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Jakob Widner

Collective agreements trump Working Time Act

Employment & Benefits - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Following amendments to the Working Time Act, it was unclear whether the new statutory regime regarding working time overrides collective bargaining agreements that have not been adapted to the new maximum work hours and provide for a daily maximum of 10 working hours for flexitime.

Andreas Wildi

Swiss health study commenced

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Lausanne University Centre for General Medicine and Public Health, in close cooperation with the Swiss Biobanking Platform, recently commenced the pilot phase of the so-called 'Swiss health study', which aims to determine which chemicals accumulate in the human body.

Adrian Attard

Effect of COVID-19 on Maltese shipping industry

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Faced with the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, many EU states are increasingly adopting stringent measures to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is, to the extent possible, contained.

Linda Hynes

DPC annual report: review of 2019 and focus for future

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Ireland
Lewis Silkin Ireland

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) recently published its annual report for 2019, the first full calendar year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force.

Magdalena Mentel-Rogowska

Supreme Court clarifies contractual penalties for energy consumers

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The Supreme Court recently held that imposing a contractual penalty on energy consumers due to the early termination of a contract for energy supply is prohibited.

Quirin Vergho

Insurability of corporate fines: new draft law's implications for insurance industry

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In 2019 the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection presented its draft bill for a new and independent law on corporate penalties.

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Aviation industry trends

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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