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Costas Stamatiou

Entry into force of amendments to Code of the Maritime Labour Convention

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Shipping Deputy Ministry recently issued Circular 20/2020, notifying interested parties of the entry into force of the 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006.

Kay C Georgi

Human rights now part of US export licensing review for nearly all export licences

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently released a final rule revising its licensing policy for crime control and detection (CC) items, which is designed to promote respect for human rights throughout the world.

Victoria Rea

Cryptocurrencies as property

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The NZ High Court recently held that cryptocurrency constitutes property at common law and is therefore capable of being held on trust.

Marcella Ballard

Approaching 420: cannabis trademark scene one year on from USPTO examination guidelines

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Products involving CBD and hemp seeds have been flooding the US market and businesses are seeking to protect their brands in connection with products in this emerging market, given the legalisation of various forms of marijuana in individual states.

Eriko Ogata

Amendments to Child Care and Family Care Leave Act

Employment & Immigration - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

At present, employees can take a half-day to care for a sick or injured child or family member.

Sascha Dethof

Federal Court of Justice rules on statute of limitations for bid-rigging agreements

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Court of Justice recently issued a decision on the statute of limitations for bid-rigging agreements.

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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