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|Revisiting My Brother's Keeper: Latest Learning and Best Practices on Dealings with Third Parties under the FCPA|
Theodore T. Chung, Justin Edward Herdman, Karen P. Hewitt, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 2015Over the past decade, one of the most common and perplexing questions posed by U.S. multinational corporations with respect to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") is, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Corporations and their personnel have long struggled, and...
|ISIS’s Destruction of Antiquities and Ancient Sites|
Kevin P. Ray; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015The recent destruction of sculptures and other objects in the Mosul Museum, as well as the ancient cities and archaeological sites of Nimrud, Hatra, and Dur Sharrukin by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), sometimes also referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has...
|Further Delay to the EU Data Protection Regulation|
Simon J. McMenemy; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015It is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of protecting personal data, a fundamental right for everyone in the EU.
|The "Right to be Forgotten"|
jaime Cheng; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
March 11, 2015, previously published by Taiwan's Personal Information Protection Act currently only provides that a party may request correction when errors exist with respect to the party's personal information or deletion when the specific purpose no longer exists. Originally, "La Vanguardia" newspaper lawfully collected and used the personal information (reporting of a real-estate auction is in accord with the public interest) and the information was correct. The only issue was that the personal information was out of date after the passing of considerable time. As such, there would be room to dispute the expiry of the specific purpose and whether a request for deletion would be justified. This issue is still awaiting legislative resolution in Taiwan.The "Right to be Forgotten"
|US Supreme Court to review whether a reasonable belief of patent invalidity is a defense to induced infringement|
Jennifer D. Bennett, Kevin Greenleaf, Robert F. Kramer, Lissi Mojica, Russell Tonkovich; Dentons Canada LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014On December 5, 2014, the US Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 720 F.3d 1361, 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2013) that a defendant's reasonable belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement...
|New Year, New Orleans, Old Tricks|
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015The Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Initiative is kicking off 2015 strong. On January 13, 2015, the DOJ filed a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture of nine properties in New Orleans, worth close to $1.53 million. The property was allegedly purchased with corrupt proceeds, traced to $2...
|The Long History of GM’s Ignition Switch Cover Up|
Jodi Westbrook Flowers; Motley Rice;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014GM’s ignition switch defect has now been linked to 38 deaths to date. The ignition switch problem was so obvious that customers, journalists and even GM employees were reporting the problem a decade before GM finally admitted the issue and recalled the cars.
|Saudi Arabia Updates Arbitration Law to Resolve More Commercial Disputes|
Sally Fitch LLP;
February 18, 2015Like the companies they serve, international arbitration venues are also subject to the pressures of competition. Various arbitration locations and policies have their advantages, and arbitration laws can make a big difference in parties' decisions about where they want commercial disputes to be...
|U.S. Business Embraces President’s Plan For A New Course On Cuba|
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014Yesterday, President Obama announced wide-ranging adjustments of US policy towards Cuba including opening an embassy in Havana. The Obama Plan involves a series of measures aimed at increasing trade between the two countries. The basic premise of the plan is to permit certain exports to Cuba, relax...
|South Africa’s Public Protector Thuli Madonsela Wins Transparency International’s Annual Integrity Award|
Benjamin B. Tymann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014Last week the international anti-corruption body Transparency International (TI) awarded its annual Integrity Award to Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s Public Protector. The Berlin-based organization is best known for its yearly Corruption Perceptions Index ranking levels of corruption in each...