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“Tantrums” Aside, the Law Leans Toward the Employee in Issues of Social Media and Free Speech

USA - June 8 2017 Whether or not your friends and family get a kick out of your misery at work, that online post of yours might tick off your employer. But what rights

Recognition of Smart Contracts

USA - June 1 2017 This spring, Arizona became one of the first states in the U.S. to enact a law explicitly granting smart contracts the same legal effect, validity and

Drafting a better choice-of-law clause

USA - April 19 2013 Parties to contracts routinely agree that the laws of a particular jurisdiction will govern their relationship. The objective, of course, is simple:

China’s Recent Restrictions on Outbound Investments by Chinese Companies

China - December 15 2016 Recently, several published rules and public comments by government officials have sent a signal that the Chinese government will take certain

Without Further Delay: The ERISA Fiduciary Rule

USA - June 9 2017 On April 7, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule delaying the applicability date of the “Fiduciary” rule and certain related

No Stay for You: UHF Discount Now in Effect

USA - June 15 2017 As we wrote about at the time, in April the Pai FCC continued its efforts to modernize broadcast regulation by restoring an old rule-the UHF

Senate Bill Expands Sanctions on Russia and Iran

Iran, Russia - June 15 2017 On June 15, 2017, the Senate passed the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 (S.722) by a vote of 98-2. Included with the bill is a

Blockchains, Smart Contracts and Real Estate

Global - June 15 2017 The real estate industry is frequently identified as one of the most likely early adopters of blockchain technology and smart contracts. However

I, TweetBot: Are Fake Users Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret?

USA - June 15 2017 President Donald Trump loves to tweet. Although he has been a prolific tweeter since his days as a reality TV star, during his presidential campaign

DOL Fiduciary RuleRecommended Action for Private Fund Managers

USA - June 13 2017 On June 9, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) regulation updating the definition of “fiduciary” for purposes of ERISA became effective, along with a