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Günther Leissler

Proposals to alter national Data Protection Act

IT & Internet - Austria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Members of Parliament recently filed an application to amend the Data Protection Act 2018 in order to clarify certain aspects which have led to confusion over the past couple of months.

Jay G Baris

Federal court upholds that virtual currencies are commodities

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently confirmed that virtual currencies are a commodity within the anti-fraud jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Szymon Gogulski

Implementing EU Trade Secrets Directive into Polish legal system

Intellectual Property - Poland
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

The Polish legislature is in the process of implementing the EU Trade Secrets Directive.

Andrea Giannelli

Remuneration policies in banking sector: public consultation on recommended changes

Banking - Italy
Legance Avvocati Associati

The Bank of Italy recently commenced a public consultation on the proposed amendments to Regulation 285/2013 on remuneration policies in the banking sector, the main aim of which is to align the regulation with the European Banking Authority Guidelines of December 2015 and ensure compliance with Articles 74(3) and 75(2) of the EU Capital Requirements Directive.

Rainer Herzig

Fat-burning injections – medical information from beauticians

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

A client recently sued her beautician because of an unsuccessful fat-burning injection treatment.

Adrian Miedema

Court fines out-of-business company that did not defend health and safety charges C$1.3 million

Litigation - Canada

An Ontario court recently fined a defunct mining company that went out of business in 2016 C$1.3 million under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act after it found the company guilty on six charges following the deaths of two workers.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey