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Michael Paul Agius

Abandonment of employment and maternity leave

Employment & Immigration - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

The Court of Magistrates recently decided a case wherein an employer claimed that a former employee had abandoned work within six months of returning from statutory maternity leave and, as such, claimed back all of the wage payments that it had made to her during that time pursuant to Maltese law.

Rainer Herzig

Relevance of expert guidelines for assessing medical malpractice

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

Recent case law suggests that, although medical society and other expert committee guidelines are non-binding, they may serve as evidence to specify current medical standards.

Olamide Aleshinloye

Possible fallout from Obinwanne Okeke's guilty plea to US charges

White Collar Crime - Nigeria
Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

Nigerian entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke has pleaded guilty to a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme.

Christian Werenberg

Smooth sailing? Jurisdiction agreements in yacht insurance contracts

Insurance - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A new ruling determines that prorogation of jurisdiction can be validly agreed in a yacht insurance contract, even where consumer interests are concerned and the contract requires that legal proceedings be brought in a court in the insurer's home country.

Antony Sassi

Further guidance on remote civil hearings

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

A second guidance note on the use of remote hearings in civil proceedings took effect on 15 June 2020.

Keiji Tonomura

Amendments to foreign direct investment regulations on foreign investment in Japanese technology companies

Corporate Finance/M&A - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Amendments to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, which regulates foreign direct investment (FDI) in Japan, as well as its related cabinet orders, ministerial ordinances and public notifications, came into force and was fully implemented as of 7 June 2020.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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