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Paulo Monteverde

New Industrial Property Code enters into force

Intellectual Property - Portugal
Baptista Monteverde & Associados

The new Industrial Property Code recently entered into force with a number of amendments resulting from the implementation of the EU Trademark Regulation.

Jürg Schneider

Review of private WhatsApp messages on work mobile phone deemed unlawful

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich recently clarified that employers must clearly regulate the private use of work communication devices, as well as any related control mechanisms.

Patricia Yeung

Overturning lower court's decision – Court of Final Appeal hands down milestone judgment to LGBT community

Employment & Benefits - Hong Kong
Howse Williams

The Court of Final Appeal recently handed down a landmark judgment in favour of the LGBT community.

David R Hamill

July update on China Section 301 tariffs: latest from China-US talks

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

At a recent G20 Summit press conference, President Trump said that he would not lift the existing Section 301 tariffs on China, but would also not add tariffs on any additional Chinese imports "for at least the time being" as part of an agreement to resume negotiations with China.

Frode A Berntsen

Upstream parent company guarantee challenged in court for first time

Energy & Natural Resources - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

For the first time, the Norwegian courts have ruled in a case regarding the scope of the parent company guarantee (PCG) for licensees on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Roberta Harvey

Judge rules that parties cannot be forced to engage in ADR procedures

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The High Court recently ruled that parties cannot be ordered to engage in early neutral evaluation or financial dispute resolution procedures where one party objects to doing so.

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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