International Law Office

Latest updates

Andrew Osborne

New Health and Care visa to launch on 4 August 2020

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Home Office has released the first guidance on the new Health and Care visa for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, including individuals working in the social care sector.

Michael Lips

Proposed federal act on rent payments during COVID-19 lockdown

Real Estate - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

The Federal Council recently submitted to Parliament a preliminary draft federal act on rent payments during the COVID-19 lockdown and opened the consultation procedure with the cantons, political parties and interested organisations.

Shubhangi Pathak

FDI in insurance intermediaries – update

Insurance - India
Tuli & Co

Despite the relaxation of the foreign investment limits for insurance intermediaries, insurance intermediation remains a regulated activity.

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.

Ying Song

Hybrid antitrust law – interaction between administrative enforcement and private action

Competition & Antitrust - China
AnJie Law Firm

Alongside increased administrative action, Chinese companies increasingly bring private antitrust actions against rival companies, particularly in the technology sphere.

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.

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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