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Annamaria Pedroni

Italy ratifies International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention

Employment & Immigration - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

Italy has ratified the International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention, which will have a significant impact on employment law.

Marwa M Hassoun

Biden orders 100-day review of US supply chains for semiconductors, batteries, critical minerals and APIs

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

President Biden recently signed the long-awaited Executive Order on America's Supply Chains, which initiates a 100-day process of reviewing and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of supply chains across key industries and separate one-year reviews of certain other sectors.

Sandra Coelen

Netherlands confronted with €1.4 billion ICSID claim in first Dutch investor-state arbitration

Arbitration & ADR - Netherlands
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

A German electricity generation company recently filed a request for arbitration against the Netherlands at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Fabian Huber

Court does not consider fabric masks to be medical devices

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Hamm Higher Regional Court recently found that fabric masks do not constitute medical devices, regardless of whether they are displayed alongside medical face masks or whether the public attributes to them a protective effect against COVID-19.

Hans Eriksson

Calculation of damages in cases of misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright infringement

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

In its first judgment of 2021, the Labour Court used a textbook case of misappropriation of trade secrets – where a previous employee had absconded with trade secrets and copyright-protected works that were subsequently used by his new competing venture – to clarify the method to be applied when calculating total damages under both legal regimes.

Neetika Ahuja

Key changes under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act

Corporate & Commercial - India
Clasis Law

The central government recently notified the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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