Cyber Security

Global: Off the Shelf: The Global Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Podcast

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Off the Shelf, the Global Consumer Goods & Retail Industry Podcast, provides short practical legal insights into the key issues affecting consumer goods and...

Global Transparency Trends and Beneficial Ownership Disclosure

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Read publication One of the most pressing corporate governance issues today is the growing trend toward increased corporate transparency. Public and private companies around the...

Philippines: QT Talks: Quisumbing Torres Video Chat Series

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Welcome to Quisumbing Torres' Video Chat Series! In these bite-sized video chats, our lawyers and guests from various areas of law team up to...

Canada: How to Develop a Privacy-Enriched Data Retention Policy

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Every day companies around the world grapple with how best to protect critical business data. However, retaining personal information about an individual or employee for longer than necessary makes it more likely that the information will be subject to unauthorized or accidental access, use or disclosure. It could also violate the terms of the individual’s consent and reasonable expectations of privacy.Baker McKenzie Partner Theo Ling and Associate Jonathan Tam recently outlined an approach on how to develop a privacy-enriched data retention policy, published in The Canadian Privacy Law Review. The piece discusses the steps organizations can take to determine and document how long to retain personal information collected across its operations.

Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s virtual customer onboarding regime offers opportunity for growth

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Business models and consumer patterns have changed substantially in the financial services market driven by and driving digital transformation. Opening accounts online, without physically attending offices or branches, has become part of a new norm and is an essential rather than an additional channel to offer customers convenience. Money laundering and other fraud risks relating to remote customer onboarding have been topics of considerable debate over the past few years. With ongoing technological advances, the risk levels and risk appetites in the online environment are no longer the same. We will highlight a few key developments and trends in Hong Kong.

Spain: COVID-19 – VAT developments from the Spanish Supreme Court and Directorate of Taxes

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Recently, the Spanish Supreme Court published judgments where it analyzed if the amount of the turnover attributable to certain financial transactions should be included in the pro rata denominator as not incidental. In addition, the Directorate of Taxes issued a ruling that analyzes the VAT consequences of the rent write-off made by the lessor during the COVID-19 pandemic and a ruling that analyzes the VAT treatment of the services rendered by a social network considering that the consideration received is the user's data.

Global: TMT Talk Podcast Series – Latest Episode: Data security

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A tech-entwined world necessarily puts focus on technology companies and the opportunities that arise with them. TMT Talk, the Global TMT industry podcast, will help you navigate and prioritize via insights from top legal advisers in strategic technology markets. We'll go into the issues, how they affect businesses, society, and the way players deal with them.

Germany: The decision of the German Federal Court of Justice on cookie consent –...

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On May 28, 2020 the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, "BGH") decided on the "Planet49" case regarding cookies (see decision in German here, reference number I ZR 7/16). The decision follows upon the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") of October 1, 2019 (see our publication regarding that ruling). On July 6, 2020 the reasons of the BGH decision have been published and we have summarized those in this client alert.

Global: The Future of Dispute Resolution

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As the effects of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to be felt around the world, businesses face significant levels of instability and uncertainty caused...

Global: Webinar: IP Licensing Risk Management and Opportunities

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As brand owners strive to transform their business models on a steep curve, one key issue impacting businesses revolves around licensing — whether it's the...
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