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Sarah Rausi

Revised COVID-19 Wage Supplement Scheme launched

Employment & Immigration - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

In a recent press conference, the government announced details of a revision of the Wage Supplement Scheme, under which COVID-19 business aid will no longer be calculated on the basis of an entity's Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community classification code, but rather on loss of turnover.

Alicia Herrador Muñoz

New insolvency and restructuring measures due to COVID-19 pandemic

Insolvency & Restructuring - Spain
Augusta Abogados

Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has approved Royal Decree-Law 34/2020 on urgent measures to support business solvency and the energy sector in tax matters (RDL 34/2020).

Nikhil Datta

Imposing conditions to contractual consent – is it reasonable?

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

The Commercial Court recently provided guidance on the interpretation of consent provisions in a transport and processing agreement where such consent was not to be "unreasonably withheld".

Alexander Vida

Non-registrability of descriptive names

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) recently rejected the registration of the combination word mark ECUMENICAL WORLDMUSIC FESTIVAL.

W Todd Miller

Antitrust indictments for employer restraints against employees

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Baker & Miller PLLC

In December 2020 the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted an individual employer owner, for the first time, for agreeing with a competing owner to reduce the wages that their workers were being paid.

Rebecca Wong

Phase 3 of court guidance for remote hearings for civil business

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

A third guidance note on the use of remote hearings for civil proceedings took effect on 2 January 2021.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

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