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Richard J Pearl

Illinois federal court dismisses ERISA claims against 401(k) fiduciaries

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires plan fiduciaries to act prudently and loyally when making decisions about a plan.

Magdalena Kotyrba

Intellectual property in clinical trials

Healthcare & Life Sciences - European Union
Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Clinical trial results may qualify for protection as IP rights and, as such, for commercialisation in the European Union.

Alexander Vida

Hungarian authorities deem device mark SPIRIT to be misleading

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) recently issued ex officio a provisional refusal to register the international device mark SPIRIT in Hungary, holding that it was misleading because the word 'spirit' means alcohol, whereas the goods in Class 32 include mineral water, beer and soft drinks, which are not hard liquors.

Renaud Barbier-Emery

Court declines to dismiss claim against shipowner for death of shipyard worker following demolition sale

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

Shipowners routinely give buyers in demolition sales complete freedom to deal with ships as they please following a sale, but do so at their peril.

Fabienne Limacher

How are Swiss-based international groups affected by EU Directive on Administrative Cooperation?

Corporate Tax - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The EU Directive on Administrative Cooperation need not be incorporated into Swiss law, but its impact on groups based in Switzerland may be significant.

David Maria Marino

Fair and balanced insurance contracts – recent Supreme Court rulings

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper

In two separate orders, the Supreme Court has reiterated certain principles that should be used as guidance for interpreting insurance clauses with a view to ensuring a fair balance between the insured's rights and the insurer's obligations.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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