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Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

The EU’s much-anticipated AI Act has finally reached the statute book, with the legislation due to formally enter into force in early August. The arrival of the legislation represents a genuinely momentous shift in the focus of regulation of AI and its associated technologies, stepping away from the line of thinking that AI is just another category of software which should be subject to the same laws, standards and regulation as other, similar technologies ...

Carey | July 2024

On July 3, 2024, Law No. 21.680, which creates a Consolidated Debt Registry (hereinafter referred to as the "Law"), was published in the Official Gazette. This Law aims to centralize information on financial debts, thus improving the credit evaluation of individuals and providing more data to the Financial Market Commission (CMF) for its regulatory functions ...

Buchalter | July 2024

July 15, 2024 By:  Roger L. Scott In September of 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 553, which amended Labor Code section 6401.7 and created new section 6401.9 to require employers (with few exceptions) to develop and implement a detailed workplace violence prevention plan and to train their employees in addressing workplace violence. Employers were required to comply by July 1, 2024 ...

Carey Olsen | July 2024

Carey Olsen advises Rosebank Industries on application to trade on London Stock Exchange The Rosebank co-founders are previous leading members of the senior management team of Melrose Industries plc ("Melrose") and intend to recreate the same successful ‘Buy, Improve, Sell’ business model which they pursued at Melrose ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

A recent appeal case upheld a breach of contract claim over a lifetime rail travel benefit delivered by a third-party provider. We examine the case and how employers can avoid such disputes through clear terms and conditions for employee benefit schemes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

Continuing the series on protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 we focus on gender reassignment and the need for employers to understand the legal protections and the potential consequences of failing to comply with them.  What is gender reassignment? A somewhat misunderstood protected characteristic, gender reassignment protects those who are either proposing to undergo, are undergoing or have undergone a process designed to change their sex ...

Carey | July 2024

On July 5, 2024, the Financial Market Commission (“CMF”) updated its "Frequently Asked Questions" document related to General Rule No. 502 (“NCG 502”). The NCG 502 regulates the registration, authorization, and obligations of financial service providers under Law No. 21.521, known as the "Fintech Law ...

Carey | July 2024

On July 3, 2024, the Financial Market Commission ("FMC"), and after a public consultation process, the FMC published its General Rule No. 514 (the “NCG 514”) that regulates the Open Finance System established by Law No. 21,521 ("Fintech Law") ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | July 2024

As previously reported, on April 24, the Federal Trade Commission passed a Final Rule that would render almost all non-compete agreements with workers unlawful, effective September 4, 2024. However, a recent decision from the Northern District of Texas blocked enforcement of that Rule for a short list of litigants and casts doubt on the Rule’s enforcement in the future ...

ALRUD Law Firm | July 2024

Roskomnadzor (Russian Data Protection Authority) plans to make it easier for personal data subjects to revoke consent to the processing of personal data Roskomnadzor proposes making it possible to ****revoke consent**** to the processing of personal data “in one click” ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2024

The methods employed by criminals to transfer and conceal proceeds of crime on a global scale are becoming increasingly sophisticated, making effective mutual legal assistance in criminal matters crucial for cross-border asset recovery ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2024

In this article we look at some of the key factors that influenced deal term trends through analysing the many transactions Shoosmiths advised on over the last year. For the third successive year Shoosmiths remained the UK’s most active law firm advising on mergers and acquisitions (according to Experian MarketIQ), acting on over 400 deals worth over £7bn in 2023 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  Malta has been a forerunner in regulating digital assets with the introduction of the Virtual Financial Assets Act, Chapter 590 of the Laws of Malta (the “VFA Act”) back in 2018.  Following its approval in 2022 and publication in 2023, Regulation (EU) 2023/1114 of the European Parliament and Council on markets in crypto-assets (“MiCAR”) has an 18-month window to become fully enforceable by 30th December 2024 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | June 2024

Ban on foreign information security services from “unfriendly” jurisdictions Decree No. 250 of the Russian President dated 1 May 2022 “On Additional Measures to Ensure the Information Security of the Russian Federation” previously imposed restrictions on the ****use of foreign information security means**** ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

The Automated Vehicles Act (the Act) outlines the safety requirements that manufacturers and operators of automated vehicles will need to meet in order to deploy their goods and services on UK roads. In this article Ben Gardner outlines the key safety areas that will need to be considered ...

Buchalter | June 2024

June 24, 2024 By: Michael C. Flynn A new Colorado law required all banks and credit unions chartered in any state to charge only Colorado’s maximum interest rate, not the interest rates allowed by the lender’s state ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | June 2024

The Board concluded that the NDPA does not have authority to impose coercive fines in ongoing cross-border cases. Only in exceptional cases may concerned data protection authorities, such as the NDPA, adopt provisional measures until three months on its own territory. The GDPR sets out that national powers, such as coercive fines, shall not impair the effective powers of the cooperation and consistency mechanism ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2024

Bill Gates said in a blog post: “The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the mobile phone. It will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care, and communicate with each other. Entire industries will reorient around it. Businesses will distinguish themselves by how well they use it ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

In its Primary Market Bulletin 49 (PMB 49) (published in May 2024), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issues a reminder to premium listed companies incorporated in the UK of their continuing disclosure obligations under the Listing Rules (LR). FCA issues reminders to listed companies on disclosure obligations The reminders emerged following a thematic 2023 review (the review) looking at disclosures made pursuant to LR 9.4 and LR 13 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

Shoosmiths’ FinTech partner, Luke Stubbs, was a speaker at the recent FinTech Week London Conference, participating in a panel discussion focused on international payments. FinTech Week London reflects the City's role as a FinTech hub and comprises a week of events culminating in a major conference, which Shoosmiths was proud to sponsor ...

Carey | June 2024

On August 1st, 2024, Law No.21,643 which amends the Labor Code regarding the prevention, investigation and sanctioning of labor, sexual harassment and workplace violence (the “Law”), will enter into force. General Ruling No.3813 (“General Ruling”), issued by the Superintendence of Social Security ("SUSESO") on June 7th, 2024, provides technical assistance in all matters covered by the new Article 211-A of the Labor Code ...

Carey | June 2024

On August 1st, Law No.21,643, which amends the Labor Code regarding the prevention, investigation and sanctioning of labor, sexual harassment and workplace violence (the “Law”), will enter into force. In this context, on June 7th, 2024, the Labor Board issued ruling No. 362/19, which establishes the meaning and scope of the amendments introduced by the Law (the “Ruling”). The most relevant aspects of the Ruling are the following: 1 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2024

  The ‘Digital Operational Resilience Act’ or “DORA” (Regulation (EU) 2022/2554) shall be enhancing and improving Information and Communications Technology (‘ICT’) operational risk requirements across various financial sectors. Subsequently, it imposes obligations on a vast array of different financial entities, as well as certain ICT service providers that assist such financial entities ...

Carey Olsen | June 2024

International Comparative Legal Guides Lending and Secured Finance 2024 - Jersey Contents Overview Guarantees Collateral Security Financial Assistance Syndicated Lending/Agency/Trustee/Transfers Withholding, Stamp and Other Taxes; Notarial and Other Costs Judicial Enforcement Bankruptcy Proceedings Jurisdictions and Waiver of Immunity Licensing LIBOR Replacement ESG Trends Other Matters   1. Overview 1 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2024

The Automated Vehicles Act (the Act) outlines how liability will be allocated when an automated vehicle commits a driving offence or is involved in an accident, together with certain information disclosure requirements to support regulatory investigations. In this article Ben Gardner outlines the key issues surrounding liability that will need to be considered ...

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