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Lee Nair

Flexi-job apprenticeships – more flexibility for employers

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In the Spring 2021 Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced a £7 million fund to operate a new flexi-job apprenticeship programme.

Steffen Maelicke

Ever Given grounding: who is liable for carrier and forwarder delays?

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The grounding of the Ever Given container vessel in the Suez Canal caused considerable congestion for many other vessels which were trapped on both sides of the canal.

Mei Huang

Cognac fends off genericide attack in opposition proceeding

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2020 the China Intellectual Property Administration dismissed an opposition proceeding against the geographical indication (GI) collective trademarks COGNAC and 干邑 ('Cognac' in Chinese), which were filed by the National Interprofessional Cognac Bureau.

Jennifer L Key

Death of demand response opt-outs?

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

It has been more than one month since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposed eliminating the state opt-out with regard to retail customer participation in demand response programmes in organised wholesale markets.

Pawel Kulak

UOKiK fines gas distributors for gun jumping and information delay

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) fined a liquefied petroleum gas distributor Zl730,000 (€160,000) for failing to notify a takeover.

Sergey Medvedev

New e-commerce rules take effect

Corporate & Commercial - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The Russian Online Retail Association predicts that by 2025 the Russian e-market will be worth $128.8 billion.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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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