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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).

Vasuda Sinha

Paris Court of Appeal confirms expansive scope of Article 1466 of Code of Civil Procedure

Arbitration & ADR - France
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

The Paris Court of Appeal recently clarified the scope of application of Article 1466 of the Code of Civil Procedure and for the first time confirmed that Article 1466 can also limit a party's ability to seek annulment based on a variety of arguments, whether relating to procedural irregularities or otherwise, that could have been raised in the arbitration..

Ruth Boardman

Cookies: ICO publishes new guidance

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Bird & Bird LLP London

The UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), recently published new guidance on the use of cookies and a myth-busting blog post.

Simon Hart

What makes a Quistclose trust?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently set out the relevant circumstances in which a Quistclose trust can arise in the context of bank transfers.

Cesare Galli

New regulations on brands that evoke Italy or are linked to Italian territory

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

The so-called 'Growth Decree' has made provision for IP rights, particularly by introducing new regulations dedicated to 'Italian-sounding terms'.

Urszula Wojtyra

Federal Court of Appeal requires PMPRB to redetermine whether patent pertains to Galderma's Differin

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court of Appeal recently granted the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's (PMPRB's) appeal and returned to the board the matter of whether the invention of the patent at hand pertained to Galderma's Differin.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey