Since early 2022, Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica, or CADE) has increasingly raised concerns over the potential anticompetitive effects of exclusive dealing arrangements and exclusivity clauses in unilateral conduct investigations and merger cases.
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On March 3, 2022, US President Joe Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, which amends the Federal Arbitration Act to give employees who have arbitration agreements with their employers the option of bringing claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment either in arbitration or in court.
In Vietnam, the increase in e-commerce over the past two years — as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — has gone hand in hand with increased use of cashless payments and online banking transactions.
MTE Holdings’ business included drilling for oil and gas, an activity that generates significant amounts of toxic wastewater.
On 7 December 2021, the Council of the European Union reached a political agreement supporting the adoption of a directive designed to modernize and harmonize rules for the application of reduced value-added tax (VAT) rates.
In a recently released arbitration award, an arbitrator in Ontario, Canada, held that a mandatory- vaccination policy that included the right of an employer to automatically terminate noncompliant employees was unreasonable and violated specific provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement.
Effective January 1, 2022, and with the addition of sectors in which foreign investments are subject to prior authorization by the Minister of the Economy, France has taken another step in its ongoing expansion of foreign investment control.
The NLRB is hoping that the fourth time is the charm when it comes to designing an enduring standard for determining an appropriate bargaining unit.
In less than a month, on 1 January 2022, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) will be replaced by risk-free reference rates (RFRs).
The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) was enacted by the US Congress on January 1, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.