We are pleased to introduce you to the very first edition of The Art Law Review. The field of art law has developed over many years to become a significant speciality in the law, as collectors, galleries, auction houses, museums and everyone else involved with art have
expanded their collections and businesses throughout the world. Besides involving billions of dollars in the trade, art law has become the means by which the diverse cultures of our societies are governed and encouraged to develop.
I am pleased to serve as editor and U.S. chapter author of this important survey work on the evolving state of the law around the world as affects the day-to-day operations of the media and entertainment industries. 2020 by any measure has been a highly unusual and especially challenging year, particularly for the media and entertainment industries, with large sectors devastated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the fourth edition of The Trademarks Law Review. The key objectives for each of the jurisdictions included in the publication remain the same: to provide, first, an annual snapshot of trademark law which 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.
Welcome to the initial annual Technology M&A Review. This book’s goal is to both highlight the similarities and differences between technology M&A and ‘normal’ M&A, without taking too much time to try to define what technology and normal are in that context. One of its unstated premises is that because of technology’s importance, effective technology lawyering in M&A necessarily involves and requires a broad set of legal skills across many practice areas; and that requirement will likely increase as governments and interest groups from all spectrums focus on the sector.
The importance of The Space Law Review will grow each year as the value of the space domain and applications from space activities increases and, as such applications of satellite technology are brought into use and the commercial revenues from the industry are recognised. The first edition of The Space Law Review has received excellent feedback from private practitioners, academics and students around the world. This year the Review has expanded to include contributions from Brazil and India, and a chapter on taxation.
Privacy, like everything else in 2020, was dominated by the covid-19 pandemic. Employers and governments have been required to consider privacy in adjusting workplace practices to account for who has fever and other symptoms, who has travelled where, who has come into contact with whom and what community members have tested positive or been exposed. As a result of all this need for tracking and tracing, governments and citizens alike have recognised the inevitable trade-offs between exclusive focus on privacy versus exclusive focus on public health and safety.
The pharmaceutical business is truly one of the most global industries, with many companies operating in dozens of countries with differing legal regimes and healthcare systems. In certain respects, the rules governing industry activities have largely become harmonised. However, in other areas the legal frameworks differ. Our objective in framing this volume is to give practitioners in the field a one-volume introduction to critical issues in an array of jurisdictions.
This third edition 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 at a high level.
It is impossible to introduce a global healthcare text in 2020 without reference to the covid-19 pandemic and first and foremost to pay tribute to the commitment shown by all working in the sector: the healthcare professionals, the organisational leaders, all staff working in health and social care environments, and the scientists and public health officials seeking to navigate nations through this crisis. This review provides an introduction to healthcare economies and their legal frameworks in 15 jurisdictions, with new contributions from Cambodia, Malta and Vietnam in this edition.
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 fifth 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 second edition of The e-Discovery and Information Governance Law Review provides a general overview of e-discovery and information governance.
To aid practitioners in this changing environment of global intellectual property, we now present the ninth edition of The Intellectual Property Review. In this edition, we present 16 chapters that provide an overview of the forms of intellectual property coverage available in each particular jurisdiction, along with an update of its most recent developments. Each chapter is written and assembled by leading practitioners in that jurisdiction.
This is already the third edition of The Financial Technology Law Review. The authors of this publication are from the most widely respected law firms in their jurisdictions. We hope that you will find their experience invaluable and enlightening when dealing with the varied issues fintech raises in the legal and regulatory field. The emphasis of this book is on the law and practice of each of the jurisdictions, but discussion of emerging or unsettled issues has been provided where appropriate.
The eighth edition of The Life Sciences Law Review covers a total of 33 jurisdictions, providing an overview of legal requirements of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
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.
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.