By Robert Bond, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP In this article, Robert Bond discusses the growing prevalence of drone technology in industries today, highlighting it as an example of the way in which the pace of technology now often outstrips legal and regulatory frameworks, leaving businesses exposed to potential risk.
Who’s Who Legal brings together José Ramón Morales of Garrigues, Peter Bräutigam of Noerr and Yoshifumi Onodera of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto to discuss the current state of outsourcing work, the growing importance of the fintech space and how to remain up-to-date in such a fast-paced environment.
Ben Lee, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd (Mbaup) In an exclusive interview with Who’s Who Legal, Ben Lee speaks about his role at Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd, the key qualities he looks for when instructing external counsel, as well as key regulatory and technological developments impacting the automotive industry.
By Philippe De Baere, Van Bael & Bellis For the arsenal of EU trade defence instruments, 2016 is likely to be crucial. The main issue in debate is whether China should be granted market economy status (MES) after 11 December 2016. Linked to this question is whether the granting of MES to China should be accompanied by a modernisation of the trade defence instruments in order to mitigate the effect of China's new status. Finally, following a number of lost WTO disputes and cases before the European Court of Justice, it is widely felt that the EU should reinforce the transparency of its investigations.
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