Authored by our members, this blog features updates about legal and business trends, the impact of changes in law and other topics of interest affecting multi-jurisdictional businesses.

Monday, 17 August, 2020

Ally Law – The Commonwealth Parliament of Australia recently passed the Commonwealth Registers Act 2020, which — upon commencement and with amendments to existing legislation — will require directors of Australian companies to apply for and be issued a unique Director Identification Number (DIN).

Friday, 14 August, 2020

In recent years, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched several fast-track initiatives — including the electronic priority document exchange (PDX) program and the Global PPH and IP5 PPH pilot programs under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) — to minimize fees and help accelerate the patent-examination process.

Wednesday, 5 August, 2020

For the first time in nearly 40 years, Hong Kong has increased maternity leave, which — together with other legislation passed recently — also provides additional protections for breastfeeding mothers.

Monday, 20 July, 2020

On July 8, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2020-54, which provides guidance to employers on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Thursday, 18 June, 2020

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a landmark civil rights decision, in three cases that had been consolidated together — Bostock v.

Wednesday, 10 June, 2020

The 25th of May 2020 marks two years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force.

Monday, 8 June, 2020

On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its enforcement guidance with respect to the recording of occupational illnesses, specifically cases of COVID-19.

Wednesday, 27 May, 2020

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and entered a Brexit transition period, which runs until the end of December 2020.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) conducts various surveys of U.S.

Wednesday, 29 April, 2020

The execution of a search warrant is a powerful evidence gathering tool for law enforcement officers.

Thursday, 23 April, 2020

In hard times, fraud litigators tend to receive an increase in calls from clients who believe they are the victim of fraud.

Tuesday, 14 April, 2020

In a recent judgment in the case of Leung Yiu Ting v MTR Corporation Limited [2020] HKCFI 460, High Court Judge Mr.