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Publication Date
05/21/2020
16 pages

The global legal landscape of the cannabis market can be confusing. In this article, in-house counsel can learn more about global regulations, state of the industry, the basics of the market and more. Meritas produced this resource in 2019.

Resource Details
Region: Global
Articles
Author
Alex Cheung, John Lo, and Johnny Liu, Vincent T.K. Cheung, Yap & Co., Solicitors & Notaries
Publication Date
05/28/2020
17 pages

In this article, various Hong Kong government initiatives and economic relief packages are explained. This resource was produced April 23, 2020.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: Hong Kong
Articles
Author
Peter Bullock, Partner, Urszula McCormack, Partner, Ashley Wong, Partner, and Jack Nelson, Associate, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
06/22/2020
8 pages

In this article, Hong Kong's developing drone regulations are discussed. Since the proliferation of inexpensive materials and applicable projects are skyrocketing, Hong Kong is reckoning with rapid advancement in this technology sector. This resource was produced in 2019.

Articles
Author
Richard Mazzochi, Partner, and Minny Siu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
06/22/2020
7 pages

This article clarifies the notice from the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) about alternative procedures available to intermediaries to verify individual clients' identities when onboarding them online. This resource was produced in July 2018.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong
Articles
Author
Carolina Dackö, Partner and Lucas Jonsson, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling
Publication Date
08/03/2020
6 pages

This article examines how the Chinese National Intelligence Law (“NIL") applies differently to Chinese parent companies compared to companies owned by non-Chinese parent companies.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: China, Hong Kong, Global
Articles
Publication Date
12/28/2020

Understand the implications of the Brexit agreement of December 24, 2020 between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
11/03/2020
194 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding competition cartels and leniency across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: Global, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, European Union, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
11/17/2020
122 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding investor-state arbitration across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Michael Kortbawi, Partner, BSA
Publication Date
08/05/2020
2 pages

Coming out of the tragic explosion that occurred in Beirut on August 4, 2020, companies are looking at the extent of property damage to the central Beirut area. This article addresses some of the insurance and other liability considerations that all should be aware of so that they be in a position to recover for their losses.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Insurance, Government
Region: Lebanon
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Richard Mazzochi, Partner and Minny Siu, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
02/04/2021
9 pages

This article provides a summary of the update on the United States (US) sanctions against Community Chinese Military companies and the implications for the securities market of Hong Kong. On 12 November 2020, the US President issued Executive Order 13959 (EO13959), which has caused significant market uncertainty; EO13959 prohibits certain transaction insecurities linked to what it has described as Communist Chinese Military Companies.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: Hong Kong, China, United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Daisy Mallett, Partner, and Will Heath, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Publication Date
11/09/2020
4 pages

This piece highlights the increasing pressure within Australia on companies to address the issue of climate change. In particular, it highlighted the amount of landmark climate change cases that have been issued in recent months to compel the government or specific directors and officers to compel action on climate change. Indeed, Australia is the second most active jurisdiction for climate change litigation, with the United States being first.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government, Environmental
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
06/30/2021
214 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding corporate immigration across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Region: Global, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Nigeria
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
ONC Lawyers
Publication Date
02/01/2021
4 pages

New laws in the People’s Republic of China – which went into effect on 1 January 2021 – have completely revamped the rules pertaining to the succession of the deceased’s assets into a more organized system. The new policies, which have replaced laws in place since 1985, provide more guidelines and structure regarding appointing estate administrators and their scope of power.

Resource Details
Region: China
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
ONC Lawyers
Publication Date
11/01/2020
5 pages

This article explores the complex nature of the Brexit withdrawal process and the importance for all intellectual property (IP) owners to monitor any and all updates and to take immediate action to ensure the protection of their IP rights.

Resource Details
Region: Hong Kong, United Kingdom, European Union
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
ONC Lawyers
Publication Date
07/01/2020
12 pages

This article summarizes the new Hong Kong National Security Law, so corporations may understand it better and comply with the provisions of the legislation. It also compares the provisions of this law with equivalent legislation in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, and Singapore, and also provides additional recommendations and considerations for corporate compliance.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: Hong Kong, China, United States, Australia, Singapore
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Harry Clark, Partner, International Trade & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Jeanine P. McGuinness, Partner, International Trade & Compliance, FCPA& Anti–Corruption, W. Clark McFadden, II, Senior Counsel, Elizabeth Zane, Partner, International Trade & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Evgeniya Shakina, Career Associate, International Trade &Compliance, Corporate, and Gregory I. Hume, Economist/Compliance Specialist, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Trade & Compliance, Orrick
Publication Date
01/17/2020
8 pages

This article provides an overview on final regulations issued by the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CIFUS) on 13 January 2020. The regulations were promulgated in order to comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government, Financial Services
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Betty L. Louie, Partner, Technology Companies Group, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Martha Wang, Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, Orrick
Publication Date
02/09/2021
6 pages

China is operating increasingly on a cashless basis, with the Chinese government posed to launch a digital currency called Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP or “digital yuan”). This article provides a holistic overview and answers several key questions pertaining to the DCEP.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government, Financial Services
Region: China
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Leonie Flynn, Expertise Counsel and Anna Seddon, Lawyer, Ashurst
Publication Date
04/01/2021
4 pages

This article provides an overview of two cases which highlight the importance of parties needing to negotiate in good faith. In particular, it notes that every right to negotiate process requires both parties to negotiate in good faith with the view of reaching an agreement about the relevant grand, regardless of there being a prior agreement about future grants.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Leonie Flynn, Expertise Counsel and Clare Lawrence, Partner, Ashurst
Publication Date
04/01/2021
9 pages

This article provides an analysis on the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia’s report, entitled Never Again: Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia – Interim Report (released on 9 December 2020).

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government, Environmental
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Ruveni Kelleher, Partner, and Freya Booth, Associate, Johnson, Winter & Slattery
Publication Date
04/01/2021
2 pages

This article provides an overview of the changes a new piece of legislative reform in the Australian government would enact in order to bolster the national framework for addressing sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: Australia
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
John Keeves, Partner, Tom Barrett, Senior Associate, Energy & Resources, and Conor Hughes, Law Graduate, Johnson, Winter & Slattery
Publication Date
03/01/2021
3 pages

This article provides an overview of the Carbon Capture, Use and Storage Development Fund, which was launched on 1 March 2021 in order to support the growth of carbon capture, use, and storage opportunities in Australia.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government, Environmental
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Luci Mumme, Partner, and Louise Russell, Special Counsel, Johnson, Winter & Slattery
Publication Date
03/01/2021
2 pages

This article provides insight into amendments made to the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (Qld), which was amended previously to provide for the offense of industrial manslaughter. It was later amended in 2020 to cover the resources sector including coal. The piece also provides analysis and key issues for the 2020 amendment of the law.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Health Law, Government
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Simon Haddy, Partner, Johnson, Winter & Slattery
Publication Date
05/01/2020
2 pages

This May 2020 article describes changes that were made to Australia’s foreign investment laws. These alternations were necessary in light of the coronavirus pandemic, so they could better safeguard Australia’s national interests.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: Australia
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House
Articles
Author
Deborah Johns, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
Publication Date
04/12/2021
15 pages

This article outlines some of the rules which govern the screening process by which the Australian government considers foreign investment proposals, which they do on a case-by-case basis to determine whether a particular proposal in contrary to Australia’s national interests (or national security). 

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government, Financial Services
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career
Articles
Author
Sam Nickless, Partner & COO, and Peter Waters, Consultant, Gilbert + Tobin
Publication Date
02/02/2021
3 pages

This article looks at how Big Tech is taking the initiative to set out its own vision. With companies like Microsoft published their 10 fairness principles, Australia’s homegrown global tech player, Atlassian, has also published their ‘8 principles for sound tech policy’; the article examines and provides insight into the 8 principles.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Deputy GC, CLO / GC
Articles
Author
Lesley Sutton, Partner, Mark Ferguson, Lawyer, and Nikhil Shah, Consultant, Gilbert + Tobin
Publication Date
11/23/2020
4 pages

This article provides an overview of the Australian government’s ongoing reforms of laws aimed at protecting the country’s ‘critical infrastructure assets’ and ‘systems of national significance.’ The overview includes an outline of the three key provisions of the Exposure Draft of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020, released on 9 November 2020.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Andrew Hii, Partner, and Bryce Craig, Lawyer, Gilbert + Tobin
Publication Date
03/01/2021
3 pages

Because of the increased presence of the internet in everyone’s daily lives, a need has emerged for government authorities to respond to the unique challenges of a digital world. Accordingly, this article provides an overview of the Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, the world’s first regulator dedicated to online safety.

Resource Details
Region: Australia
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
10/27/2021

The first in-person meeting of the member countries of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) at the White House resulted in the announcement of several initiatives in the Indo-Pacific region.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: Global
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
12/02/2021

During a government investigation in-house counsel must always protect the interests of the company, which may be different than the interests of employees. Companies can mitigate damage to their organization by cooperating with the government to obtain leniency. 

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Deputy GC, Mid-Career, CLO / GC, Legal Operations, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Global Legal Group
Publication Date
11/05/2021
175 pages

In this multi-jurisdictional guide, explore an overview of key legal issues, rules and developments regarding practical cross-border insights into cartels & leniency across a range of jurisdictions.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Government
Region: Global, Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, European Union, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States
Audience: Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
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