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César Navarro

Difference in severance for employees under service agreements and permanent employees is not discriminatory

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In a preliminary ruling in a case referred to it by the Galicia High Court, the European Court of Justice has confirmed the existence of objective grounds which justify a difference in compensation paid on the termination of works contracts linked to a specific service (ie, 12 days' salary) and the termination of permanent contracts (ie, 20 days' salary).

Roderick Chalmers Hoynck van Papendrecht

'Spreading' a work under Dutch copyright law: the gift that should not have been given

Intellectual Property - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

Article 12 of the Copyright Act lists a number of acts that fall within the definition of 'disclosure to the public'.

David Maria Marino

Italy and China – a new era of cooperation between insurance supervisory authorities?

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper Studio Legale Tributario Associato

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission and the Italian Institute for the Supervision of Insurance recently entered into a memorandum of understanding setting out the basis for cooperation between the two supervisory authorities in the context of a broader plan of general cooperation between Italy and China.

Karsten Metzlaff

Inadmissible imitation of 'presentation of dishes': stronger protection for gastronomic concepts

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

Franchisors must typically consider the extent of concept protection if franchisees which have left the franchise system reuse the concept in a largely unchanged fashion or if third-party competitors (outside the franchise system) copy the concept's main features.

Man Mohan Sharma

Supreme Court ends jurisdictional conflict between CCI and TRAI

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

In December 2018 the Supreme Court finally ended the jurisdictional conflict between the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Bianca Mwangi

NVB introduces model deed to promote financing of rooftop solar projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek Advocaten BV

In September 2018 the Dutch Banking Association introduced a standard form for a deed of right of superficies (the model deed).

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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