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Wu Xiaohui

Scope of reasonable protection in medical use claims

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Claims are technical solutions seeking protection and should be a generalisation of the content sufficiently disclosed in a patent description.

Christoph Jirak

Response to ECJ decision on measuring air pollutants

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

Following a European Court of Justice decision concerning the air quality measurement criteria set out in the EU Air Quality Directive, individuals in affected areas and non-governmental organisations can now take direct action in Austria against wrongfully installed air quality measuring points.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Competition aspects of merger control: 2019 M&A status report

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

The Competition Board recently published its annual M&A status report, which outlines statistics on merger control decisions with regard to the number of transactions, the parties' country of origin, economic activities and transaction values.

Marco Manzone

Sea Watch 3: can coastal states limit right of innocent passage?

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

Can a coastal state prevent a ship from exercising the right of innocent passage into its territorial waters to access one of its ports in a maritime distress scenario deriving from rescuing migrants at sea? This question has been the focus of attention due to legislation that the government passed in 2019 in order to restrict such rights and the case of Sea Watch 3, which entered the Italian port of Lampedusa despite a government veto..

Thomas Rihm

Employers' duty of care

Employment & Benefits - Switzerland
Rihm Rechtsanwälte

The counterpart to employees' duty of loyalty is employers' duty of care.

Francesca Rolla

Mobile phones may cause brain tumours: Turin Court of Appeals revives debate

Product Regulation & Liability - Italy
Hogan Lovells

After a two-year dispute, the Turin Court of Appeals has dismissed the appeal filed by the National Insurance Provider (INAIL) and upheld the first-instance decision issued by the Court of Ivrea in 2017, which established causation between extensive work-related use of mobile phones and brain tumours and ordered INAIL to compensate the claimant with a lifelong payment..

OnDemand

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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

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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