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Eugenio Vaccari

Rome Court of Appeal rules on Russian roulette clause

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The Rome Court of Appeal recently ruled on a Russian roulette clause included in a shareholders' agreement which had been entered into on a 50:50 basis.

Rayan Houdrouge

World's highest minimum wage: Geneva introduces Sfr23 per hour minimum wage

Employment & Immigration - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

A referendum recently approved the '23 frs, c'est un minimum' ('23 Swiss francs is a minimum') initiative, introducing a minimum wage of Sfr23 (approximately £19, $25 or €22) per hour in the canton of Geneva, which has applied since 1 November 2020.

Daniel R Zuccherino

Trade secrets legal regime – an updated overview

Intellectual Property - Argentina
Obligado & Cia

In Argentina, confidential information and trade secrets are protected by Section 39.2 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, Section 156 of the Argentine Penal Code, Law 24,766 (the Confidentiality Law) and the recently passed Emergency Decree 274/2019, which regulates different unfair competition aspects.

Carlos P Martins

Air passenger rights group challenges CTA statements on COVID-19 vouchers

Aviation - Canada
WeirFoulds

In March 2020 the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) issued public statements suggesting that it could be reasonable for airlines to provide travel vouchers for flights cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than providing refunds.

Maurus Winzap

Federal Council to request Parliament to abolish withholding tax on bonds

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The abolition of Swiss withholding tax on bonds and other collective debt financings is a welcome measure that allows Switzerland to significantly strengthen its position as an international finance and treasury centre.

Emma Griffiths

More is more when giving notice of claims under SPAs

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Failure to comply with a contractual requirement to give notice of a claim under a sale and purchase agreement can cause a buyer's claim to fail, even if the seller is already aware of the matters that give rise to the claim.

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