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The Trade Descriptions (Unfair Trade Practices) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 came into law in Hong Kong on 19 July 2013.
In Alemo-Herron v Parkwood Leisure Limited the claimants’ contracts provided that their terms and conditions were ‘in accordance with collective agreements negotiated from time to time’.
The employer applying for injunctions in Whitmar Publications Ltd v Gamage was a publisher specialising in magazines for the printing industry.
Federal court decision underscores importance of thoughtfully crafting government contractor teaming agreements
The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recently held that a teaming agreement that amounted to an ‘agreement to agree’ was not an enforceable contract under Virginia law.
On 29 July, another significant change to employment law comes into force under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act.
E-commerce has seen tremendous growth in Vietnam in recent years, boosted by a high rate of mobile and internet penetration in the country and its young and tech-savvy population.
The UK Supreme Court has given judgment in the Nortel and Lehman Brothers pensions cases, ruling that pensions FSDs and CNs rank as provable debts in an insolvency.
CBP publishes final rule to refuse importation or conditionally release consumer products and industrial equipment noncompliant with energy conservation or labelling standards
On 5 July 2013, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule that amends the CBP regulations.
An employee in was off work because of illness from July 2010 to June 2011, when he resigned. He claimed payment for accrued but untaken holiday entitlement during 2010 and pro rata for 2011.
The government has made a series of announcements about some of its remaining pending reforms.
Edwards v Flamingo Land Ltd is a Court of Appeal case on the duty on service providers not to discriminate on the grounds of a customer’s disability. The case was brought under the Disability Discrimination Act but the law is the same under the Equality Act.
US SEC adopts final amendments to permit general solicitation or general advertising in private placement transactions under Rule 506 and Rule 144A
The US SEC has adopted amendments to implement Section 201(a) of the JOBS Act relating to the use of ‘general solicitation or general advertising’ in certain US private placement transactions.
The CJEU has again ruled on issues concerning the genuine use of trademarks under European trademark law.
On 11 July 2013, the ABI published its report ‘Encouraging Equity Investment’ following a review of the processes for IPOs and secondary offerings.
The 15 July 2013 issue of Hogan Lovells’ Employment News is available now.
US: A hitchhiker’s guide to technology, media and cultural innovation in the new frontier states of the American West
More than Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, social media as a concept covers a diverse range of applications, techniques and issues.
The tax reform effort in the US Congress has accelerated this month, with a Dear Colleague letter being sent to senators asking for their help in crafting a tax reform bill.
The rapid explosion of social networking has changed the way many companies in Hong Kong promote their brands and distribute their products and services.
In our age of telecommunications convergence, it is unremarkable that satellite communications would face the same risks of cyber attack as are facing the telecoms industry generally.
This article looks at how the existing laws of different jurisdictions, the UK, the US and Italy, treat defamation claims relating to social media.