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Amended Chinese Advertising Law provides new tool to protect privacy

China - August 21 2015 On April 24, 2015, China amended its Advertising Law for the first time since its initial promulgation in 1994. The amended Advertising Law (the

District court grants partial dismissal in Part DMedicaid case alleging false comparative marketing claims

USA - August 25 2015 On August 20, 2015, the District of New Jersey granted in part and denied in part defendants' motion to dismiss allegations that by making

Sidley shale and hydraulic fracturing report- August 24, 2015

USA - August 24 2015 In a proposed New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) issued under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlines new

Second Circuit decides two issues of first impression for Title VII claims

USA - August 11 2015 The Second Circuit's recent opinion in Littlejohn v. City of New York provides clarity around pleading standards in Title VII cases, confirming that

Legal advice privilege: Three Rivers (No. 5) not followed in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - August 18 2015 The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has declined to follow the controversial decision of the English Court of Appeal in Three Rivers (No. 5), which set the

FinCEN proposes anti-money laundering rule for registered investment advisers

USA - September 3 2015 On September 1, 2015, the U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (the Proposed Rule

Hart-Scott-Rodino enforcement action highlights risks under exemption for voting securities acquisitions made “solely for the purpose of investment”

USA - September 2 2015 A recent enforcement action by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) demonstrates that an investor risks being

Update on impending Russian data localization law

Russia - September 1 2015 Despite having previously stated it would not issue further clarifications, in August 2015, the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media

New background check rules for New York City employers

USA - September 1 2015 On September 3, 2015, a new law will go into effect which prohibits many private sector employers in New York City from requesting or using an

SEC final rules and forms for registration of security-based swap entities

USA - September 1 2015 On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted registration rules and forms (Final Rules) for security-based swap