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  • Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann – Legal Alert TRADING AND DISTRIBUTION BY FOREIGN INVESTED ECONOMIC ORGANIZATIONS WHAT YOU MUST KNOW:  
     Status  Following the issuance of the Investment Law (2014), the Government of Vietnam is speeding up the drafting of a new decree (the Draft Decree) guiding trading and distribution of foreign invested economic organizations (FIEOs) in Vietnam.  The Draft Decree, once issued, will replace Decree 23 on trading and distribution ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, August 26th, 2016By Oliver Massmann
  • Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Final Guidance to be Published Tomorrow
    Today, the FAR Council and the Department of Labor issued final regulations and final guidance implementing Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20160824  The interlocking final regulations and final guidance, with an effective date of October 25, 2016, impose new requirements on federal contractors and subcontractors, including: Contractors, ... read more
    Posted to Government Contracts and LitigationPublished on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016By Michael J. Schrier
  • The Ultimate Impact of Sex Robots
    Technology continues to advance to help humans in so many countless ways. And now we are getting to the point that we are not simply dealing with cold machines, but we are dealing with features and contraptions that are becoming quite human. For example, we can talk to Siri on ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Government Cracks Down On Nursing Home Use of Social Media
    On August 5, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Survey and Certification Memorandum (Notice) urging State health departments to enforce violations by nursing homes in posting patient images on social media. This development was interesting given that the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the enforcer ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016By Neville M. Bilimoria
  • Duane Morris’ Michael E. Clark to Present at ABA’s Third Medical Device & Healthcare Technology Compliance Institute
    Duane Morris special counsel Michael E. Clark will serve as program chair and moderate the panel discussion, “Yates Memorandum: The New Normal?” during the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Third Medical Device & Healthcare Technology Compliance Institute, to be held on October 13–14, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Mr. Clark’s presentation will ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Monday, August 22nd, 2016By DuaneMorris3
  • Best Practices for Consumer Wearables & Wellness Apps
    Last week the Future of Privacy Forum (FRF) issued “Best Practices for Consumer Wearables & Wellness Apps & Devices.  The Best Practices are built on the five core principles of privacy protection, which form the foundation for privacy laws in the U.S.: (1) Notice/Awareness; (2) Choice/Consent; (3) Access/Participation; (4) Integrity/Security; and (5) Enforcement/Redress.  They ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Monday, August 22nd, 2016By Sandra A. Jeskie
  • Art Momjian to Speak at NMTC Forum
    Duane Morris Partner Art Momjian will be a speaker at the New Markets Tax Credit Forum sponsored by the Community First Fund on Tuesday September 13, 2016 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am at The Double Tree Hotel in Reading, PA.  The program is designed for community leaders, developers, commercial ... read more
    Posted to New Markets Tax Credit, Affordable Housing, and Super Storm SandyPublished on Monday, August 22nd, 2016By Arthur J. Momjian
  • Another Positive Development for the Medical Marijuana Industry
    Just one week after the DEA and FDA reiterated the federal government’s willingness to allow broader research into the health benefits of cannabis, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision barring the DOJ from using federal funds to prosecute individuals and businesses conducting activities in compliance with state medical ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016By Seth A. Goldberg
  • Is Your Company Registered for the New EU-U.S. Privacy Shield?
    Following the July 12, 2016, adoption by the European Commission of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the “Privacy Shield”), companies engaging in trans-Atlantic data sharing can now register for the Privacy Shield. It replaces the prior Safe Harbor Program, which was invalidated by the European Court of Justice on October 6, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Monday, August 15th, 2016By Sandra A. Jeskie
  • Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann WTO Dispute Shrimp Case Agreement reached
    On 18th July 2016, the United States (US) and Vietnam reached an Agreement on the Imposition of Anti-dumping Duty on Certain Frozen Warm-water Shrimp from Vietnam to resolve two long standing WTO disputes brought by Vietnam: United States – Anti-dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp from Vietnam (DS404) and United States – ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, August 12th, 2016By Oliver Massmann