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Help! My employee is a terrorist!

Australia - August 12 2016 "He is such a nice guy - quiet, but always willing to assist." said one surprised co-worker when the police handcuffed her colleague. No-one had any

The DOJ’s Swiss Bank Program - Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

Switzerland, USA - August 18 2016 Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into its 80th, and final, non-prosecution agreement with a Swiss bank as part of its

International guide to contaminated land 2015

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam - October 21 2015 There is no Commonwealth law that deals directly with contaminated sites, although there are a number of policy documents and guidelines that have

M&A in China: Lexology Navigator Q&A

China, Global - March 21 2016 A structured guide to merger and acquisition law and practice in China

Key changes under the revised Companies Bill

Malaysia - April 7 2016 The new Companies Bill 2015 (“Bill”), which will replace the current Companies Act 1965 (“Act”) as a whole, was passed in Dewan Rakyat (Lower House

Insolvency Law Reform Act: update

Australia - August 24 2016 The Hon Kelly O'Dwyer MP, the Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, announced yesterday that the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (ILRA

Is Your Organization Guilty of Being a Data Hoarder?

USA - August 24 2016 Regrettably, the rise of "Big Data" has been accompanied by the often mistaken notion that organizations should strive to retain as much data as

Maximizing SharePoint Use for Information Governance: The Door is Open

USA - August 24 2016 While Microsoft's SharePoint platform provides an invaluable infrastructure for enterprise content management (ECM) and information governance (IG

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith vows to attempt to block the triggering of Article 50

European Union, United Kingdom - August 24 2016 Owen Smith, the challenger to incumbent Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, has vowed that he will attempt to block the triggering of Article 50 and

UK Department for International Trade issues statement including a questionnaire to UK businsses

United Kingdom - August 23 2016 The new UK Department for International Trade has issued a statement here . As part of that statement there is a questionnaire to UK businesses as to