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Ole Kristian Olsby

COVID-19: payroll support for bringing temporarily laid-off employees back to work

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The government has proposed a temporary arrangement under which employers can apply for payroll support to bring their laid-off employees back to work.

Ruey-Sen Tsai

Trademark including well-known stage name of professional athlete should be refused registration

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

According to Article 30-1(13) of the Trademark Act, trademarks containing another person's portrait or well-known name, stage name, pseudonym or alternative name should be refused registration unless said person consents to the application.

Alain Levy

Private M&A transactions: tightening state control over foreign investment due to COVID-19 pandemic

Corporate Finance/M&A - France
AyacheSalama

​In the context of the worldwide economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU authorities issued guidelines to reinforce the protection of strategic sectors and vulnerable companies from foreign investment.

Daniel Hemming

Waiving goodbye to privilege – reliance is key

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In what circumstances will a party waive privilege over legal advice by referring to it in evidence? Reference to the fact of the advice may not be sufficient but reliance on that advice is likely to be.

Altair Richards

Donations to the state: gone with the wind, but now back for three years?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

On the recommendation of the South African Health Products Authority, the minister of health recently issued Government Gazette 43346, which essentially exempts, under Section 36(1) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, the free supply of medicines, medical devices and in vitro diagnostics to the state for three years.

Peggy Sharon

Insurance class actions due to COVID-19 pandemic

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

Has the COVID-19 pandemic led to the filing of insurance class actions which are typical of such crises? This article discusses class actions relating to motor, business and apartment insurance based on the allegation that the insureds paid monies (eg, premiums) for a period during which they did not enjoy any or full consideration for these payments..

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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