International Law Office

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Beril Yayla Sapan

Changes to minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

At the beginning of each year, the minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines prescribed by the Labour Act are revised.

Stephan Erbe

Ship mortgages under Swiss law

Shipping & Transport - Switzerland
ThomannFischer

Of the 359 vessels which were registered in 2018 (not including day-trip vessels), 153 were registered in Switzerland, making it one of the major hubs in European inland cruising.

Robin D Adelstein

FTC and DOJ release 2020 Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines for public comment

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission have announced the release of the 2020 Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines (VMG) for a 30-day comment period.

Philip Lapin

Trademarks Office issues new limits on time extensions to respond to office actions

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Following a recent practice notice, the Trademarks Office will not grant time extensions for office actions issued on or after 17 January 2020 unless exceptional circumstances are demonstrated.

Andy McGregor

Bitcoin is 'property' and can therefore be subject of proprietary injunction

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Following recent case law on the matter, the High Court has found that bitcoin can be 'property' and can therefore be the subject of a proprietary injunction.

Chelon Carr-Newbold

Special tax relief for Abaco and Grand Bahama

Real Estate - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

To encourage the rebuilding effort in Abaco, Grand Bahama and the surrounding Cays after Hurricane Dorian, tax relief is now available under the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (Special Economic Recovery Zone) (Relief) Order 2019.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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