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Patricia Yeung

More funding for Employment Support Scheme

Employment & Immigration - Hong Kong
Howse Williams 何韋律師行

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government introduced an HK$80 billion Employment Support Scheme to provide a wage subsidy to eligible employers for six months in exchange for them refraining from making any redundancies during the subsidy period and using the subsidy to pay employees' wages.

William Jones

Court of Appeal enforces foreign arbitral award in favour of Brazilian airline

Arbitration & ADR - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision of the Grand Court, thereby allowing the enforcement of an International Chamber of Commerce arbitral award issued in favour of a Brazilian airline.

Tsung-Yuan Shen

Is commercial success a factor considered in determining non-obviousness of a patent?

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

A pitfall that is difficult to avoid when determining whether a patent is non-obvious is hindsight bias when comparing a patent with prior art.

Rainer Herzig

Reimbursement for medicine not listed in Reimbursement Code?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

Although Austrian social security provides for a legal entitlement to benefits in kind (ie, free administration of medicines listed in the Reimbursement Code, except for a small prescription fee), the Organisation of Austrian Social Security is reluctant to reimburse the cost of medicines not listed in the Reimbursement Code.

Bernd Rajal

Sparking change: Renewable Energy Expansion Act published for evaluation

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

The eagerly awaited draft Renewable Energy Expansion Act (EAG) was recently published for evaluation.

Sascha Dethof

FCO continues to act against price fixing by manufacturers against distributors: Alhambra guitars

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Under pressure from the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), guitar manufacturer Alhambra has distanced itself from influencing the selling prices of wholesalers and distributors.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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