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Mingming Yang

Andreas Stihl registers orange and grey colour combination as trademark

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

Colour combinations have been registrable as marks since the Trademark Law was amended in 2001.

Tim Clipstone

Fund managers' perspective on Guernsey substance rules

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

The government has approved new regulations which impose an economic substance test on Guernsey tax-resident companies in order to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group.

Sally Moten

Worker sacked for taking Nurofen Plus – how does your drug and alcohol policy stack up?

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

The Fair Work Commission recently confirmed that it would be inappropriate to reinstate an employee who had tested positive for Nurofen Plus after failing to declare that he had been taking it, as required by his employer's drug and alcohol policy.

Tim Barrett

Federal government tables 2019 Budget: investing in middle class

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The minister of finance recently tabled the 2019 Budget.

Klaus Majamäki

Bankruptcy estate liability for mutual real estate company's maintenance charges

Insolvency & Restructuring - Finland
HPP Attorneys Ltd

The Eastern Finland Court of Appeal recently ruled on a bankruptcy estate's liability for a mutual real estate company's maintenance charges.

Megan Bisk

Addressing #MeToo in M&A

Corporate Finance/M&A - International
Ropes & Gray LLP

Companies in all industries are facing heightened reputational and legal risks in the #MeToo era, as employees are more likely to identify and report instances of misconduct or discrimination in the workplace (and such instances are more likely to become public).

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey