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Beril Yayla Sapan

Changes to minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

Minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines prescribed by the Labour Act are revised at the beginning of each calendar year.

Cesare Galli

Court of Milan clarifies retrospective effects of patent limitation during civil proceedings

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

The Court of Milan Companies and IP Specialised Division recently found three companies guilty of infringing a patent owned by Saima Sicurezza.

Bart Heynickx

Is ECJ jurisprudence torpedoing Belgian insolvency law?

Insolvency & Restructuring - Belgium

The European Court of Justice appears likely to rule that the Belgian reorganisation framework infringes the EU Transfer of Undertakings Directive with regard to the transfer of personnel.

Daniel E Tranen

Pre-trip inspections: are you doing enough?

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

Serious or fatal accidents involving tractor trailers or other commercial vehicles often arise in part from a maintenance defect in the vehicle.

Bram Woltering

Hema crocodile takes bite out of Lacoste trademark

Litigation - Netherlands

The Hague District Court recently issued a preliminary ruling in which it held that Lacoste could not invoke its famous crocodile trademark in order to prohibit the use of a crocodile motif on children's underwear.

Urszula Wojtyra

Abbott and Takeda plead third party's patent would be infringed by non-infringing alternative

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

On the eve of a Section 8 trial, the Ontario Superior Court granted Abbott and Takeda leave to amend their pleadings to assert that Apotex's alleged non-infringing alternative was unlawful as it would have infringed a third party's patent.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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