International Law Office

Latest updates

Karina Plain

Security for costs not ordered despite looming economic downturn caused by COVID-19

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Evidence of the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the claimant's financial position was not enough to show an inability to pay adverse costs in a recent application for security for costs in the High Court.

Dylan Cox

That's cold: insurer ordered to defend claims made against cold storage provider

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered an insurer to defend claims made against its insured's cold storage business, which was sued when its warehouse thawed and damaged its customer's food products.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Proposal to maintain increased unemployment benefit throughout 2020

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has implemented several measures to secure jobs, boost the labour market and maintain stability for the workforce, including increasing the unemployment benefit.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Martin André Dittmer

Digital companies under increased scrutiny

Competition & Antitrust - Denmark
Gorrissen Federspiel

As digital platforms become increasingly popular, new competition law concerns are arising both nationally and globally.

Sung-Yeon Cho

Relaxing of Enforcement Rules of the Design Protection Act from September 2020

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

Continuing the trend of relaxed requirements for design applications, the Enforcement Rules of the Design Protection Act have been further eased in several aspects.

OnDemand

1

Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

2

Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

3

Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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