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Ole Kristian Olsby

Proposal to extend increased daily unemployment benefit and temporary lay-off periods until July 2021

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The government has proposed to extend until 1 July 2021 both the period in which the increased daily unemployment benefit rate applies and the temporary lay-off period.

Magdalena Krawczyk

Clean transport zones: amending Act on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

In order to prevent the negative impact of transport pollutant emissions on human health and the environment, the legislature passed the Act of 11 January 2018 on Electromobility and Alternative Fuels, which introduced the possibility for community councils to create clean transport zones.

Martin L Saad

Third circuit panel revises half-baked trade dress functionality decision

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

"That's the way the cookie crumbles", a panel of judges from the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit again concluded in rejecting trade dress protection for the well-known Pocky cookie design.

Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Corporate Tax - Jersey
Ogier

In 2020 the comptroller of revenue issued practical guidance which stated that where a company had to alter its operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

Francesco Paolo Ballirano

ENAC issues new drone regulation to align national rules with EU legislation

Aviation - Italy
Studio Pierallini

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) has issued a new regulation on unmanned aircraft (ie, drones), which aligns the existing national rules with EU Regulation 2018/1139.

Anna-Bryce Hobson

Two wrongs don't make a right: unlicensed contractors can pursue designers for negligence

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently determined that a builder who fails to comply with state licensing requirements may still pursue a negligence claim against design professionals.

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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