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Jeantet | March 2022

Article published in the Butterworths International Banking and Financial Law Journal March 2022.Ordinances n°2021-1192 and 2021-1193 of 15 September 2021 reform the security law and amend Book VI of the FrenchCommercial Code ...

Ellex Klavins | March 2022

 In response to Russia’s waged and Belarus supported war in Ukraine, Western countries have substantially broadened sanctions on Russia and Belarus, its citizens, individuals, businesses and organizations to stop needless bloodshed in Ukraine. Given sanctions previously imposed on Russia and its associates are still in place, Russia is now a world leader in the level of sanctions imposed ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

We consider the first post Lloyd v Google decision considering loss of control damages under the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 and its implications for the future of data and privacy litigation. It suddenly became much more difficult to bring collective privacy claims in England in November last year when Google succeeded in the Lloyd v Google litigation before the UK Supreme Court ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

The insurance industry typically has a significant role to play in public inquiries, and in this article we consider this from the perspective of insurance companies and policyholders. The Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE has been appointed Chair of the upcoming UK COVID-19 Inquiry (“the Inquiry”) and we currently await publication of the Terms of Reference, which will determine the scope of the investigation ...

  Kochhar & Co. advised UK-based integrated manufacturing-services and power products company, Volex plc on its acquisition of majority stake in inYantra Technologies Pvt Ltd, an electronics design and manufacturing services company for USD 13 million (approx. INR 100 crore). The transaction entailed subscription to fresh equity issued by inYantra Technologies as also purchase of equity from the existing shareholders, by Volex plc through its Indian subsidiary ...

Two years after Portland law firms sent employees home to work remotely during the Covid-19 public emergency, they are starting to return to downtown — but not to the five-day-a-week routine of pre-pandemic times. “As employers, we have to be flexible to the myriad of circumstances,” said Graciela Gomez Cowger, CEO of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. “We’ve been profoundly disrupted ...

Han Kun Law Offices | March 2022

On February 10, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued a second draft of the Measures for Administration of Data Security in the Field of Industry and Informatization (for Trial Implementation) (Draft for Comment) (the “Measures”), which makes revisions to the first draft in response to public comments received following its issuance on September 30, 2021. This second draft opened for public comments until February 21, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | March 2022

On February 10, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued a second draft of the Measures for Administration of Data Security in the Field of Industry and Informatization (for Trial Implementation) (Draft for Comment) (the “Measures”), which makes revisions to the first draft in response to public comments received following its issuance on September 30, 2021. This second draft opened for public comments until February 21, 2022 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

The Charity Commission enjoys a range of protective powers under the Charities Act 2011. This note looks at the conditions that must be met before the Commission may exercise those powers, with a specific focus on the powers contained in s76 of the Act ...

Carey | March 2022

The Financial Market Commission ("CMF") published for public consultation the rule that will regulate investment advisory services in Chile, specifically the requirements and procedures for registration, cancellation and suspension in the Registry of Investment Advisors (the "Registry") and the obligations to which such advisors will be subject to, including the requirements regarding the disclosure of information. The CMF will receive comments until March 25, 2022 ...

DFDL | March 2022

The General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued Notification no. 4577 GDT on the 9th of March 2022 (“Notification 4577”) which delays the implementation of Prakas 346 MEF.P on Capital Gains Tax (“Prakas 346”) to 1 January 2024. Previously Instruction 24094 issued by the GDT on the 9th of October 2020 (“Instruction 24094”) had postponed the implementation of Prakas 346 to 1 January 2022 ...

Buchalter | March 2022

March 8, 2022 By: Jarrett S. Osborne-Revis and Robert S. McWhorter On March 7, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., holding that a lender does not owe a borrower a tort duty of care in considering a loan-modification request.[1] Sheen, like many other loan-modification cases resulting from the 2008 recession, arose from a dispute between the plaintiff Kwang K ...

On December 23, 2021, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the federal government’s Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a decision in the size appeal of Odyssey Sys. Consulting Grp., SBA No. SIZ-6135 (Dec. 23, 2021), that contains a helpful discussion of the principle that an entity’s status as a small business at the time of “offer plus price” remains through the life of the contract, even if that entity subsequently becomes other than small ...

DBN Holding, Inc. v. International Trade Commission, Appeal No. 2020-2342 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 1, 2022) The Federal Circuit issued only one precedential decision this week relating to a patent case. On this appeal—the fourth in the case—the issues were far removed from issues concerning patent law, and instead related to modifications of consent orders. Thus, we cover the case only in abbreviated form ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

On 24 February, following the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine a wave of sanctions have been initiated by the US, EU and UK, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. As the conflict continues, the level of sanctions applied are likely to increase. The sanctions imposed by the UK include amendments to Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (the “2019 Regulations”) which were enacted in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 ...

What are the potential registration options for nonprofits/NGOs in Romania? Is full registration required? If so, what are the necessary steps/time/costs? NGO legal forms Under Romanian law, natural and legal persons that wish to carry out activities of general interest or activities for the benefit of certain collectivities can establish nonprofit entities (NGOs) in the form ofassociationsorfoundations ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

Last week the government issued the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill. The bill looks set to become law later this month and it will have a significant impact on the process of overseas entities acquiring or disposing of land in the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

The enforceability of restrictive covenants is critical to protecting organisations’ legitimate business interests. A recent summary judgment application sheds light on the approach to be taken where covenants are contained in a shareholders’ agreement ...

Shoosmiths LLP | March 2022

A summary of the visa concessions open to Ukrainian nationals and their family members. The UK’s initial response to help Ukrainian citizens affected by the Russian military invasion was somewhat underwhelming, limiting the aid offered to immediate family members of British citizens and offering concessions for Ukrainian citizens already in the UK.  Now the Home Secretary has announced a second phase of support measures available to those fleeing the conflict ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | March 2022

On February 28, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance on the state's masking requirements to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The key changes in the guidance show a post-Omicron variant and surge shift from mandatory masking, to a strong recommendation to mask in certain settings ...

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