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.
In recent days, UK and US government agencies have issued bulletins and updated guidance that will affect travelers, owners of homes outside of their country of residence, and employers and employees seeking work visas.
As part of its ongoing effort to modernize and simplify disclosure obligations applicable to public companies, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted amendments to certain requirements set forth in Regulation S-K.
These days, digitalization is essential for companies in France and elsewhere wishing to offer their products and/or services to the public — especially in the midst of the current COVID-19 health crisis.
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).
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.
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.
The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and entered a Brexit transition period, which runs until the end of December 2020.