This book provides an introduction to the basic elements of international franchising and an overview of the way that it is regulated in 28 jurisdictions. While this book certainly does not present readers with the complete answer to all the questions they may have about franchising in all the countries covered – that would require far more pages than it is possible to include in this one volume – it does seek to provide the reader with a high-level understanding of the challenges involved.
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 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.
We are very pleased to present this important survey work on the ever-evolving state of the law globally as affects the day-to-day operations of the media and entertainment industries. This volume should be understood to serve, not as an encyclopaedic resource covering the broad and often complex legal landscape affecting the media and entertainment industries, but, rather, as a current snapshot of developments and country trends likely to be of greatest interest to the practitioner.
We are delighted to introduce the first edition of The Space Law Review. The importance of book will grow each year as the value of space activities increases, further applications of satellite technology are brought into use and the commercial revenues from the industry are recognised. Lawyers will be required to understand the international treaties, how they are enforced and applied in national law and apply such laws, regulations and policies, potentially creatively, to new technologies and business models.
As it has since inception, this tenth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides a survey of evolving legal constructs in 21 jurisdictions around the world. It remains a business-focused framework rather than a legal treatise, and strives to provide a general overview for those interested in evolving law and policy in the rapidly changing TMT sector.
The key objectives for each of the many jurisdictions included in the publication are to provide, first, an annual snapshot of trademark law that includes a summary of the key legal provisions, second, a review of recent developments and trends from the courts, and third, an informed view of areas of expected legal activity and legislative change going forward. To this end, our panel of leading trademark practitioners, including those from several countries new to the publication, have each been invited to provide a chapter of commentary on their own jurisdiction.
Following the first year of life under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and with only months to go until the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect, 2019 feels more like Waiting for Godot than Hallelujah Chorus. Unless policy makers around the world make a real effort to identify the actual privacy risks people face, we will see more of the same in 2020 – an incessant barrage of tedious cookie notices, overwrought haranguing against tailored advertising and more blaming of victims of cybercrime for governments’ failure to protect their economies from electronic attack by sophisticated state actors and criminals.
The second edition of the Review provides a practical analysis of recent legal and regulatory changes and developments, and of their effects, and looks forward to expected trends in the area of virtual currencies on a country-by-country basis. It is not intended to be an exhaustive guide to the regulation of virtual currencies globally or in any of the included jurisdictions. Instead, for each jurisdiction, the authors have endeavoured to provide a sufficient overview for the reader to understand the current legal and regulatory environment.
Welcome to the third edition of The Healthcare Law Review. The Review now provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 17 jurisdictions, with new contributions from Russia and South Africa in this edition. Our expert authors have also reviewed and updated their chapters to reflect the ever evolving situation in the jurisdictions covered in earlier editions. While a hugely diverse area of practice, it is possible to discern common challenges and similar approaches in very different countries.
Intellectual property practitioners need to look beyond intellectual property laws themselves to understand the antitrust limits on the free exercise of rights. The task of this book is, with respect to key jurisdictions globally, to provide an annual concrete and practical overview of developments on the relationship between antitrust and intellectual property. This fourth edition provides an update on recent developments, as well as an overview of the overall existing lay of the land regarding the relationship between the two bodies of law.
Virtually unheard of 20 years ago, increasing data volumes and ever-changing technologies have resulted in e-discovery and information governance exploding onto the legal scene. Corporations face a wide array of overlapping and competing e-discovery and information governance laws and regulations, impacting the use, retention and disposition of electronically stored information (ESI). This first edition of The e-Discovery and Information Governance Law Review provides a general overview of e-discovery and information governance obligations in key jurisdictions around the world.
We are delighted to present the second edition of The Financial Technology Law Review. The authors of this publication are from the most widely respected law firms in their jurisdictions. They each have a proven record of experience in the field of fintech; they know both the law and how it is applied. We hope that you will find their experience invaluable and enlightening when dealing with any of the varied issues fintech raises in the legal and regulatory field.
The Life Sciences Law Review provides an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. It is vitally important that lawyers who advise companies in the life sciences sector and the business executives whom they serve have a working knowledge of the regulations and policies that govern drugs, biologics and medical devices. It is equally important to keep up to date with developments in the regulatory systems, which govern access to the market, pricing and reimbursement, advertising and promotion, and numerous other matters that are essential to success. It is our hope that this annual publication will be helpful in this respect.