUNCING THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR GUIDE TO GOING GLOBAL – EMPLOYMENT

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and HR professionals responsible for workforce issues and employment law compliance is intensifying. We designed our complimentary Guide to Going Global to help you meet that challenge head-on. Click to read the Guide. And don’t forget to register here for our upcoming Labour & Employment Global Law … Continue Reading

ANNOUNCING THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR GUIDE TO GOING GLOBAL – TAX

Many companies today aim to scale their businesses globally and into multiple countries simultaneously.  Successful expansion depends, in part, on strategic and effective tax planning and compliance. We designed our complimentary Guide to Going Global – Tax to help you meet that challenge head on. This guide, brought to you by DLA Piper’s Tax group, … Continue Reading

Global Employment Law: August 2017 Roundup

Please see our global roundup of employment developments for August 2017 to learn about the latest advancements in employment law around the world. Highlights include: New Zealand: Pay Equity and Equal Pay Bill introduced, Austria:  New quota for female board members from January 2018, Kuwait: Reform to end of service gratuity increases cost to employers, and Romania: Key changes to labor … Continue Reading

A to-do list for the fourth quarter – three key topics for public companies, plus action items

As summer winds down, we want to highlight three key deadlines and actions items topics public companies need to keep in mind as they head into fall. The first relates to certain amendments adopted by the SEC that require hyperlinks to exhibits in exhibit indexes beginning September 1, 2017. The second relates to the annual global benchmark policy formulation … Continue Reading

The data protection officer is a complex puzzle under the GDPR

The role of the data protection officer (DPO)  is is one of the most controversial changes introduced by the EU Privacy Regulation.  While this role was already provided by the privacy legislation of some countries, recently it has become compulsory in some circumstances.  In his article, our colleague Giulio Coraggio breaks down the liabilities and obligations of the DPO … Continue Reading

Initial Coin Offerings: The Next Killer App on the Blockchain?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – essentially, crowdfunding the sale of a digital bearer instrument whose sole record is on a blockchain – threaten to disrupt traditional funding methods, including public offerings and venture funding. Their popularity is blossoming along with the spread of blockchain technology and budding global investor interest in digital currencies such as … Continue Reading

The Financial Report

Please read “The Financial Report”, Vol. 6, No. 16, by DLA Piper. This issue discusses: • News from the Americas • US Securities and Exchange Commission Developments • US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Developments • US Banking Developments • US Judicial Developments • US Exchanges and Self-Regulatory Organizations • News from Asia and the Pacific • … Continue Reading

China introduces new rules to “purify” online video content

With effect from 1 July 2017, new rules have been introduced by the China Netcasting Services Association (“CNSA”) which increase the regulatory scrutiny applied to online video content. The rules, which are aimed at video hosting services which allow users to upload content, are drafted broadly, meaning that almost all video content will be affected. … Continue Reading

Virtual currency gets regulated under anti-money laundering laws

Virtual currency for the 1st time falls under Italian anti-money laundering law with the decree implementing the European 4th AML Directive. The long awaited Italian legislative decree implementing the European 4th anti-money laundering (AML) directive (the “Italian AML Decree“) is now in place and you can read here about the impact on the gaming sector and here on the … Continue Reading

SEC report on tokens as securities: seven takeaways

One of the more interesting phenomena in early-stage investing is the recent emergence of initial coin offerings (ICOs), token generation events (TGEs), or similar distributed ledger or blockchain-enabled means for raising capital. Much has been written about whether the tokens issued in these structures involve “securities”, and last week, the SEC issued a report on tokens as … Continue Reading
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