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Hsiu-Ru Chien

Patent examination pilot programme for start-ups takes effect

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office recently announced a patent examination pilot programme for start-ups, effective 1 January 2021.

Marco Manzone

Supreme Court rules on defence of lack of jurisdiction due to state immunity

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Supreme Court recently ruled in a case concerning the defence of lack of jurisdiction due to state immunity claimed by Rina SpA in the matter concerning the sinking of the Al-Salam Boccaccio 98.

Jürg Schneider

Federal Council in favour of requiring critical infrastructures to report cyberattacks

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently tasked the Department of Finance with drafting a bill which will introduce a cyberattack notification obligation for operators of critical infrastructure.

Adalia Chan

Case settlement conferences given a 'festive' touch

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The judiciary administration has updated the Guidance Note for Case Settlement Conferences in Civil Cases in the District Court.

Síobhra Rush

Vaccination for COVID-19 – can employers require their employees to be vaccinated?

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

With a vaccination against COVID-19 in sight, many employers in Ireland will understandably be eager to have their employees vaccinated in hope of their workplace returning to some form of normality.

Kirian Claeyé

Which COVID-19 vaccines are on the menu for Belgium?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Belgium
ALTIUS

Belgium is following the lead of the European Commission and the European Medicines Agency with respect to its COVID-19 vaccine strategy.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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