International Law Office

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Ursula Baravalle

Patentability of living things – a South African approach

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Patent protection of living organisms – and the substances derived therefrom – has long been an area of confusion and controversy in South Africa.

Emma Langhorn

Holiday need not be prorated for term-time workers

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal has held that holiday entitlement and pay for workers on permanent contracts should not be prorated to reflect the fact that they work on a part-year basis.

Gordon Drakes

Keeping your trade secrets safe – EU perspective for franchisors

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Trade Secrets Directive seeks to harmonise the protection of trade secrets in all EU member states.

K Shanti Mogan

High court rules that non-parties to arbitration are not bound by confidentiality

Arbitration & ADR - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

A high court recently ruled that the prohibition against third parties publishing, disclosing or communicating information relating to arbitration proceedings does not extend to non-parties to an arbitration.

Samuel Yang

Regulations on Network Eco-governance issued for public comment

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Cyberspace Administration of China recently published the draft Regulations on Network Eco-governance for public consultation.

Steffen Maelicke

Insurance law aspects of recourse claims against subcarriers

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court has ruled on the insurance law aspects of recourse claims against subcarriers.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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