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Jennifer Fox

Grand Court successfully responds to COVID-19 challenges

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The substantive hearing of a winding-up petition which was successfully conducted via videoconferencing shows that the Grand Court is responding effectively to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Natasha Rao

IP Enterprise Court considers interplay of EU Trade Secrets Directive and breach of confidence for first time

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

The IP Enterprise Court recently considered the impact of the EU Trade Secrets Directive on the law of breach of confidence – in particular, in the context of ex-employees who sought to franchise their services.

François Willems

Trademark fluidity – not only humans are social distancing

Intellectual Property - International
GEVERS

Only a few weeks ago, the phrase 'social distancing' was not part of daily conversations.

Srdjana Petronijević

State of emergency's impact on North Macedonian Competition Authority operations

Competition & Antitrust - North Macedonia
Schoenherr

Owing to the state of emergency declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government adopted the Regulation on the Implementation of the Administrative Proceedings Act During the State of Emergency, which affected the timeline of proceedings before the North Macedonian Competition Authority (NMCA).

Diane M Morgenthaler

COVID-19 ate my homework – recent extensions and relief for retirement plans

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

In recognition of the difficulties faced by retirement plan sponsors, participants and beneficiaries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Labour, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury, recently issued guidance extending a number of retirement plan deadlines, including deadlines for many participant notices and benefit plan claims..

Kei Akagawa

What is the correct value of damages caused by a personal information leak?

Litigation - Japan
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

The Tokyo High Court recently rendered a judgment regarding the amount of personal damages owed to victims of a personal information leak by a third party.

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