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Janine Häsler

No review by Swiss courts of government's approach to climate change

Litigation - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Supreme Court has held that an association of elderly women lacks standing to request the Swiss courts to review Switzerland's approach to meeting the Paris Agreement targets to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Chantal Noël

French patents can now be opposed before INPI

Intellectual Property - France
GEVERS & ORES

Since 1 April 2020 it has been possible to file an opposition to invalidate a French patent directly with the National Industrial Property Institute.

Ole Kristian Olsby

COVID-19: temporary changes for laid-off employees who belong to private pension schemes

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

In order to deal with the financial consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, Parliament has adopted temporary amendments to the rules for temporarily laid-off employees who belong to private pension schemes.

Claudia Hartleben

US withdrawal from international tax talks pulls numerous trading partners closer to new tariffs

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Inclusive Framework aims to reach an agreement on a multilateral taxation framework for the digitised economy by the end of 2020.

Carole Cook

HMRC nudge letters

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The implementation of the Common Reporting Standard and other data exchange regimes means that Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is receiving substantial information about the global tax affairs of persons with connections to the United Kingdom, which will enable it to target those who may have failed to declare all of their tax liabilities accurately.

Carlos Trujillo

Competition authority introduces fast-track merger procedure

Competition & Antitrust - Ecuador
Meythaler & Zambrano Abogados

The Superintendency for Market Power Control (SCPM) recently published a resolution which established a fast-track merger control procedure and introduced the so-called 'failing firm' defence.

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