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David Maria Marino

W&I insurance – IVASS clears up some uncertainties

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper Studio Legale Tributario Associato

IVASS (the Italian insurance regulator) recently clarified that warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance policies do not fall within the scope of Article 4 of IVASS Regulation 29/2009 concerning risks connected to valuation gains and losses resulting from corporate transactions.

César Navarro

Difference in severance for employees under service agreements and permanent employees is not discriminatory

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In a preliminary ruling in a case referred to it by the Galicia High Court, the European Court of Justice has confirmed the existence of objective grounds which justify a difference in compensation paid on the termination of works contracts linked to a specific service (ie, 12 days' salary) and the termination of permanent contracts (ie, 20 days' salary).

Costas Stamatiou

Brexit's potential impact on shipping in Cyprus

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

In an effort to minimise disruption to the shipping industry deriving from Brexit, the Shipping Deputy Ministry has undertaken a number of contingency measures.

Katie Lee

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses first PMNOC interlocutory appeal granted leave

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Most interlocutory decisions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC) Regulations are made by prothonotaries of the Federal Court.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Regulation of cannabis use in food and cosmetics

Product Regulation & Liability - Italy
Hogan Lovells

The cultivation and industrial use of hemp in Italy has a long tradition and recent changes to the law have led to a revival in this regard.

Klaus Oblin

Recent developments: new database and res judicata effect

Litigation - Austria
OBLIN Attorneys at Law

There have been a number of recent legislative developments in Austria, including amendments to the Austrian Enforcement Act, which have granted certain parties access to data about pending enforcement proceedings.

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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