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USAM Group Adds Powerhouse Fintech Duo to Client Roster

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

USAM Group, a global team of enterprise sales and marketing professionals that matches financial institutions with best-of-breed solutions from advanced information and technology vendors, is pleased to announce the addition of two complementary offerings to its rapidly growing roster of fintech solutions: HeliumTM by Levyx is system-level data processing software that delivers unparalleled capacity, automatic […]

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Binding Gender Quota for Listed Companies

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

On 3 December 2019, a motion was carried asking the government to require listed companies to have at least 30% female members on their supervisory board. The proposed binding quota is based on earlier recommendations of the SER. The government is not obliged to implement the motion. However, it was the government which asked the SER […]

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Big Tech Firms Entering Banking: Be Careful What You Wish For

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Big tech firms, whether entering or already active on payments markets, are under scrutiny. PSD2 has opened up the payments markets to non-bank companies, but this comes with both risks and opportunities. EU regulators are examining anticompetitive risks, for example the possibility of leveraging a strong position in one market into another market. Competition, innovation, […]

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New Section 301 Duties Proposed for Certain French Products

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the Digital Services Tax that will be imposed by France is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts U.S. commerce. As a result, the Section 301 committee will hold hearings to determine which products from France may be subject to additional duties of up to […]

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Thompson Hine Welcomes Joan E. Meyer

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce Joan E. Meyer has joined the firm as a partner in the White Collar Criminal Practice, Internal Investigations & Government Enforcement practice group Joan has more than 25 years’ experience handling complex criminal and civil litigation, primarily domestic and international white-collar defense for companies involving anti-corruption, financial frauds, […]

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Virtual Currency: The Taxman is Coming

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

By Alan Winston Granwell, Andrea Darling de Cortes, and Alexander R. Olama of Holland & Knight LLP Virtual currency transactions are now a prime focus of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrutiny. The IRS has numerous information-gathering tools to enforce its taxing power, including summons, artificial intelligence, data analytics, whistleblowers and even a taxpayer’s social media. […]

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7 Essential Strategies for Marketing to Gen Z

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

By Joanna Dodd Massey, President & CEO of JDMA Inc They may be young, but Gen Z now accounts for 40% of consumers and already influences between $29 billion and $143 billion in direct spending. Since the youngest of them are only nine years old, their buying power will continue to grow. That means their […]

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Act introducing a collective damages action will come into force and effect on January 1st, 2020

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The new act introducing a collective damages action on an opt-out basis for persons domiciled in the Netherlands will come in to force and effect on January 1st, 2020. As we reported in our newsletter of February 6th, 2019, no monetary damages could be sought on a collective basis under the old collective action regime. […]

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Anxiety and the ADA

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

By Rogers Stevens, Associate, Pepper Hamilton LLP Q: An employee in my company has requested intermittent leave as an accommodation for what he claims is a debilitating “anxiety,” but he has no job performance issues and seems fine to me. Are we required to provide a reasonable accommodation under the ADA for anxiety? A: The […]

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AI and Automated Decisions: GDPR and the Evolving Decision-Making Process

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Broadly speaking, artificial intelligence (AI) is the term given to the ability of computer software to simulate human cognition, allowing machine systems to learn, reason, and interact. Over time, algorithmic software can be “trained” to make connections – from random inputs to revealing outputs – which allow it to “learn”, and “make” decisions.

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