International Law Office

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Kaitlyn Gulle

It's official: all permanent employees are entitled to 10 working days' paid sick leave... for now

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

The Fair Work Ombudsman recently released advice that all permanent employees are entitled to 10 days of paid personal/carer's leave for each year of their employment.

Altair Richards

It all hinges on 2026 – will we be prepared for national health insurance?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, which is set to come into force on 1 January 2026, will centralise the purchasing of healthcare services in a single body established by the government: the National Health Insurance Fund.

Cesare Galli

Artistic value and copyright protection for industrial designs

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

Industrial property lawyers in Italy have been given cause for reflection following a recent European Court of Justice decision which was expected to clarify whether the legislatures of EU member states can grant copyright protection for designs subject to additional requirements to those required for all other copyrighted works.

Gejaa Gobena

DOJ memorandum provides clarified guidance on corporate inability-to-pay claims

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a new guidance memorandum entitled "Evaluating a Business Organisation's Inability to Pay a Criminal Fine or Criminal Monetary Penalty".

Takayuki Fujii

Ministry relaxes rules for affixing technical standard conformity marks

Product Regulation & Liability - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Following the diversification and miniaturisation of electronic equipment, the means by which technical standard conformity marks must be affixed received significant attention from business operators that sell or import electronic equipment in Japan.

Bram Woltering

Court rules on inventor's failure to transfer a patent

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

The Hague District Court recently rendered a judgment regarding an inventor's failure to cooperate with the exploitation of his patents.

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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