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Cesare Galli

Italy nominates Milan as third head office of UPC instead of London

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

At a recent Unified Patent Court (UPC) Preparatory Committee meeting on the effects of the United Kingdom's withdrawal of its ratification of the court's founding agreement, Italy announced its intention to nominate Milan as the new branch of the UPC headquarters instead of London.

Patricia Yeung

Protection under Employees' Compensation Ordinance for employees who contract COVID-19

Employment & Immigration - Hong Kong
Howse Williams 何韋律師行

Under the Employees' Compensation Ordinance (ECO), employers are generally liable to pay compensation to employees who sustain an injury or die as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of their employment, or suffer from an occupational disease specified in the Second Schedule of the ECO.

Eugenio Vaccari

Supreme Court of Cassation rules on directors' revocation and spoil system

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The Supreme Court of Cassation recently ruled on the revocation of the board chair of a listed company controlled by a public entity shareholder.

Sascha Dethof

Resale price maintenance? Not every discussion on reseller's pricing is illegal

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

In Germany, any form of pressure not to reduce prices below a certain level (including the granting of advantages) is prohibited.

Joanne van Harmelen

Genetic information: a new resource to be mined?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

Given that humankind originated in Africa, Africans (and South Africans in particular) have significant genetic diversity.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court specifies reasoning standards for awards

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Under longstanding Supreme Court case law, defective reasoning did not previously constitute a severe enough violation of procedural public policy to set aside an award.

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