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Martin L Saad

Supreme Court eases path to profits recovery in Lanham Act cases

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

In April 2020 the Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a Lanham Act trademark infringement case may recover a defendant's profits without having to prove that the defendant acted wilfully.

Luke Tapp

Paid parental leave rights introduced

Employment & Immigration - United Arab Emirates
Pinsent Masons

Following a change in the law, employees of businesses which operate in the United Arab Emirates are now entitled to five working days' paid parental leave in the six months following the birth of their children.

Jesper Windahl

Freight forwarder liable for depriving cargo interest possibility to declare general average

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A Danish court recently found a freight forwarder to be vicariously liable to a Danish company for fire damage caused to cargo carried by a subcontractor.

Beat Mumenthaler

Opening bankruptcy proceedings during COVID-19 pandemic

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Company boards of directors have a duty to continuously monitor the company's financial situation and take certain measures if it gets into financial difficulties.

Adalia Chan

'Stale claims' on the way out?

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case, the High Court allowed the defendants' applications to dismiss the plaintiff's two actions on the ground of abuse of process – in particular, given that no procedural step had been taken by the parties since 1 April 2009, just before the civil procedure reforms came into effect in Hong Kong.

Ailsa Ritchie

Power to the people: recent guidance on Section 104 of Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

In a recent judicial review appeal, the Inner House considered the application of Section 104 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, which deals with consultation in respect of disposing and changing the use of common good property.

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