Category Archives: Legal Reform

The law and autonomous vehicles: top six articles from the World Economic Forum

Diverless cars have already hit the roads but what happens if one of them hits you? In other words what is the legal framework that governs this and other expressions of the so called Fourth Industrial Revolution? Continue reading

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The reform of the Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz has been put into force on August 1st, 2013

By: Rechtsanwalt (Attorney) Carsten Lexa, LL.M. On August 1st, 2013, the RVG (“Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz” = German Attorney Remuneration Law) has been put into force. The RVG exists since July 1st, 2004 and superseded the Bundesrechtsanwaltgebührenordnung (German Federal Code of Lawyers’ Fees = … Continue reading

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EU Proposes New Hacking Reporting Rules

The proposed legislation is clearly linked to the massive data security breach at Sony. Or better put Sony’s very slow response in announcing that its over 70 million PlayStation users personal data was placed in danger as a result of hacking. Continue reading

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NY Chief Judge Increases Access To Justice in Foreclosure Cases

By: Ainsley Brown It is a gross understatement to say that foreclosures have hit the US economy hard. In fact, because housing has so many connections to the health of the US economy – from construction to lending to 401K’s … Continue reading

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Australia’s National Consumer Protection Law Comes Into Effect

By: Ainsley Brown Talk about kicking off the New Year with a bang: it is official as of January 1, 2011 Australia now has its first national Consumer Law. The new law ushers in a comprehensive national consumer protection regime … Continue reading

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Litigation As An Investment Vehicle In Canada: An Introduction

By: Ainsley Brown In a pervious post – Litigation … A New Investment Vehicle – I introduced you to the Therium, a third party litigation fund in England that was using litigation as an investment vehicle. At the time I … Continue reading

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Australia To Review Tax Laws On Islamic Finance

By: Ainsley Brown When an industry approaches being worth close to a trillion dollars it can no longer be considered a passing fancy or fad – Islamic banking and finance (IBF) is real and is as much a part of … Continue reading

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Philip K. Howard Speaks About Reforming The US Legal System

By: Ainsley Brown I was sent this video by my cousin Kia and I thought it worthwhile to share it here on Commercial Law International. It is a lecture given by Phillip K. Howard, the author of The Death of … Continue reading

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