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Amanda Wait

Hart-Scott-Rodino annual report confirms likelihood of challenge for transactions subject to second requests

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division recently released the Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018, covering 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.

Alexander Vida

Applicant found to have acted in bad faith in order to abuse trademark protection

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office recently rejected a trademark application on the grounds of bad faith, finding that the applicant had attempted to register the mark so that he could charge a licence fee when a swimming arena with the same name commenced operations.

Alexander Vogel

Due diligence requirements regarding share ownership and related compliance in M&A transactions

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

In Swiss M&A practice, share deals remain the most common method of acquiring a business from a third party for several reasons.

Kate McKenna

European Commission issues study on enforcement of state aid rules and decisions by national courts

Litigation - European Union
Matheson

The European Commission recently published a study which identifies the emerging trends and best practices with regard to the national courts' enforcement of state aid law across the European Union.

Guy Castegnaro

Court recognises employees' right to disconnect when on leave

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

As new information and communication technologies continue to be developed, employees are increasingly connected to their business phones or computers outside their working hours.

Mirosław Cejmer

Simple joint stock company introduced to Commercial Companies Code

Company & Commercial - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Parliament recently introduced the simple joint stock company to the Commercial Companies Code.

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