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Cayman Islands: New AML Regulations Come Into Force - Harneys

The Cayman Islands government recently adopted updated Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (the AML Regulations) which came into force on 2 October 2017.

Bermuda: Recent Decisions On Recognition And Assistance And The Appointment Of Provisional Liquidators - Conyers Dill & Pearman

Bermuda, a leading offshore commercial centre, does not currently have any modern, express statutory provisions relating to recognition and assistance to foreign officeholders.

Australia: Between Heaven mode and Hell: Uber use of big data puts users in a purgatory of certainty around privacy issues - Carroll & O'Dea

Passengers should think about where they are handing over their personal information, and what the ramifications may be.

Australia: Major shake-ups to Australian competition laws commence soon - Clayton Utz

Businesses must prepare for changes to market power, merger clearance, cartels, price signalling, and exclusionary laws.

Australia: Family provision claims in NSW – An overview - Carroll & O'Dea

A family provision claim is where a party applies to the court for a portion or a larger portion of a deceased's estate.

Australia: Potential renaissance for Australian manufacturing as automation impacts the Asia-Pacific - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

This new research calls into question the established logic of offshoring manufacturing to 'low-cost' Asian countries.

Australia: Food for thought: the Modern Slavery Act impacts on fresh food retail, wholesale and agriculture industries - Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Businesses in food and agriculture industries should be particularly alive to the risk of slavery in their supply chains.

Australia: Credit betting set to come to an end for online bookmakers - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

There are expensive consequences if an online wagering operator is found to be in breach of credit betting prohibitions.

Brazil: Brazil, The OECD And Exchange Of Information For Tax Purposes - Noronha Advogados

Brazil is not a member of the OECD though as a "key partner" it has been actively collaborating with the OECD and participating in a number of OECD committees for many years.

European Union: Europeans Express Positive Views On AI And Robotics: Report On Preliminary Results From Public Consultations - McCarthy Tétrault LLP

On October 6, 2017, the European Parliament released its preliminary findings on its public consultation on robotics and artificial intelligence.

Malaysia: Private Foundations For Wealth Management - Labuan IBFC Inc

Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) is at the forefront of international cross-jurisdictional wealth planning, offering high-net-worth individuals a plethora of wealth

Brazil: Brazilian Government Establishes The Tax Regularisation Programme (PRT) - Noronha Advogados

In the case of debts under administrative or judicial dispute, it is necessary that the taxpayer withdraws beforehand the disputes involving the debt to be included in the Programme.

Brazil: Brazilian Court Refuses To Recognize BVI Proceeding On Public Policy Grounds - De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados

Brazil's Superior Court of Justice has said it won't recognise the liquidation of British Virgin Islands company Gutmen Investment Corporation, citing risks to the judicial recovery of the company's

Brazil: The Use Of Asbestos Is Forbidden By São Paulo's State Law Constitutionality - KLA

However, there are still other ADIs discussing the constitutionality of other State laws under analysis of the STF.

Brazil: Brazilian Patent And Trademark Office (BPTO) Implements Electronic System For Software Registration - Demarest

On September 12, 2017, a new system for computer program registration, fully operated through the internet, will be launched.

Brazil: The Superintendence Of Private Insurance ("SUSEP") Publishes Rule No 553 On Rules Applicable To Civil Liability Insurance For Directors And Administrators Of Legal Entities (The "D & O Insurance"). - Almeida Advogados

If the company's liability for management acts is part of the basic coverage, the plan must be registered as General Civil Liability.

United States: Corporate Liability And The Alien Tort Statute: Highlights From The Oral Arguments In Jesner v. Arab Bank - Foley Hoag LLP

On Wednesday, October 11, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank. The case may once and for all determine whether companies are appropriate defendants

United States: California Statewide Ban-The-Box Law Signed By Governor - Littler Mendelson

On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1008, which will add a section to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) containing new state-wide restrictions

United States: Resort Fee Litigation Advisory Group: How To Avoid Litigation On Resort Fees And Other Mandatory Hotel Charges - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

In evaluating what you should do about the new furor over mandatory hotel charges, it would be helpful to have a clearer understanding of what the FTC seems to be saying on the issue.

United States: Is A Series LLC Right For Your Business? - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

The Series limited liability company (the "Series LLC") is more nuanced than an ordinary limited liability company, and for the right user, it provides flexibility

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