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Guy Castegnaro

Minimum social wage increased

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

Following recent amendments to Article L 222-9 of the Labour Code, the monthly minimum social wage for a non-qualified employee paid per month has been fixed – as of 1 January 2019 – at €256.60 (with the index value of 100 weighted for the cost of living as of 1 January 1948).

Guido de Vos

Airport of destination no safe haven for claims under Montreal Convention

Aviation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal recently denied jurisdiction against an airline and its ground-handling agent in a case concerning a claim for loss of cargo from the agent's premises at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Antony Sassi

Subpoena in aid of disciplinary challenge

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The High Court has once again been asked to review its jurisdiction to grant permission to issue subpoenas directed at witnesses.

Pranay Bhatia

CBDT clarifies assessment procedure for start-ups

Corporate Tax - India
BDO LLP

The Central Board of Direct Tax (CBDT) recently issued a circular clarifying the applicability of Section 56(2)(viib) of the Income Tax Act and the procedure that must be followed by tax officers in assessment proceedings.

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.

Joanne van Harmelen

Bolar provisions for generic and biosimilar medicines

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

South Africa is in the process of reviewing all existing IP laws, particularly in the context of access to medicines.

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