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Ole Kristian Olsby

Key employment and immigration developments in 2020 and 2021 – interview

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the Norwegian employment and immigration world, particularly with respect to ways of working and the legal tools which employers can use.

David Hanke

Trump and Congress pave way for potential delisting of publicly traded Chinese companies

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

President Trump recently signed into law the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which aims to increase oversight of Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges and force the delisting of those that refuse to comply with US audit inspection requirements.

Daniel Davies

Federal Court continues trend of granting summary judgment in appropriate patent proceedings

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

In a recent case, the Federal Court granted summary judgment in favour of the plaintiff in respect of its patent impeachment action.

Claudia Bock

Competition authority imposes fine on retailer for abuse of significant market power

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr

The Office for the Protection of Competition recently announced in a press release that it had imposed a Kc32 million (approximately €1.2 million) fine on Czech retail chain HRUŠKA, spol sro for an alleged abuse of significant market power.

Markus Laurantzon

Beefing up emission and fuel standards in the Arctic

Shipping & Transport - Norway
Wikborg Rein

The 75th session of the International Maritime Organisation Marine Environment Protection Committee recently approved a ban on the use and carriage of so-called 'heavy fuel oil' in the Arctic.

Carmen Verdonck

BCA suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on distributors and limiting active and passive online sales

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Belgium
ALTIUS

Following dawn raids carried out in 2018, the Belgian Competition Authority's Investigation and Prosecution Service has opened an investigation regarding alleged anti-competitive practices committed by Caudalie, a French cosmetics company specialising in vinotherapy, after a Belgian pharmacist complained that his supplier was imposing a pricing policy on him..

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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