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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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