As we transition to new ways of operating against a backdrop of a volatile global economic outlook, global businesses are implementing strategies to ensure they can continue to operate in a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain legal and regulatory landscape. Operational resilience and a clear strategy will be essential for organizations not only to survive, but to thrive, in 2020 and beyond. While protecting public health still remains the priority, many organizations are facing challenges, including major disruption to their supply chains, meeting contractual obligations, bringing people back to the workplace and implications under funding arrangements. Many of these issues need to be navigated on a cross-border basis.
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What the future will hold, as we attempt to shift towards a period of recovery, is unclear. However, we can certainly expect disruption for some time, and businesses will need the assistance of agile legal teams during this time and beyond.
There is now nearly $150 billion of value locked into Decentralised Finance (DeFi) protocols and applications.
Further regulation of the automotive sector?
The Federal Government response on 3 September 2021 to the Senate Education and Employment References Committee’s report, Driving a fairer deal: Regulation of the relationship between car manufacturers and car dealers in Australia, confirms it has no major plans for further regulation or review of the automotive sector beyond those already announced.
Seventh Circuit weighs asking Illinois Supreme Court to resolve construction of the Biometric Information Privacy Act
The 7th Cir. heard oral argument on September 14, 2021, in Cothron v. White Castle System, a case that has the potential to convert a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act into a business-shuttering offense—without any demonstration of actual injury to the plaintiff.
Anti-suit injunctions in global enforcement of standard essential patents
There has been an increasing amount of litigation in courts worldwide concerning SEPs.
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