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Guy Castegnaro

Minimum social wage increased

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

Following recent amendments to Article L 222-9 of the Labour Code, the monthly minimum social wage for a non-qualified employee paid per month has been fixed – as of 1 January 2019 – at €256.60 (with the index value of 100 weighted for the cost of living as of 1 January 1948).

Natalie Foster

Court costs when using employed lawyers – return to status quo ante

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The Supreme Court recently overturned the position set out in Joint Action Funding (that lawyer-litigants are not entitled to costs).

Pranay Bhatia

Union Budget 2019: key capital markets highlights

Capital Markets - India
BDO LLP

On the back of its new electoral mandate, the Modi Sarkar 2.0 government recently presented its first budget.

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou

Privy Council determines extraterritorial reach of clawback claims in insolvency proceedings

Insolvency & Restructuring - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

The Privy Council has determined that, notwithstanding the absence of express statutory provisions permitting service out of the jurisdiction of fraudulent preference claims, such claims are to have extraterritorial effect.

Cesare Galli

Italy implements EU Trademarks Directive and further strengthens trademark protection

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

Legislative Decree 15/2019, which implements the EU Trademarks Directive, entered into force on 23 March 2019.

Karsten Metzlaff

Inadmissible imitation of 'presentation of dishes': stronger protection for gastronomic concepts

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

Franchisors must typically consider the extent of concept protection if franchisees which have left the franchise system reuse the concept in a largely unchanged fashion or if third-party competitors (outside the franchise system) copy the concept's main features.

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Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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