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Fabian Huber

Court does not consider fabric masks to be medical devices

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Hamm Higher Regional Court recently found that fabric masks do not constitute medical devices, regardless of whether they are displayed alongside medical face masks or whether the public attributes to them a protective effect against COVID-19.

Elizabeth Small

VAT: cross-border supplies post-Brexit

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

It is often easy to assume that only parties which live in the United Kingdom are required to pay UK value added tax (VAT).

Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta

Legislative overview – Brazil

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

This article provides an overview of the regulation and enforcement of IP rights in Brazil.

Marwa M Hassoun

Biden orders 100-day review of US supply chains for semiconductors, batteries, critical minerals and APIs

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

President Biden recently signed the long-awaited Executive Order on America's Supply Chains, which initiates a 100-day process of reviewing and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of supply chains across key industries and separate one-year reviews of certain other sectors.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

New commitment mechanism turns the tide in ongoing investigations

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

In June 2020 Law 7246 Amending the Law on the Protection of Competition entered into force and introduced significant changes to Turkish competition law, including with regard to the commitment mechanism.

Colin Leckey

Supreme Court confirms that Uber drivers are workers

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Supreme Court has unanimously decided that drivers engaged by Uber are workers rather than independent contractors.

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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