Legal Updates

Llinks Client Alert – Commercial IP(May-June 2021)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Commercial IP with “Llinks Client Alert – Commercial IP(May-June 2021)

 

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July 1st Marks the First Day of School for Student-Athletes Seeking to Exploit NIL Rights

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has waved the white flag and surrendered on the issue of collegiate name, image and likeness (NIL) rights. This comes less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a resounding blow to the NCAA on the subject of educational benefit limitations in the unanimous Alston v. NCAA decision (Alston). Framed as an interim policy, the NCAA has deferred to state legislation and individual college policies, and will allow student–athletes to earn money from the exploitation of their NIL rights for the first time. Read more…

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NY DOL Issues Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard and Model Plan

As discussed in our recent Alert, the HERO Act (the Act) requires all private employers in New York to implement an airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan in accordance with standards issued by the New York Department of Labor (NYDOL). Among the purposes of the Act is to ensure that employers are ready to implement immediate safety measures in the event of a future airborne infectious disease outbreak. Read more…

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Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(June 2021)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy with ” Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(June 2021)

 

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Новое постановление Верховного Суда по вопросам кассационного обжалования по ГПК РФ

Верховный Суд 22.06.2021 принял постановление № 17 «О применении судами норм гражданского процессуального законодательства, регулирующих производство в суде кассационной инстанции»1, отменяющее аналогичное действовавшее ранее постановление Пленума ВС РФ от 11.12.2012 № 29. Постановление регулирует применение норм ГПК с учетом изменений, внесенных Федеральным законом от 28.11.2018 № 451-ФЗ «О внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Российской Федерации», частично дублирует положения предыдущего постановления, но содержит также и новые важные позиции. Рассмотрим основные положения Постановления № 17.

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Franchi highlights potential conflict issues with SPAC transactions

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) have seen a widespread acceptance and exponential level of usage these past two years. Though we are only halfway through 2021, $98.9 billion has already been raised by SPACs, surpassing the total amount raised in 2020, which was already a record-breaking $83.4 billion.  Read more…

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Gradual Damages and the Starting Point of Prescription

By Emily Dikranian, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

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July 7, 2021 — On May 20, 2021, the Court of Appeal, in the case of Ville de Mascouche c. Architectes Rivest-Jodoin & Associé, 2021 QCCA 859 affirmed the decision of the Superior Court (2019 QCCS 1996) which granted a motion to dismiss on the grounds of prescription.

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Delhi Government’s Directions in relation to the Collection of School Fees

The Delhi Government, on July 1, 2021, issued Order PSB/2021/2165-21741(“Directions”) with the aim of preventing profiteering and commercialization by private unaided recognized schools of Delhi. The Directions were issued following the Order dated May 31, 2021 in WPC 7526/2021 (refer our article here) and interim Order dated June 7, 2021 in LPA 184/2021 of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi (“Orders”) and further to the provisions of section 17(3) and section 18(4) of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 (“DSE Act”). The Directions issued are applicable to 460 private unaided recognized schools of Delhi, as listed in Enclosure – I of the Directions.

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CHANGES TO ONTARIO’S BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT COME INTO EFFECT

The significant amendments to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the “OBCA“) introduced by the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2020 (“Bill 213“) were proclaimed into force and took effect on July 5, 2021. Directors and shareholders of Ontario corporations and foreign investors should be aware of such amendments as they reduce barriers for setting up Ontario corporations and for conducting business which requires approval by ordinary resolution.

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ITAR Material Change and Registration Renewal Guide And Checklist

Any U.S. company that manufactures, exports, or temporarily imports items or performs defense services that are controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is required to register with the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and keep that registration current. Current in the context of the ITAR means not only the company information that is current at the time the registration is initially submitted, but the information in the registration must accurately reflect the registered company’s current information at any point in the company’s timeline. When certain changes occur within the registered company, such as a change of control, a merger or acquisition, or a change in executive leadership, those changes must be reported to DDTC and the company’s ITAR registration must be updated. At a minimum, ITAR registration must be renewed annually. Read more…

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