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Michael Lips

Latest environmental legislation in effect and in the pipeline – 2020 overview

Environment & Climate Change - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

This article summarises key amendments to Swiss environmental laws which either came into effect in recent months or will come into effect in the foreseeable future.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

Update on DEPA privatisation

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

Under the new law on the liberalisation of the energy market, the Public Natural Gas Company (DEPA) will be spun off into three distinct undertakings: DEPA Infrastructure, DEPA Commercial and DEPA International Projects.

Zeina Obeid

Public-private partnerships

Projects & Procurement - Lebanon
Obeid Law Firm

In 2017 Parliament passed Law 48 Regulating Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

Barbara Krystkowiak

Appeal court upholds criminal sentence for possession of infringing handbags

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

The Barcelona Court of Appeal has confirmed a criminal sentence of six months' imprisonment, a fine and compensation of legal costs for the possession of 240 round bags which infringed the famous Robin Ruth Group design.

Francesca Rolla

Mobile phones may cause brain tumours: Turin Court of Appeals revives debate

Product Regulation & Liability - Italy
Hogan Lovells

After a two-year dispute, the Turin Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal filed by the National Insurance Provider (INAIL) and upheld the first-instance decision issued by the Court of Ivrea in 2017, which established causation between extensive work-related use of mobile phones and brain tumours and ordered INAIL to compensate the claimant with a lifelong payment..

Caroline von Nussbaum

Regulation of medical marijuana

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Cannabis-containing finished medicinal products have been available on prescription in Germany for some time.

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, 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