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Marie Behle Pondji

Employee surveillance in GDPR era

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

Following the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, employers are no longer obliged to notify and receive prior authorisation from the National Commission for Data Protection to undertake surveillance in the context of an employment relationship.

Asli Tireli

Assessing individual character of design applications

Intellectual Property - Turkey
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

A design is accepted as having individual character if its overall impression could be distinguished by a so-called 'informed user' from a prior design made available to the public.

Mark M Brennan

California enacts another CCPA – robocall legislation

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed the Consumer Call Protection Act 2019 to address the rise in deceptive robocalls and protect consumers from fraudulent calls.

David Smyth

Assessment of costs in District Court out of date

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The monetary jurisdiction for civil cases heard by Hong Kong's busy District Court was significantly increased in December 2018.

Shannon Rajan

FAA downgrades Malaysia's air safety rating

Aviation - Malaysia
SKRINE

Malaysia's International Aviation Safety Assessment air safety rating was recently downgraded from Category 1 to Category 2 by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Thomas Boone

Challenge of drafting first-demand guarantees

Banking - France
Odi-se Avocats

The Court of Cassation recently clarified its position on first-demand guarantees.

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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

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey