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Beatriz Bejarano

Copyright protection: impact of recent ECJ decision on Spanish legal framework

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

A recent European Court of Justice judgment is good news for EU designers as it confirms what has already been stated by some Spanish courts – namely, that a design need not have artistic merit, aesthetic value or a particular visual attraction to qualify for copyright protection.

Neasa Coen

Freedom of movement of capital applies to charitable gifts (at least for now)

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The Supreme Court recently released a judgment which determined that the EU principle preventing restrictions of the free movement of capital applies to gifts of UK assets to charities in Jersey.

Mathieu Laurent

District court examines aspects relating to loan guarantees

Litigation - Luxembourg
Luther SA

The Luxembourg District Court recently ruled on the equivalence of suretyships and autonomous guarantees.

Robin D Adelstein

California's legislature passes bill enhancing antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

California's governor recently signed a bill designed to enhance antitrust scrutiny of patent settlements between branded and generic pharmaceutical companies.

Paul Otto

New York enacts new data security laws

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a pair of bills establishing new requirements for businesses that process certain personal information relating to New York residents.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Survival of parties' will for penalty clauses in employment contracts

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

The Supreme Court General Assembly on the Unification of Judgments recently concluded that penalty clauses agreed for the unjust termination of a fixed-term employment contract before its end date are valid and enforceable even if the contract is deemed to be of an indefinite nature due to a lack of objective conditions required by law to conclude fixed-term contracts..

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey