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Bruno Floriani

Franchisee or employee in disguise?

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

Franchising communities in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada have been eagerly awaiting a Supreme Court of Canada decision on whether an unincorporated franchisee operating a two-person cleaning services business in Quebec as part of a cleaning services franchise network qualified as an employee.

Jürg Schneider

Implementation plan adopted for national cybersecurity strategy

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently adopted a plan to implement the national strategy to protect Switzerland against cyber risks until 2022 and took additional steps towards the establishment of a cybersecurity competence centre.

Natasa Polyviou

Response to EU Anti-tax Avoidance Directive

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The House of Representatives recently approved legislation implementing the EU Anti-tax Avoidance Directive in Cyprus with the aim of improving the resilience of the internal market against cross-border tax avoidance practices.

Héctor Elias Chagoya

Senate ratifies USMCA: overview of IP chapter

Intellectual Property - Mexico
Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC

Mexico recently became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Chapter 20 of which is one of the most comprehensive IP chapters in any trade agreement.

Carlos P Martins

Canada's Air Passenger Protection Regulations coming into force

Aviation - Canada
Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

Following several rounds and many months of consultations, the government recently announced that the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPRs) developed by the Canadian Transportation Agency have been finalised.

José Alberto Campos Vargas

Software – the unregulated medical device

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Mexico
Sanchez DeVanny Eseverri SC

It is a basic constitutional principle that no activity or product can be restricted or limited unless a legal provision establishes such restriction or limitation.

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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