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Phillipe De Wulf

Employers must provide employees present in workplace with document to certify this fact

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

The new Ministerial Decree of 1 November 2020 stipulates that, until 13 December 2020, all workers must telework.

Bernardo Freitas

Hostile dispute between Stone and TOTVS over merger with Linx

Corporate Finance/M&A - Brazil
Freitas Ferraz Advogados

The recent dispute between StoneCo Ltd and TOTVS SA over the acquisition of Linx SA has brought to light many important matters, especially directors' responsibility for damages caused to a company or its shareholders.

Arthur Shay

Government subsidy scheme for 5G network deployment available from 2021

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

The National Communications Commission recently announced that the government will allocate NT$26.65 billion from 2021 to 2025 to subsidise the 5G network deployment of five telecoms operators under the premium bid prize collected from the 5G spectrum auction in January 2020.

Richard Schmidt

Can judges control excessive terms in lease agreements?

Litigation - Hungary
SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners

Can parties stipulate in a commercial lease that a user charge amounting to three times the monthly rent will apply if the lessee fails to vacate the leased premises? Further, can a judge qualify such an excessive fee as a penalty which the court can reduce? This article analyses a recent Supreme Court decision in order to address these questions..

Kay C Georgi

New ECCN proposed for emerging software used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has proposed a new Export Control Classification Number to control software that is capable of being used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers due to concerns that such software could be used to create pathogens and toxins as biological weapons.

Kristen Ruisi

Time is of the essence to avoid trademark fee increases set for 2021

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently enacted a rule that increases numerous fees for filing trademark applications, maintaining trademark registrations and filing oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan