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2021 Global Venture Capital Guide

World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Venture Capital Guide that covers more than 30 jurisdictions on investment approval processes, typical investment sectors and investment structures on Venture Capital deals (and more!).

2020 Global Cannabis Guide

Several WLG member firms collaborated on a guide that covers legislation, governing bodies, import and export rules, use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and other issues concerning cannabis around the globe. Check out the guide here.

2020 Global Merger Control Guide

This guide briefly outlines information on two of the most important questions of multi-jurisdictional merger control filings in 91 jurisdictions worldwide, looking in particular at the relevant thresholds for filing and investigation periods concerning merger control.

2019-2020 Report on Global Trade Policy

This report provides an overview on top trade policy priorities and challenges in several WLG member jurisdictions, outlining the overall approach country-by-country on international trade and specifying concrete policy measures applied.

2018 Global Guide to Non-Competition Agreements

Non-competition agreements can help a business protect its confidential information, trade secrets and customer relationships and prevent unfair competition.

2016 Global Data Breach Guide

Download the full Global Data Breach Guide published in August of 2016.

2016 Unfair Trade Practices: A Global Comparative Survey

If your company needs to know which major countries have consumer protection laws vs. others that don’t, or what particular competitive strategies would be deemed as “unfair competition” in a specific foreign market, there is now a great new reference to help. Published in mid-2016, Unfair Trade Practices: A Global Comparative Law Survey summarizes the relevant laws in 37 major jurisdictions.

2016 Global Guide to Whistle Blowing Programs - Second Edition

In an environment where adherence to anti-corruption, anti‐bribery, fraud, and money-laundering laws is increasingly important, the structuring of whistleblowing programs has become more complex and the subject of increasing regulation in many countries.

2013 Quick Guide to Private Copy Levy Systems

To assist World Law Group (WLG) member firm clients that manufacture and/or sell devices used for private copying in different countries, the WLG’s Intellectual Property & Information Technology Practice Group prepared the WLG Quick Guide to Private-Copy Levy Systems. It provides an overview of the legal situation concerning private copying in 31 jurisdictions around the world

WLG Q&A Style Publications

Employer Covid-19 Vaccine Policies

We asked our member firms around the globe to provide some insight on employer and employee rights when it comes to requiring the COVID-19 vaccine to return to work. Can an employer compel compulsory vaccination? If yes, are there any exceptions or special circumstances that an employer must consider? Can employees refuse to be vaccinated - how does this balance against the freedom of choice and the obligation to provide a safe work environment? In the event of a refusal can an employee be dismissed for refusal to comply with such a vaccination policy - will that constitute just cause for termination?