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Eliot Henderson

Covertly obtained information cannot be deployed until its legitimacy is resolved

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that where a party has covertly obtained confidential information, any dispute as to the information's confidentiality must be resolved before it can be deployed in civil proceedings.

Simon Tolson

Are milestone payments an adequate payment mechanism in construction contracts?

Construction - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

The Court of Appeal recently considered whether milestone payments in a construction contract constituted an adequate mechanism for payment in terms of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, as amended.

Pooja Ramchandani

Rainbow workplaces: Transgender Persons Act

Employment & Benefits - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The Transgender Persons Act came into force with effect from 10 January 2020 and aims to protect transgender persons' rights and welfare, particularly with regard to employment.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Hemp food – Ministry of Health sets acceptable levels of THC

Product Regulation & Liability - Italy
Hogan Lovells

The Ministry of Health recently published the THC Decree, which sets the maximum tetrahydrocannabinol content permitted in food products, together with guidance on the appropriate method of analysis.

Raúl Herrera Hazas

Use of precautionary measures in arbitration

Arbitration & ADR - Mexico
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

Precautionary measures are an essential way in which to preserve assets that are subject to dispute or ensure that a final award is enforceable.

Beatriz Bejarano

Barcelona court confirms legitimacy of Tommy Hilfiger's use of TH sign

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

Barcelona Commercial Court No 6 recently dismissed an action for trademark infringement brought against Hilfiger Stores Spain, SL and upheld its counterclaim, declaring partial revocation for non-use of the plaintiff's Spanish trademark registered for clothing, footwear and hats (Class 25) and leaving it registered exclusively for occasion hats and women's formal party hats..

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