International Law Office

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Bram Woltering

Use of customs information in relation to parallel imports

Intellectual Property - Netherlands
AKD

The Hague District Court recently had to answer the question of whether information acquired during a customs seizure under the EU Anti-piracy Regulation may be used for an unauthorised parallel import claim.

Arthur Shay

NCC regulates significant market powers in telecoms

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

The new Telecommunications Act will take effect and apply to all telecoms service providers from July 2020.

Marie Berard

High Court rejects challenge to enforcement where defences were already raised before foreign court

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

The High Court recently dismissed a challenge to a previous decision to grant permission to enforce a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award on the basis that contrary to the defendant's contention, there was a valid arbitration agreement between the parties and the defendant's arguments as to procedural irregularity had previously been raised in Swedish court proceedings, thereby giving rise to an issue estoppel..

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.

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

Gas Flaring and Minerals and Mining Bills undergo second reading

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

Two bills relating to the oil and gas industry recently passed their second reading in the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectfully.

Altair Richards

Scheduling change for cannabis

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi recently implemented various changes to Schedules 4, 6 and 7 of the Medicines Act in relation to cannabis and its related components.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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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