This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way that it is regulated in 37 jurisdictions. It seeks to provide the reader with a high-level understanding of the challenges involved in international franchising in the first section, and then, in the second section, explains how these basic themes are reflected in the regulatory environment within each of the countries covered.
Consumer choice for financial products and services is proliferating across global markets. The ability to reach consumers at any time on their mobile phones, tablets or other devices has helped attract substantial capital investment in consumer financial services. This survey of consumer finance law describes the legal and regulatory approaches taken in the jurisdictions covered. Each chapter addresses the key characteristics of, and current climate within, a particular jurisdiction. Although payments, lending and deposits are the focus of this survey, other financial products and services are discussed where relevant.
The Virtual Currency Regulation Review is intended to provide a practical, business-focused analysis of recent legal and regulatory changes and developments, and of their effects, and to look forward at expected trends in the area of virtual currencies on a country-by-country basis. We are still very much in the early days of the virtual currency revolution. No one can truthfully claim to know what the future holds for virtual currencies, but as it does not appear to be a passing fad, we have endeavoured to provide as much useful information as practicable concerning the regulation of virtual currency
This fully updated ninth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework for both start-ups and established companies, as well as an overview for those interested in examining evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.
The Patent Litigation Law Review does not only summarise patent litigation procedures. The respective contributors to it, as leading practitioners in each of their jurisdictions, also focus on recent developments in substantive patent law as demonstrated by the most important recent court decisions in their respective jurisdictions, meaning that this Review also provides insight into the current controversies that affect patent law generally.
This second edition of The Trademarks Law Review seeks to build on the foundations laid in the first edition. The overall objectives remain the same: first, to provide an annual snapshot of trademark law across a broad range of jurisdictions, summarising key legal provisions and also examining recent developments and trends from the courts, and second, to identify areas of expected legal activity and legislative change going forward.
2018 has been a watershed year for the privacy field. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been the main attraction. Companies subject to the GDPR have expended and will continue to expend enormous efforts and funds to understand and diagram their data-processing operations. Now that the GDPR has gone live, as of 25 May 2018, it remains to be seen how the Member State data protection authorities will deploy their significant new penalty authority to enforce substantially more stringent standards. Will US tech companies continue to bear the brunt of EU enforcement wrath, or will the DPAs scrutinise inwards as well?
Welcome to the second edition of The Healthcare Law Review. The Review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 17 jurisdictions, with new contributions from Japan, Korea and Finland. These new chapters, together with updates to the jurisdictions previously covered in the first edition, only serve to emphasise that this is a constantly changing environment. While hugely diverse, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.
Intellectual property is taking a more and more central position in the global economy, and this is true not only in highly developed economies, but also in emerging ones. China and India, to take just two examples, are moving rapidly up the value chain and now have world-class technology companies for which intellectual property protection is crucial.
This first edition of The Financial Technology Law Review is published at a time when most players in the finance sector are concerned about the new developments that information technology (IT), big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Hence, it is often forgotten that the use of IT in the finance sector is not new and that many applications that would come under fintech are already quite old, at least by today’s standards.