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The Rana Plaza class action - is Canada the next frontier for global human rights litigation?

Canada - November 23 2015 Loblaws, Joe Fresh, Nevsun Resources, Hudbay Minerals, and Tahoe Resources. What do these Canadian companies have in common? They have been targeted

Cybersecurity counter-offensive

Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam - November 19 2015 Worldwide governments and organisations are, in the face of increasing numbers of cybersecurity incidents, turning their focus to how to manage

International joint ventures handbook

Global - November 17 2015 Today’s business leaders are exploring a wider range of strategic growth solutions across the whole continuum from acquisitions to alliances and

EMEA healthcare industry group newsletter - November 2015

European Union, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, OECD, Spain - November 20 2015 The European Commission has released a new version (1.17) of its manual on borderline and classification in the Community regulatory framework for

Unfair preference and "running account" - the impact of suspension of a trading account

Australia - November 23 2015 The "running account" defence to an unfair preference claim is a fragile flower. In a recent decision, the Queensland Court of Appeal has reminded

Germany expands commercial bribery

Germany - November 30 2015 On November 26, 2015, Germany’s new law combatting commercial corruption came into force. The law amends the provision on commercial bribery in the

AUSTRAC announces the privacy implications of its amendments to the AMLCTF Rules and invites industry submissions

Australia - November 30 2015 The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has released a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) examining the implications under

Newcon Builders: a timely reminder

Singapore - November 27 2015 The High Court decision in Newcon Builders Pte Ltd v Sino New Steel Pte Ltd 2015 SGHC 226 was keenly awaited because it was an appeal from a first

Turkey's Adabank up for sale again

Turkey - November 27 2015 On November 23, 2015, the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund of Turkey ("SDIF") announced that it will launch another tender for the sale of 94.4 stake

HRTO nudges open door to employer-requested independent medical examinations

Canada - November 27 2015 Employers requesting that employees undergo independent (or second) medical examinations (“IME“) can breathe a sigh of relief. Previously, such