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Jürg Schneider

Telecoms surveillance legislation: Federal Administrative Court rules instant messaging app not a telecoms service

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Administrative Court (FAC) recently issued a ruling concerning the status of instant messaging app Threema from a telecoms surveillance legislation perspective.

Katia De Clercq

Laboratoire de la Mer and Omega Pharma in disguised trademark infringement claim procedure

Intellectual Property - Belgium
GEVERS

In a dispute leading to a recent Ghent Company Court decision, Laboratoire de la Mer and Omega Pharma made a claim against – in their opinion – confusingly similar packaging for nasal sprays commercialised by Febelco and Axone Pharma.

Guadalupe Esparza Sánchez

Counter-reform: latest developments in battle that has become war

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

The new federal government has taken many actions in an effort to prioritise the Federal Commission of Electricity, Mexico's state-owned power company, over other participants in the open electricity market implemented by the 2013 to 2014 energy reform.

Lukas Rootman

Government publishes landmark Building Safety Bill to overhaul fire safety regulation

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The government recently published a draft Building Safety Bill as part of its commitment to overhaul fire safety regulation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, which claimed 72 lives.

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.

Min Lee Tan

CIPAA: court has no discretion to set aside adjudicator's costs order

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Construction Industry Payment Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA) was enacted to alleviate payment problems in the construction industry by allowing any payment dispute to be resolved speedily through adjudication.

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