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An employer’s guide to implementing EU-compliant whistleblowing hotlines
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • European Union, USA
  • August 23 2011

Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges are required to establish a system, often called a “whistleblowing hotline,” for employees to internally report concerns over questionable auditing or accounting matters


Digital due diligence: uncovering violations in China
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • China
  • September 9 2015

This year's historic stock market rise and crash was only the most visible sign of overall economic turmoil in China. Other key indicators include


International News: Focus on Tax - Issue 3 2015
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global, OECD
  • December 14 2015

In May 2015, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued the Opinions on the Key Tasks for Deepening the Reform of the Economic


International news: focus on employee benefits
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global
  • August 4 2014

The economic case for investment in Africa is clear. As large numbers of people move from subsistence level to lower middle class and higher, a


To transfer or not to transfer: avoiding the risks of transferring data from China
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • China
  • March 10 2015

Multinational companies doing business in China face difficult and unique challenges in handling corporate data that resides there. Many corporations


China aims to strengthen the protection of consumers’ personal information
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • China
  • June 6 2013

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress recently issued a draft amendment that would update China's 20-year-old Consumer Protection


Settlement on the horizon in Massachusetts ZIP code litigation
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 6 2014

A recent proposed settlement in Massachusetts may signal readiness on the part of retailers to end so-called "ZIP code" litigation. In 2011


Software compilation not a trade secret under state law
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 29 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated and remanded a grant of summary judgment to Defendants on Plaintiff’s claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract against defendant Sentia Group and several former employees of the plaintiff


City of Westminster v Urban Wimax Ltd: clarification of "on completion of this agreement"
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2010

On appeal, it has been found in City of Westminster v Urban Wimax Ltd 2010 EWHC 1166 (Ch) that the phrase "on completion of this agreement", when interpreted in its context, reading the document as a whole and having regard to the expressly stated objectives, could not mean "on execution or signing", but instead on the completion of what is envisaged to be done by the agreement


Customer ZIP codes largely off limits in California credit card transactions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 22 2011

The Supreme Court of California held that it is a violation of California law for businesses to request and record a credit card holder's ZIP code in connection with credit card transactions