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Mattea Pullicino

Maltese perspective on EU Whistleblowing Directive

Employment & Benefits - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

In 2013 Malta promulgated the Protection of the Whistleblower Act.

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.

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.

Stephan Erbe

Ship mortgages under Swiss law

Shipping & Transport - Switzerland
ThomannFischer

Of the 359 vessels which were registered in 2018 (not including day-trip vessels), 153 were registered in Switzerland, making it one of the major hubs in European inland cruising.

Georgina Thomson

Cryptocurrency treated as property in freezing order

Banking - United Kingdom
Allen & Overy LLP

The High Court recently granted a freezing order over £1.5 million worth of bitcoin and ethereum cryptocurrency against a trading platform and its directors in only the second known example of the court treating cryptocurrency as property.

Steven B Steinborn

National Advertising Division refers supplement advertising to FTC

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

A recent action by the National Advertising Division (NAD), a self-regulatory arm of the Better Business Bureau, illustrates that advertisers that participate but decline to be bound by an NAD decision can expect to be referred to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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