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César Navarro

Employees' right to disconnect

Employment & Immigration - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

Since 2018 companies have had an obligation to guarantee employees' right to disconnect – that is, disengage from work-related electronic communications – in order to ensure that employees take daily and weekly rest periods and their annual leave.

Noelle Engle Hardy

Pampered Chef succeeds again in trademark infringement battle

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court of Appeal recently dismissed an appeal of the Federal Court's trial decision in a case concerning trademark infringement, passing off and dilution and depreciation of goodwill.

Richard Schmidt

CCP amendment: fairer balance between form and content

Litigation - Hungary
SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners

The Civil Code of Procedure, which has been criticised for sacrificing fundamental rights to achieve accelerated civil proceedings, has finally been amended by the legislature.

Michael Lips

New attempt to tighten rules on foreign real property investments

Real Estate - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

The Legal Affairs Committee of the National Council recently submitted an initiative that would temporarily prohibit the acquisition of business premises by persons abroad.

Samantha Conolly

Advance healthcare directives

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

In 2019 the Health Care Decisions Act was implemented in the Cayman Islands.

Stuart Davis

United Kingdom to regulate buy-now-pay-later market

Banking & Financial Services - United Kingdom
Latham & Watkins LLP

The government has announced that interest-free buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) credit agreements will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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