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|Introduction of the Personal Data Protection Law|
Elaine Lee; Lee Tsai Partners;
July 8, 2011On May 26, 2010, the President promulgated the newly amended Personal Data Protection Law (hereinafter, the ¿PDPA¿), which was previously known as the current Computer Processed Personal Data Protection Law (hereinafter, the ¿CPDPA¿). The application scope of the PDPA, just as its name implies,...
|Cost Alone May Justify Discrimination|
Anna Byford, Alex Denny, Victoria Pengelly; Faegre & Benson LLP;
July 6, 2011, previously published on June 30, 2011An opinion of the EAT in Cherfi v G4S Security Services UKEAT/0379/10 suggests that there are circumstances in which an employer can rely on cost alone to justify an indirectly discriminatory policy.
|SEC Proposes Business Conduct Standards for Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
July 5, 2011, previously published on June 30, 2011Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules to establish business conduct standards for security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants (Proposed Rules), as mandated by Section 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the...
|Temporary Protected Status Extended For Certain Haitian Nationals|
Matthew S. Raynes; Eaton Peabody;
May 25, 2011, previously published on May 17, 2011On May 17, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it was extending Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) for certain Haitian nationals affected by the devastating earthquake. The announcement includes the following points:
|Congressional Update - White House Releases Cybersecurity Proposal|
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
May 25, 2011, previously published on May 23, 2011On May 12, the White House unveiled a comprehensive legislative proposal addressing the growing need for increased cybersecurity measures.
|Lidings continues to
build business advisory practice
with international facilities company ISS|
Tatiana Bicheva, Kristina Teplova; Lidings;
March 28, 2011, previously published on March 21,2011Leading independent Russian law firm Lidings continues to strengthen its business advisory practice, having advised ISS, one of the world’s largest providers of facility services, on optimizing business procedures at its Russian subsidiary Facility Services Rus.
|Notice on the Establishment of a Security Review System for Foreign Mergers and Acquisitions of Domestic Enterprises|
John V. Grobowski, Yiqiang Li, Wendy Yan; Faegre Baker Daniels;
March 17, 2011, previously published on March 1, 2011Seeking to implement a key element of China's two-and-a-half-year-old Anti-Monopoly Law, China's State Council has established a formal security review system to oversee foreign mergers and acquisitions that involve "national security," with a joint ministerial panel responsible for...
|Comments on the 98-Su-1715 Decision of the Taipei High Administrative Court|
Sean Liu; Lee, Tsai & Partners;
March 7, 2011The Taipei High Administrative Court rendered the 98-Su-1715 Decision of June 24, 2010 (hereinafter, the ¿Decision¿) with respect to the disputes arising from business plan amendment application and licensing matters between CTI Television (hereinafter, ¿CTI¿ or the ¿Plaintiff¿) and the National...
|China Issues National Security Review Rules for Foreign Investment|
Covington Burling LLP;
February 25, 2011, previously published on February 18, 2011China has established a new process for reviewing the national security implications of foreign investments in Chinese companies. On February 12, 2011, China’s State Council published the “Notice of the General Office of the State Council on Establishment of a Security Review System for...
|Export Compliance - Is YOUR Company Ready?|
Israel Garcia, Brian J. Kelly, Nelli Nikova; Bracewell & Giuliani LLP;
February 23, 2011, previously published on February 21, 2011U.S. export control laws protect the national security of the United States by, among other things, requiring U.S. persons to obtain approval prior to export or release of certain U.S. origin technology to foreign nationals. In this regard, new export control regulations have recently been enacted...