WLG Guides & Publications

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World Law Group's members collaborate on global comparative guides and publications.

WLG Guides

2022 Anti-corruption Guide

Country-by-country insights into anti-corruption laws applicable to corporations.

2021 Global Venture Capital Guide

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

Covers legislation, governing bodies, import and export rules, use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and other issues concerning cannabis around the globe.

2020 Global Merger Control Guide

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

Provides an overview on top trade policy priorities and challenges in several 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

Management of a security incident or data breach is a complex task, whether in one country or many. The aim of this publication is to have a dedicated resource on this subject.

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.

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 clients that manufacture and/or sell devices used for private copying in different countries, this guide 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

Provides some insight on employer and employee rights when it comes to requiring the COVID-19 vaccine to return to work.

Doing Business In

Q&A to help WLG colleagues and others learn more about them, how to successfully do business in their countries, key investment sectors, and what business opportunities are hot in the market right now.