International Law Office

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Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Tishya Pandey

Delhi High Court evaluates anti-suit injunction in trademark suit

Intellectual Property - India
Saikrishna & Associates

Although there are no specific rules governing anti-suit injunctions in India, the Indian courts usually grant injunctions on the grounds of equity and preventing miscarriages of justice.

Takayuki Inoue

Court rules in Japan's first plea bargaining case

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The plea bargaining system, which came into effect in 2018, allows suspects and defendants to enter into negotiations with prosecutors whereby evidence of others' criminal conduct can be provided in return for criminal charges being reduced or dropped.

Kay C Georgi

BIS launches rulemaking process for foundational technologies and hints at potential areas of control

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on foundational technologies, which seeks public comment on criteria for identifying and defining 'foundational technologies' essential to US national security.

Luke Tapp

Paid parental leave rights introduced

Employment & Immigration - United Arab Emirates
Pinsent Masons

Following a change in the law, employees of businesses which operate in the United Arab Emirates are now entitled to five working days' paid parental leave in the six months following the birth of their children.

Martin André Dittmer

Digital companies under increased scrutiny

Competition & Antitrust - Denmark
Gorrissen Federspiel

As digital platforms become increasingly popular, new competition law concerns are arising both nationally and globally.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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