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Christoph Jirak

Response to ECJ decision on measuring air pollutants

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

Following a European Court of Justice decision concerning the air quality measurement criteria set out in the EU Air Quality Directive, individuals in affected areas and non-governmental organisations can now take direct action in Austria against wrongfully installed air quality measuring points.

Beatriz Bejarano

Barcelona court confirms legitimacy of Tommy Hilfiger's use of TH sign

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

Barcelona Commercial Court No 6 recently dismissed an action for trademark infringement brought against Hilfiger Stores Spain, SL and upheld its counterclaim, declaring partial revocation for non-use of the plaintiff's Spanish trademark registered for clothing, footwear and hats (Class 25) and leaving it registered exclusively for occasion hats and women's formal party hats..

Will Pearce

Public M&A on trial: contested takeover schemes

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

UK public takeovers can be structured either as a court-approved scheme of arrangement under the Companies Act 2006 or a contractual offer.

Riza Gümbüşoğlu

Supreme Court revokes its decision on service date of electronic notifications

Litigation - Turkey
Gün + Partners

The Supreme Court recently examined the date on which an addressee had viewed an electronic notification.

Kay C Georgi

ITAR catches up: exporters can use encryption to protect defence technology on Cloud

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The State Department has finally brought the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) into the 21st century by releasing an interim final rule adopting the cloud computing encryption standards that the Commerce Department adopted in 2015.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Hemp food – Ministry of Health sets acceptable levels of THC

Product Regulation & Liability - Italy
Hogan Lovells

The Ministry of Health recently published the THC Decree, which sets the maximum tetrahydrocannabinol content permitted in food products, together with guidance on the appropriate method of analysis.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, 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