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Niamh Crotty

Proposed new rights to sick pay and parental leave pay

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The Labour Party has proposed the Sick Leave and Parental Leave (COVID-19) Bill 2020 which, if passed, would give employees in Ireland the legal right to paid sick leave for the first time.

Marcella Ballard

Approaching 420: cannabis trademark scene one year on from USPTO examination guidelines

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Products involving CBD and hemp seeds have been flooding the US market and businesses are seeking to protect their brands in connection with products in this emerging market, given the legalisation of various forms of marijuana in individual states.

Elena Christodoulou

Protocol amending Cyprus-Russia double tax treaty ushers in new era

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Cyprus and Russia recently signed a protocol amending the double tax treaty (DTT) between the two states.

Sascha Dethof

Federal Court of Justice rules on statute of limitations for bid-rigging agreements

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Court of Justice recently issued a decision on the statute of limitations for bid-rigging agreements.

Victor Onyegbado

Shipping loans and collateral damage

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Shipping finance transactions are characterised by peculiar risk factors principally on account of shipping assets' transient operations.

Alexander G Thrasher

Coverage for defective work? Michigan joins majority

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Michigan has joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a general liability policy may provide coverage for claims for property damage allegedly caused by a subcontractor's defective work.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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