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|Amendment to Drugs and Medical Devices Law in Japan Takes Effect|
Laurie A. Clarke, Colleen Heisey, Scott T. Jones, Mark Mansour, Mitsutaka Okano; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on December 2014A material amendment to the law regulating drugs and medical devices in Japan has recently been implemented. The amendment mainly covers (i) establishing a fast-track authorization process for regenerative medicine products (described below), (ii) restructuring medical device regulations, and (iii)...
|New York Puts Assets in Foreign Bank Branches Beyond the Reach of Judgment Creditors|
Lee A. Armstrong, Sevan Ogulluk; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014Two weeks ago, the New York Court of Appeals issued a decision of great importance to global financial institutions. For the first time, the state's highest court confirmed that New York common law prevents a court from freezing a civil judgment debtor's assets held in foreign bank accounts....
|Parliament Green Lights Deregulation of Italian Commercial Property Leases|
Francesca Tresoldi, Matteo Troni; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014Effective November 12, 2014, the Italian Parliament has approved with amendments Law Decree no. 133/2014 ("Sblocca Italia"), through the enactment of Conversion Law no. 164/2014 (the "Conversion Law").
|CFPB Permits Online Posting of Annual Privacy Notices|
Michael R. Butowsky, Lisa M. Ledbetter, Todd S. McClelland, Stephen J. Obie, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") recently adopted a final rule that under certain conditions provides financial institutions it regulates with the option of posting annual consumer privacy notices online rather than mailing paper copies to customers (the "Privacy...
|Administrator v. Pirker: NTSB Holds that Existing Regulations Can Apply to Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)|
Jeffrey J. Immel, Rebecca MacPherson, Jameson C. Rohrer, Devin A. Winklosky; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on December 2014On November 18, 2014, the National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB") issued its long-awaited decision in Administrator v. Pirker. The NTSB reversed the holding of the Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") and found that 14 C.F.R. § 91.13(a), which forbids careless or reckless...
|Industrial Disputes More Likely as Prime Minister Increases Pressure on Corrupt Trade Unions|
Adam Salter; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014The tradition of new Australian federal governments making widespread legislative changes to labour law upon winning power seemed to have been broken in 2013: the newly elected Prime Minister Tony Abbott had already declared that the labour policies of the previous Liberal government were...
|DIP Lender's Knowledge of Adverse Claim to Collateral Scuttles Mootness Bar to Appeal of Financing Order Based on "Good Faith"|
Mark G. Douglas, Paul M. Green, Thomas A. Howley; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November/December 2014The Bankruptcy Code provides certain protections to buyers of bankruptcy estate assets and to entities that extend credit or financing to a trustee or chapter 11 debtor-in-possession ("DIP"). However, these safe harbors are available only if a buyer or lender is deemed to have acted in...
|Luxembourg Leaks: Potential Risks to Companies Whose Luxembourg Tax Rulings Have Been Released to the Public|
Lodewijk P.W. Berger, Thomas Jestaedt, Scott M. Levine, Howard M. Liebman, Raymond J. Wiacek; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014This week, the so-called "International Consortium of Investigative Journalists" ("ICIJ"), on its website, leaked a total of 548 tax rulings that multinational companies obtained in Luxembourg in the period from 2002 to 2010.
|Recent Developments in Myanmar's New Telecommunications Law|
Francesco Liberatore, Kevin J. Murphy, William B. Saunders; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014With the adoption of Myanmar's new Telecommunications Law ("Telecoms Law") last year and the two incumbent operator licenses awarded, the country's telecommunications industry is evolving at a rapid pace. In order to give full effect to the new law, Myanmar is about to adopt new...
|FDA Voices Privacy Concerns and Promotes Medical Device Cybersecurity with New Guidance, Collaborative Information-Sharing|
Laurie A. Clarke, Alexis Slagle Gilroy, Colleen Heisey, Kevin D. Lyles, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014Cybersecurity of medical devices poses unique challenges for industry and regulators, because of potential risks in device malfunction, disruption of medical care, and compromised patient data, as well as the challenge of balancing countervailing needs, such as patient safety and ensuring that...