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Stuart Seidel

United Kingdom takes major step towards membership of Trans-Pacific free trade area

International Trade - United Kingdom
Baker McKenzie

The Department for International Trade recently announced that the United Kingdom has taken a major step in the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world's largest and most dynamic free trade areas.

Sanaya F Vachha

Generic trademarks and deceptive marketing practices: Competition Commission rejects genericism defence

Intellectual Property - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

Pursuant to a complaint of fraudulent use of a registered trademark, logo and packaging design, the Competition Commission initiated an inquiry into, and thereafter issued show cause notices to, two respondents for engaging in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act.

Ole Kristian Olsby

COVID-19: proposal to extend lay-off period to 52 weeks

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has proposed to extend the temporary lay-off period to 52 weeks from 1 November 2020.

Miryam Lassalle

Distance insurance contracts: points to consider during pre-contractual phase

Insurance - International
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg S.à r.l.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the usefulness of new communication techniques and provided greater legitimacy to digitalisation projects in the broader context of adapting to new consumer expectations.

Pawel Kulak

UOKiK will investigate fruit market over potential price fixing

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr

The National Council of Agricultural Chambers recently asked the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) to look into potential competition rule breaches in the soft fruit market, especially regarding the sale of gooseberries.

Valery Narezhniy

Russia revises double tax avoidance agreements with numerous countries

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

In 2020 Russia launched an intensive process of revising its bilateral tax agreements with numerous jurisdictions.

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