International Law Office

Latest updates

Sung-Yeon Cho

Relaxing of Enforcement Rules of the Design Protection Act from September 2020

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

Continuing the trend of relaxed requirements for design applications, the Enforcement Rules of the Design Protection Act have been further eased in several aspects.

Jakob Widner

Supreme Court rules on compensation for illegal GPS tracking

Employment & Immigration - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently ruled for the first time on the issue of whether GPS tracking without an employee's consent warrants compensation for immaterial damage.

Emma Pinkerton

Restrictive covenants: some clarity but still subject to competition law

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

A recent Supreme Court case has clarified the law around challenges to covenants which seek to limit the use of land.

Alexander Vogel

499 + 1 = 500? Practical approach on new 500-investor threshold exemption

Banking & Financial Services - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

In January 2020 the Financial Services Act and the Financial Services Ordinance entered into force and established comprehensive rules relating to prospectuses offering securities and the admission of securities to trading, which will apply to all types of financial instrument.

Gerdien van der Voet

Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

The effort to make lashing a cargo-handling activity rather than a crew activity is set out in the so-called 'dockers' clause', contained in collective agreements covering some 15,000 seagoing vessels worldwide.

Emily Haithwaite

Jersey expert funds

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Jersey expert funds were introduced to enhance Jersey's attractiveness as a jurisdiction for the establishment of funds aimed at institutional and high-net-worth investors.

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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