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Marco Vatta

Wine as case study for diverse IP rights

Intellectual Property - South Africa
Spoor & Fisher

With regard to the IP rights that exist in viticulture and viniculture, winemaking provides a comprehensive case study when unpacking plant breeders' rights, registered designs, patents and trademarks.

Robert Payne

Anti-money laundering rules: impact on art market

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The EU Fifth Anti-money Laundering Directive was enacted into UK law with effect from 10 January 2020.

Veleka Peeples-Dyer

FDA's new guidance on emergency use authorisations for COVID-19 vaccines

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Baker McKenzie

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for hospitalised COVID-19 patients, making it the first drug to receive approval for the treatment of COVID-19.

Eva Škufca

Competition Protection Agency investigates potential collusion among four LPG providers

Competition & Antitrust - Slovenia
Schoenherr

The Competition Protection Agency has initiated an investigation into a potential restrictive agreement or concerted practices among four energy companies.

Guy Castegnaro

COVID-19: temporary exemption from maximum working hours

Employment & Immigration - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

The Law of 29 October 2020 recently entered into force, introducing a temporary exemption from Article L 211-12 of the Labour Code whereby maximum working hours can be increased to 12 hours per day and 60 hours per week.

James Bergstrom

DITC Portal update

Corporate Tax - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The new Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) Portal launched in early November 2020.

OnDemand

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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