The benefits and costs of conducting an internal investigation – Is it better to let a sleeping dog lie? | Steptoe & Johnson

Legal Briefing

One of the most difficult questions a management team sometimes faces is whether – absent a legal, regulatory or statutory duty to do so – a company should conduct an internal investigation. The answer is relatively easy in most countries if a law enforcement agency is knocking on the proverbial door, the company receives a …

Nothing is certain

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The ever-changing world of data protection has lost none of its pace. Exacerbated by the almost global transition to a life online, homes became offices, Zoom became the go-to meeting place and Teams became the world’s virtual water cooler. With this increased reliance on technology to support remote working and digital communications, the need to …

Insurance in South Korea | Shin & Kim

Legal Briefing

The seventh-largest country in the world by insurance premiums, the South Korean insurance industry is highly competitive. At the end of 2020, life and non-life insurance premiums reached KRW221.9trn (approximately $95.7bn), up 4.3% from 2019. The insurance regulatory framework is a two-tiered supervisory system, with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) overseeing the insurance industry by …

Significant matters – Spring 2021

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Vodafone emphasises ESG in new eight-firm panel Vodafone has completed the latest refresh of its legal adviser panel, selecting eight firms based on a commitment to shared diversity and ESG best practice.

Brand and reputation management in Norway: proactive and reactive measures under Norwegian Law with a focus on trademarks | Kluge Advokatfirma

Legal Briefing

Brand and reputation management is of utmost importance for any company. From a legal perspective, management of rights associated with brand and reputation entails both proactive and reactive measures. Proactive measures include all sorts of protection of intellectual assets, covering protection of IP rights such as trademarks, design and patents, and protection of IP assets …

Cross-border data transfer in Turkey: will the problems end? | BTS & Partners

Legal Briefing

Since the enactment of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law No 6689 (the Law) in 2016, one of the most critical problems that in-house lawyers of both local and multinational companies face has become cross-border personal data transfers from Turkey. The government has a tendency to keep the data of Turkish residents in Turkey and, …

M&A and investment in the Indian insurance market – key drivers | Khaitan & Co

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India is the under-insured relative to other more developed economies and the Indian insurance market offers considerable growth opportunities. This has led to significant strategic and private equity investment in this sector in the past. Going forward, the growth story remains, but investment and M&A transactions will also be driven by certain critical regulatory issues …

Insurance items on the board’s agenda for 2021 | Herbert Smith Freehills

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The past 12 months have been unprecedented on many fronts. Insurance is an important asset that can provide protection for organisations in challenging times and now that the proverbial ‘rainy day’ has arrived, in-house lawyers need to work closely with their risk managers and the business to maximise potential recoveries under the range of policies …

Insurance and insolvency | Herbert Smith Freehills

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The pandemic has plunged many previously healthy businesses into or close to insolvency, with serious implications for both the company itself and its commercial counterparties. In the middle of a crisis, it is easy to overlook insurance. Yet, by taking the right steps, corporates can use insurance to bring much-needed stability and liquidity.