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24 March 2020
Katrina Vasey COVID-19 Weekly Report (16-22 March 2020)

International - International Law Office

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of expert international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

Author: Katrina Vasey
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Jeffrey Kleywegt Application of principle of effectiveness could lead to exclusion of national limitation rules

Netherlands - AKD

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal recently rendered a landmark judgment that the claims brought by claim vehicle CDC against Kemira Chemicals Oy were not time barred. The court's judgment provides additional legal certainty in the field of private antitrust enforcement. If upheld before the Supreme Court, this ruling will set a new standard wherein (Dutch) courts will be able to extend or even set aside applicable limitation rules from national regimes in follow-on proceedings.

Authors: Jeffrey Kleywegt, Robert Van Vugt
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Beril Yayla Sapan No separate claim for interest needed when increasing value of claim in dispute

Turkey - Gün + Partners

In a May 2019 decision, the Supreme Court General Assembly on the Unification of Judgments concluded that the plaintiff in a partial monetary action need not reiterate its claim for interest when increasing the value of the claim if it claimed interest for its principal receivables in the plaint petition and the claim of interest will automatically apply for the amount which is increased later on.

Authors: Beril Yayla Sapan, Asena Aytuğ Keser
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Recent updates

Marina Vassiliou Court procedure for evicting defaulting tenants amended

Cyprus - Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Author: Marina Vassiliou
Antony Sassi In with the old and the new technology

Hong Kong - RPC

Authors: Antony Sassi, Jonathan Crompton, David Smyth
Alan Williams Quasi-proprietary claims: use of disputed funds to pay legal costs

United Kingdom - RPC

Authors: Alan Williams, Laura Martin
Sharon Schmidt Austria, EU privacy and the ongoing Schrems v Facebook case

Austria - OBLIN Attorneys at Law

Author: Sharon Schmidt
Jennifer Fox Cryptoassets as property: litigators' tools to assist in their tracing and recovery

Cayman Islands - Ogier

Authors: Jennifer Fox, Deborah Barker Roye
Bram Woltering Injunction against 'foreign' director for IP infringement based on Dutch law on liability of directors

Netherlands - AKD

Author: Bram Woltering
Richard Schmidt Optional jurisdictional clauses: limited effect in Hungary?

Hungary - SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners

Author: Richard Schmidt
Mathieu Laurent District court rules on interpretation of minority actions

Luxembourg - Luther SA

Authors: Mathieu Laurent, Marie Romero

Upcoming event

Managing and Mitigating Risk in Intellectual Assets

26 March, 2020 – London, UK

IP may be the single most important asset a company possesses. Whether it is physical or digital, customer data or operational information, trade secrets or business strategies, IP is often the main driver of revenue for any organisation. As IP becomes a more valuable corporate asset, managing the risks around it become a major business priority. IAM’s inaugural IP Risk Management series will provide organisations with best practices for identifying, evaluating, managing and mitigating IP risks within the business.

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