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U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Wayfair: Implications for Non-U.S. Businesses
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2018

On June 21, 2018, in South Dakota v. Wayfair ("Wayfair"),1 the United States Supreme Court (the "Court") reversed its decades-old ban on

CSA Releases Client-Focused Reforms to NI 31-103 in Response to Client-Registrant Relationship Concerns
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • July 19 2018

On June 21, 2018 the Canadian Securities Administrators (the "CSA") released proposed amendments (the "Proposed Amendments") to National Instrument

Why does the GDPR affect businesses in the Middle East?
  • Middle East, European Union
  • June 18 2018

What is the General Data Protection Regulation? The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is an EU Regulation adopted in April 2016. It replaces

High Court dismisses Pimlico Plumbers challenge to Deliveroo contract
  • Lewis Silkin
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2018

In the latest development regarding “worker status” and the “gig economy”, and applying this week’s earlier Supreme Court decision in Pimlico Plumbers

Easy as ABC: California High Court Mandates New Test for Independent Contractors-Most Workers Should Now be Classified as Employees
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • May 2 2018

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court reversed a long standing precedent that provided employers with some flexibility in classifying

US$2.6-Billion Fraud Judgment Awarded Against Former Sino-Forest CEO
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • April 16 2018

On March 14, 2018, the Honourable Justice Penny of the Ontario Superior Court (Commercial List Division) released a decision granting a US$2.6-billion

Singapore High Court grants stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration on an application by a non-party to the arbitration agreement.
  • Bird & Bird
  • Singapore
  • February 7 2018

In the recent case of Gulf Hibiscus Ltd v Rex International Holding Ltd & another 2017 SGHC 210, the Singapore High Court, affirmed on appeal, a

GC Memorandum 18-02 Suggests a More Sane Approach to Independent Contractors
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2017

In GC Memo 18-02, in what may bring some holiday cheer to employers around the country, the newly appointed General Counsel walked back the prior

Are Directors Independent? It Depends: CSA Revisiting Regime
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • November 15 2017

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have released CSA Consultation Paper 52-404 - Approach to Director and Audit Committee Member

A victory for Uber drivers - EAT agrees that they are workers
  • Travers Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2017

Uber has lost its appeal against last year's Employment Tribunal decision that its drivers are workers. What did the EAT decide? Last year, two Uber