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Eowynne Noble

Addressing mental illness in the workplace

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

By addressing mental illness in the workplace and putting in place effective accommodation programmes, employers may both lessen the severity of employees' mental illnesses and reduce the economic burden on the company.

Shilpa Mankar Ahluwalia

Licences for pre-paid payment instruments temporarily suspended

Banking - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently issued a press release stating that given the rapid changes to the payments solutions space, it was in the process of reviewing the regulatory framework governing pre-paid payment instruments.

Nicolas Morelli

Parliament clarifies security agents' status and their role in restructurings

Insolvency & Restructuring - France
Bird & Bird AARPI

Parliament recently adopted the Sapin II Act, which authorises the government to make decisions regarding legislative matters, including with regard to clarifying and modernising the status of security agents and their role in restructurings.

Aki Corsoni-Husain

FSC issues new guidelines on money services business

Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

The Financial Services Commission recently published a guide to ensure that money service business providers and the wider industry are protected by helping to sensitise various stakeholders on matters surrounding money laundering, terrorist financing and other forms of financial crime.

Luca Di Marco

Tribunal confirms sea waybill is evidence of contract of carriage

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Tribunal of Genoa recently issued two decisions dealing with the legal nature of sea waybills.

Christopher E Loh

Federal Circuit dismisses appeal by inter partes review petitioner

Intellectual Property - USA
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

In a recent case, petitioner Phigenix challenged the validity of a patent which related to antibody-maytansinoid conjugates for the treatment of cancer.



Diversity in the workplace

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Peru, Switzerland


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA


Insolvency and licences

Insolvency & Restructuring / Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom