Digital transformation

The Belgian chapter to Lexology GTDT : Market Intelligence – Digital Transformation volume, published by Law Business Research, December 2020 The 2020 edition of the “Digital Transformation” volume features discussion and analysis of emerging trends and hot topics on this subject within 16 key jurisdictions worldwide, providing a unique perspective on evolving legal and regulatory […]

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Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity

European Union: The Upcoming Changes To The EU’s Cybersecurity Framework, published in Mondaq, 22 june 2021 Our contribution explains the current cybersecurity policy of the EU, and the proposals included in the European Commission’s new EU Cybersecurity Strategy proposal : Security and 5G networks, Security Operations Centres, a joint Cyber Unit, and a strong encryption, […]

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“Technology M&A: why understanding the technology involved is a key to success” , published in The Impact Lawyers, 24 June 2020

Our contribution discusses the key legal issues in technology M&A transactions. While we have written this contribution from a Belgian law perspective, we mainly focus on the contractual peculiarities and the process itself, which are probably quite similar and thus also relevant in other jurisdictions. Read the full article

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The Belgian chapter to Lexology GTDT – Technology M&A, 2021

The purpose of Lexology GTDT’s 2021 edition of the “Technology M&A” guide is to provide an overview of the various factors affecting technology M&A transactions across various jurisdictions. Using a simple and concise Q&A format, the same key questions are answered by leading practitioners in each of the jurisdictions featured, allowing users to find information […]

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What You Should Know About the COVID-19 IP Waiver and Compulsory Licences in Canada

On May 5, 2021, the United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that the Biden-Harris Administration will support the waiving of intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines. This came in response to India’s and South Africa’s proposal to the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) that a […]

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OK at Work: COVID-19 State of Emergency Orders are Being Terminated

On this week’s episode of OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss what is in store for employers now that most states, including Maryland, are in the process of eliminating COVID-19 restrictions. In Maryland, Governor Hogan announced that most COVID-19 restrictions will conclude on July 1st with any remaining orders ending 45 days later.  Employers are wondering: what […]

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Recent Case Makes Clear that Guardians in Maryland Cannot Change Beneficiary of Life Insurance Policy of Ward Without Prior Court Order

There is a saying that is common among guardianship attorneys, namely: “When in doubt, let the Court sort it out.”  In other words, if the guardianship statutes or rules do not specifically allow you to do something, get a court order blessing your action in advance.  The recent case of United Bank v. Buckingham, 472 Md. […]

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International Trade and Customs Practice Group Newsletter

Trade Continuity Agreement between Mexico and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. On June 1st, 2021, various Agreements were published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (hereinafter “DOF”) by the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (hereinafter “SHCP”), the Secretariat of Relations Foreign Affairs (hereinafter “SRE”) and the Secretariat of Economy […]

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International Trade and Customs Practice Group Newsletter

Seventh Resolution of Modifications to the General Rules of Foreign Trade for 2020 On June 11, 2021, the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (hereinafter “SCHP”) published in the OfficialGazette of the Federation (hereinafter “DOF”), the “Seventh Resolution of Modifications to the GeneralRules of Foreign Trade for 2020” (hereinafter the “Resolution”), whose entry into force […]

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Finally it’s arrived!

I appreciate that many of you wouldn’t have slept much last night, waiting in eager anticipation for today’s AWIR and a succinct commentary on the Government’s recently released discussion document titled ‘Design of the interest limitation rule and additional bright-line rules’. Well, I’ve managed to read through the lengthy 144 pages, although I started to […]

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Tax Practice Group Newsletter

Law For The Transparency, Prevention And Combat Of Improper Practices In Advertising Contracting On June 3, 2021, the Law for Transparency, Prevention and Combat of Improper Practices in Advertising Contracting was published in the Federal Official Gazette, and will enter into force 90 days after its publication. The purpose of the law is to promote […]

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