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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.

Antonio Grieco

COVID-19 and shareholder loan reimbursement

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The reimbursement of shareholder loans to a company and the reimbursement of loans made by companies belonging to the same group are postponed until other company creditors have been reimbursed if there is an excessive imbalance between the financed company's debt and its net equity or if its financial situation would be better improved through a capital increase.

Gerdien van der Voet

Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

The effort to make lashing a cargo-handling activity rather than a crew activity is set out in the so-called 'dockers' clause', contained in collective agreements covering some 15,000 seagoing vessels worldwide.

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).

Magdalena Krawczyk

Capacity market: consultation on necessary amendments

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

In recent weeks, information has been published concerning the draft amendment to the Act of 8 December 2017 on the Capacity Market.

Jurriaan Dane

Groundbreaking judgment will result in quicker refusal of Benelux trademark applications for descriptiveness

Litigation - International
AKD NV

The Benelux Court of Justice recently assessed whether the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) rightly refused the Benelux trademark PET'S BUDGET for being descriptive.

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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