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Samuel Denis

Obtaining patent protection for software in Europe

Intellectual Property - European Union
GEVERS

Under the European Patent Convention, a computer program per se is not considered a patentable invention; rather, program listings per se are protected by copyright.

Michael Harowski

Fifth Circuit confirms Dorion test for maritime contracts

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently confirmed the Dorion test for determining whether a contract is a maritime contract and extended the test to all mixed service contracts.

Lucy Lewis

IR35 reforms from April 2020

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The proposed IR35 reform represents the biggest change to employment tax for decades.

Pedro Cortés

Macau responds to regulatory trends with new Cybersecurity Law

Private Client & Offshore Services - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

In June 2019 the Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) enacted the Cybersecurity Law.

Michael Lips

Latest environmental legislation in effect and in the pipeline – 2020 overview

Environment & Climate Change - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

This article summarises key amendments to Swiss environmental laws which either came into effect in recent months or will come into effect in the foreseeable future.

Péter Korózs

Penalty claim without prior reservation? Supreme Court confirms estoppel-based practice

Litigation - Hungary
SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners

Is a penalty for delayed performance enforceable if the purchaser fails to reserve its rights immediately? Or is enforceability excluded only if the purchaser expressly waives its right? This article analyses the Supreme Court's judgment in a recent construction dispute, in which the court appears to have maintained its estoppel-based practice despite recent legislative changes..

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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

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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