French jurisdiction when assessing evidence in cross-border disputes – more advantages than you think

Legal Briefing

There is a well-known difference between common law systems and civil law systems when it comes to evidence gathering. Because of that difference, citizens in common law regimes tend to believe that their jurisdiction is more favourable with regards to evidence gathering as what is known as the discovery process compels parties to communicate the …

Doing business in Iran

Legal Briefing

Behnam Khatami, Hooman Sabeti and Amir Mirtaheri of Sabeti & Khatami discuss the opportunities and challenges of the Iranian market.

The legal framework for employee inventions in France

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The principles that preside over employees inventions in France are well defined by the law. Indeed, article L611-8 of the French Intellectual Property Code (IPC) clearly defines the rules of ownership of invention and remuneration, for various situations, which differ depending on whether the employee has an inventive mission or not.

Class actions in Israel – a cautionary tale for international corporations

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Class actions are a widely-used litigation practice in Israel and have been so for years. Illustratively, in each of the last three years, over 1,200 new motions to certify class actions were filed. Many of these claims were filed against multinational and foreign corporations concerning their operations in Israel. In fact, one might struggle to …

Major changes to Taiwan financial services – sandbox experiments, token offerings and internet banks

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The Taiwan government has been actively promoting fintech development and there have been several major developments recently. The primary regulator of the financial services industry, the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), introduced the ‘regulatory sandbox’ in 2018 and several fintech experiments have been launched since. In June 2019, the FSC announced that it will regulate security …