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Everyone’s nightmare: privacy and data breach risks

USA - August 10 2015 The rapid growth of the collection, usage, storage and transmission of information in electronic form, and the expansion of the interconnectivity

Wire transfer email fraud and what you can do about it

China, Hong Kong - November 4 2014 Businesses are increasingly falling prey to a clever email-based fraud that does not use sophisticated hacking techniques. Take a few simple steps to

Peering through the veil: what’s the real impact of Prest v Petrodel?

United Kingdom - July 9 2013 Separate corporate personality is part of the bedrock on which the global economy is built. It is also a vital component of many frauds and a shield

Using evidence obtained in criminal proceedings in a civil claim to recover the proceeds of corruption: a guidance note

United Kingdom - May 22 2013 There are a variety of mechanisms to recover stolen public funds and bribes, each with its own advantages and disadvantages and with the

The “National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act” immunizes vaccine manufacturers from state design defect claims

USA - February 25 2011 On February 22, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth that the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (“NCVIA”) pre-empts state design defect common law claims against vaccine manufacturers for injury or death caused by a vaccine’s known and disclosed side effects

European Union: Trademark owners versus counterfeiters: the EU customs regime

European Union - January 1 2017 Counterfeit goods are an increasingly serious problem in the European Union and across the world. A recent joint study by the Organisation for

European Union: Protecting well-known marks under international treaties

European Union - November 1 2016 Trademark protection in the European Union has developed mainly based on international treaties such as the Paris Convention, the Agreement on

European Union: Staying within the boundaries

European Union - September 1 2016 Across the European Union, trademark law generally prohibits a third party from using an identical or similar trademark for identical or similar goods

Illinois Department of Insurance Requires Independent Third Party Background Investigation Reports

USA - July 20 2016 The Illinois Department of Insurance recently issued a bulletin requiring all companies to obtain independent third party background

TRIA Update: Insurers May Be Asked to Segregate TRIA Premium

USA - July 15 2016 This month, the Federal Insurance Office (“FIO”) issued its “Report on the Overall Effectiveness of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program” (the