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Pawel Kulak

UOKiK fines six manufacturers of railway sleepers for bid rigging

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced that it had fined six manufacturers of wooden railway sleepers more than €3 million for bid rigging.

Daniel Maine

Trust company's £550,000 fine demonstrates importance of effective and consistent AML procedures

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Royal Court recently imposed a hefty £550,000 fine on a firm for failing to ensure that, in practice, its anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures were being applied effectively and consistently.

Lisa Cabel

Human rights tribunal – childcare obligations require accommodation

Employment & Immigration - Canada
KPMG Law

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal recently found that an employer's failure to accommodate an employee's childcare obligations violated the Human Rights Code.

Yuri Fancher Machado

Operating virtually in pursuit of greater effectiveness

Intellectual Property - Brazil
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Over the past year the Brazilian courts and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office have been adapting to the new reality brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Huib Berendschot

Supreme Court addresses confusion between descriptive, non-distinctive trade names

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

Under the Trade Names Act, descriptive trade names can enjoy protection against the use of identical or similar trade names if such use is likely to confuse the public.

Christoph Jirak

New ruling expands environmental organisations' rights in nature conservation procedures

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Higher Administrative Court issued an interesting ruling regarding the party status of environmental organisations (EOs).

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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