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César Navarro

Employees' right to disconnect

Employment & Immigration - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

Since 2018 companies have had an obligation to guarantee employees' right to disconnect – that is, disengagement from work-related electronic communications – in order to ensure that employees take daily and weekly resting periods and their annual leave.

Carsten Vyvers

Passenger versus service cart – typical aviation hazard?

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Higher Regional Court of Celle recently found that the Hanover Regional Court wrongly rejected an application for legal aid by a passenger who claimed that a flight attendant had injured her knee with a service cart.

Min Lee Tan

Calling on performance bonds: new test for unconscionability?

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

With the recent enforcement of the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Act 2020, the question has arisen as to whether it provides a new ground for contractors to challenge calls on bank guarantees.

Fraser Allister

Temporary legislation for remote witnessing of signatures

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

Parliament has passed temporary legislation which facilitates the signing of certain documents by removing the requirement that a witness be in the immediate physical presence of the person signing.

Marcel Meinhardt

New transparency obligations for commodity companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As of 1 January 2021, companies domiciled in Switzerland that are active in the extraction of raw materials must disclose payments to state authorities or government officials of Sfr100,000 or more per financial year.

Guillermo Donadeu

Free-will principle in compulsory transfer of shares in limited liability companies

Corporate & Commercial - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In several decisions, the Department of Legal Affairs has outlined the limits of the free-will principle for shareholders when setting the procedure and requirements for the preferential rights for purchasing shares in attachment cases.

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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