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North America: AI Deal Points in M&A Transactions

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Listen on-demand to our Eye on AI video chat series, which covers the need-to-know legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence and machine learning. Baker McKenzie's...

Brazil: New Brazilian Public Procurement General Law

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On 1 April 2021, Law nº 14,133/2021 or the New Public Procurement General Law ("New Public Procurement Law") was published, substituting Law nº 8,666/1993. The Brazilian president, however, has vetoed 26 items of the bill approved by the National Congress.

Japan: Asia Pacific Competition Highlights, Q1 2021

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New law affecting digital markets in Japan now in effectA new law that would require greater transparency in transactions involving digital platform operators came into force on 1 February 2021. 

Vietnam: Asia Pacific Competition Highlights, Q12021

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Regulators continue to review economic concentration notifications Vietnam issues draft Decree on the management of costs incurred in competition procedures

North America: AI Deal Points in M&A Transactions (Webinar)

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With the accelerated number of M&A deals currently being made and projected to continue, digital transformation is driving an increase in interest in AI targets for acquisition. In this episode of Eye on AI, Lisa Fontenot and Teisha Johnson join moderator Bradford Newman to discuss key issues and value drivers to consider in AI transactions, as well as considerations with regard to antitrust or foreign investment approvals that may be needed when making an AI related investments.

Malaysia: Asia Pacific Competition Highlights, Q1 2021

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In briefMyCC issues second abuse of dominance decision, in first finding on exclusive dealingMyCC has fined Dagang Net Technologies Sdn. Bhd. RM 10.3...

Thailand: Doing Business in Thailand 2021

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For over 40 years, the team at Baker McKenzie's Bangkok office has assisted foreign individuals and international companies who are seeking investment opportunities in...

Vietnam: Asia Pacific Competition Highlights, Q1 2021

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Regulators continue to review economic concentration notifications Vietnam issues draft Decree on the management of costs incurred in competition proceduresIn Q1 2021, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) cleared 11 economic concentration notifications, most of which were acquisitions. The Ministry of Finance issues a draft Decree regulating the management, use and settlement of expenses relating to several competition proceedings. 

Asia Pacific Competition Highlights April 2021

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Read publicationIn this regional update, we provide you with a practical overview of the most notable antitrust legal developments of the first quarter in...

Australia: Statutory unconscionable conduct clarified – exploitation of a vulnerability or disadvantage is not...

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On 19 March 2021, the Full Federal Court allowed an appeal in the matter of ACCC v Quantum Housing Group Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 40.  The Full Court judgment provides important clarification of the elements required to establish statutory unconscionable conduct under s 21 of the Australian Consumer Law ("ACL").The critical finding of the Full Court is that although some form of exploitation or predation upon some vulnerability or disadvantage will often be a feature of unconscionable conduct, it is not a necessary element of unconscionable conduct under s 21 of the ACL.
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