International Law Office

Latest updates

Helen Ruelle

First COVID-19-related employment tribunal judgment

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

A recent Jersey Employment and Discrimination Tribunal judgment is believed to be the first employment decision relating to the restrictions imposed on businesses due to COVID-19.

Markus Laurantzon

Beefing up emission and fuel standards in the Arctic

Shipping & Transport - Norway
Wikborg Rein

The 75th session of the International Maritime Organisation Marine Environment Protection Committee recently approved a ban on the use and carriage of so-called 'heavy fuel oil' in the Arctic.

Rodrigo Moraes Costa

BRPTO anticipates Phase II of Patent Prosecution Highway Programme

Intellectual Property - Brazil
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Ordinance 404 recently came into force, establishing Phase II of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programme in Brazil.

Reto Luthiger

New licensing requirement for investment managers

Banking & Financial Services - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Financial Institutions Act came into force on 1 January 2020.

Srdjana Petronijević

Competition authority opens investigation into potential RPM practice in consumer electronics market

Competition & Antitrust - Serbia
Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

The Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has opened an investigation and conducted dawn raids at the premises of importers and wholesalers of consumer electronics for possible anti-competitive agreements concerning resale price maintenance.

Carolyn Soakell

Counting the cost – Court of Appeal rules that budget considerations can justify indirect discrimination

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal revisited the so-called 'costs-plus' rule and considered the extent to which employers can rely on cost and budget considerations when justifying policies that may disadvantage some protected groups.

OnDemand

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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