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Dominique Berther

Bonus payments for Swiss employees

Employment & Benefits - Switzerland
Rihm Rechtsanwälte

Each year many Swiss corporate clients ask the same question: are bonus payments under an employment contract at the full discretion of employers and therefore voluntary or do employers have an enforceable financial obligation in this regard? This article addresses the factual and legal considerations which usually play a role when HR departments prepare for the yearly bonus season..

Christine Genge

Canada nears end of project to modernise patent, trademark and industrial design laws

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Canada's recent accession to the Patent Law Treaty marks the near completion of its long and ambitious journey to modernise its patent, trademark and industrial design laws and harmonise its IP laws with its most important trading partners worldwide.

Hao Zhan

Why doesn't safe harbour rule apply to non-IP monopoly agreements?

Competition & Antitrust - China
AnJie Law Firm

The State Administration for Market Supervision recently promulgated the Interim Provisions for Prohibiting Monopoly Agreements.

Guy Tompkins

Diminution not required for voidable transactions

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The Supreme Court recently confirmed that the requirements outlined in Section 292 of the Companies Act 1993 are all that is required in order to void an insolvent transaction.

Fabian Huber

MDR and medical software: insurance under German law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

To safeguard against potential liability claims under the EU Product Liability Directive, the EU Medical Device Regulation stipulates that medical device manufacturers must have measures in place to provide sufficient financial coverage.

Sandrine Giroud

Art collectors' alert – landmark Supreme Court ruling on returning artworks illicitly exported to country of origin

Private Client & Offshore Services - Switzerland
LALIVE

Estimated at $67.4 billion, the art market has become a global playing field for ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals to invest their assets.

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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

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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