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Victoria Rea

Cryptocurrencies as property

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The NZ High Court recently held that cryptocurrency constitutes property at common law and is therefore capable of being held on trust.

Niamh Crotty

Proposed new rights to sick pay and parental leave pay

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The Labour Party has proposed the Sick Leave and Parental Leave (COVID-19) Bill 2020 which, if passed, would give employees in Ireland the legal right to paid sick leave for the first time.

James Beck

We repeat – no second guessing the FDA

Product Regulation & Liability - USA
Reed Smith LLP

Pre-emption precludes private plaintiffs from second guessing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decisions on the marketing and classification of the products that the agency regulates.

Rebecca Mcnulty

Open dialogue needed to avoid COVID-19 construction disputes

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - Jersey
Ogier

The potential for disputes in construction projects has risen sharply with the performance and enforcement of contracts directly affected by COVID-19.

Tim Clipstone

Guernsey works for hedge funds

Banking & Financial Services - Guernsey
Ogier

This article answers FAQs relating to Guernsey hedge funds.

David Schwartz

Late PCT national phase entry in Canada as of right will soon come to an end

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Substantial amendments to the Patent Act and new Patent Rules came into force in October 2019.

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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