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Niamh Crotty

Proposed new rights to sick pay and parental leave pay

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The Labour Party has proposed the Sick Leave and Parental Leave (COVID-19) Bill 2020 which, if passed, would give employees in Ireland the legal right to paid sick leave for the first time.

Michelle Watson Bunn

Guernsey companies – an overview

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

The benefits of using a Guernsey company are extremely wide but generally include separate legal identity, limited liability for shareholders and ease of transfer of ownership.

Brenda A Rogel Salgado

New Mexican Official Standards for ozone and particles in air

Environment & Climate Change - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Ministry of Health recently published two projects on the National Regulatory Improvement Commission's online system for consultation.

Steffen Maelicke

Yacht hull insurance: coverage if insured was unaware that yacht was unfit to sail

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In 2019 the Flensburg court considered damage to a sailing yacht which had occurred during a sailing regatta (ie, a series of boat races) in 2010.

Hewen Zhao

Clear and convincing evidence standard should be applied to prior art taking form of physical objects

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2019 the IP Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court confirmed that a physical mobile phone was eligible prior art in assessing the novelty and inventiveness of a patent.

Elena Ramacciotti

Patent implications of COVID-19 crisis: current solutions according to Italian law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Trevisan & Cuonzo

The current health emergency has highlighted the need to reconcile the urgency in offering a response to the spread of COVID-19 with the need to continue ensuring the effectiveness of patent protection.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan