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Mei Huang

Cognac fends off genericide attack in opposition proceeding

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2020 the China Intellectual Property Administration dismissed an opposition proceeding against the geographical indication (GI) collective trademarks COGNAC and 干邑 ('Cognac' in Chinese), which were filed by the National Interprofessional Cognac Bureau.

Jouni Kautto

Can work survive without collective agreements?

Employment & Immigration - Finland
Waselius & Wist

Collective agreements have become a natural part of the Finnish working life and almost 90% of all Finnish employees are covered by such an agreement.

Carolin Schilling-Schulz

Court rules on policyholder's claim against insurer for information on stored personal data

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In 2019 the Cologne Higher Regional Court issued a decision on the scope of the right to information under the EU General Data Protection Regulation that has enormous implications for insurers that collect or process personal data.

Bernd Rajal

Electricity producers welcome in future energy communities

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

As long as experienced market participants, ideally with the appropriate financial strength, are prohibited from participating in an energy community, the question remains as to which entities will set up and operate energy communities.

Alain Levy

Private M&A deals: the price is not everything! Supreme Court orders a transfer of shares despite a dispute over the price

Corporate Finance/M&A - France
AYACHE

In a recent case, following the majority shareholder's exercise of a call option, a minority shareholder refused to transfer their shares and argued that such transfer could not be enforced by the court as the transfer price of the shares had not been agreed and had to be determined by an expert.

Nicholas R Castricone

Mobile ridesharing industry: risk management

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

As e-scooters and e-bikes become more prolific in cities throughout the United States, associated litigation also becomes increasingly important.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru