International Law Office

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Chantal Noël

French patents can now be opposed before INPI

Intellectual Property - France
GEVERS & ORES

Since 1 April 2020 it has been possible to file an opposition to invalidate a French patent directly with the National Industrial Property Institute.

Luc Courtois

Investment funds: recommendations for fund managers

Banking & Financial Services - Luxembourg
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg S.à r.l.

The Luxembourg Financial Supervisory Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and have issued a number of recommendations for fund managers concerning remote working, risk management and compliance, disclosure and reporting requirements..

Jeevan Ballav Panda

Arbitration under special statutes with regard to contractual stipulations

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The freedom to contract principle forms the basis of the Contract Act, and a similar principle is also provided for in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act.

Phillipe De Wulf

Share-related benefits granted by foreign parent companies: Esko strengthens view that social security contributions are due

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

Benefits in general – and shares and restricted stock units in particular – attributed by a third party (eg, a foreign parent company) to employees of a Belgian (group) company will, in principle, be subject to Belgian social security contributions.

Samuel Yang

SAMR and NISSTC require Grade 2 cybersecurity protection or higher for targets of classified protection

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The State Administration for Market Regulation and the National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee recently released the Information Security Technology Classification Guide for the Classified Protection of Cybersecurity to provide methods and procedures for the classification and protection of information systems and other protection targets which do not involve state secrets (collectively known as 'targets of classified protection')..

Rajasingam Gothandapani

Discharging cargo from ships that are under arrest

Shipping & Transport - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysian law permits the discharge of cargo on board a ship that is under arrest when the cargo itself is not.

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