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Another Case on In-House Counsel’s Fiduciary Duty to a Former Employer
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

Just last week, I blogged on an Officer’s Fiduciary Duty When Negotiating HisHer Own Compensation Agreements. Many readers expressed interest in the

FIPPA and Ontario hospitals: setting-up a FIPPA compliance office
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • July 28 2011

This bulletin follows our previous bulletin, FIPPA and Ontario Hospitals: Implementing Change, in which we discussed the operational and cultural changes that are required if hospitals are to fulfill their obligations under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Commentary on the latest in regulation
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 21 2011

Many mis-selling claims turn on whether or not the investment recommended was suitable.

The Securities and Futures Ordinance - guidelines for dealing with an on-site investigation conducted by the SFC at a company’s premises
  • Mayer Brown
  • Hong Kong
  • February 11 2011

The Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (SFO) empowers the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to enter business premises of corporates and residential premises of employees (or any subjects of an investigation) to search for documents and information relevant to an investigation, copy or confiscate relevant materials, and conduct questioning of individuals (which may be conducted on the spot or by serving a formal notice on such individuals setting out the date and place of the interview).

ABA considers welcoming limited practice by foreign lawyers
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

The American Bar Association Commission on Ethics 2020 is studying several issues relating to the ability of foreign lawyers to practice in the United States.

European Court of Justice confirms that in-house legal advice is not protected by legal privilege
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union
  • September 15 2010

On 14 September 2010, the European Court of Justice rejected a bid to change the legal status of advice given by in-house counsel, confirming its 1982 decision in the AM&S case, that legal privilege should extend only to advice provided by external lawyers who are qualified in one of the EU Member States.

Does your web site violate the Copyright Act?
  • Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2010

Like many businesses, your business probably has an eye-catching web site managed by a hosting or IT services company.

In-house lawyers may not enjoy legal privilege in the EU
  • Mayer Brown
  • European Union
  • May 5 2010

On 29 April 2010, Advocate General Kokott (the "AG") rendered her opinion on the scope of legal professional privilege ("LPP") in the European Union, suggesting that, insofar as EU antitrust investigations are concerned, communications with in-house lawyers should not be legally privileged.

New guidelines for “specialized knowledge” intra-company transfers to Canada
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 23 2010

Both NAFTA and IRPA have a work permit category which assists in the transfer of foreign workers to Canada from a foreign related entity.

Structuring due diligence for non-US participation in the US aerospace and defense sector
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • April 7 2010

Cross-border aerospace and defense M&A transactions continue to provide one of the best ways to access new markets and supplement internal growth rates.