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Gönenç Gürkaynak

Competition Board concludes preliminary investigation highlighting its approach to online sales

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

The Competition Board recently published its reasoned decision following a preliminary investigation based on allegations that two companies had violated Article 4 of Law 4054 on the Protection of Competition by determining dealers' resale prices, fixing discount rates and limiting the payment methods of their dealers..

Emma Van Caenegem

COVID-19: new record-keeping obligation and compliance check relating to foreign workers and self-employed individuals

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

As part of some new measures that aim to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government has imposed a new record-keeping obligation on certain employers and users which temporarily rely on foreign employees or self-employed individuals.

Kunal Seth

Parody – fair dealing versus infringement

Intellectual Property - India
Saikrishna & Associates

Various jurisdictions provide protection to parodies under the doctrines of fair use and fair dealing.

Nicolas Contis

Members of independent administrative authorities can be recused under principle of impartiality

Litigation - France
Kalliopé

In a June 2020 decision, the first civil chamber of the Supreme Court recognised the admissibility of a petition for a risk of lack of impartiality against a member of an independent administrative authority – namely, the president of the French Polynesian Competition Authority.

David Schwartz

8 important life sciences IP issues for innovators doing business in Canada

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The US-Canada border is the longest border between any two countries and US goods and services trade with Canada totalled an estimated US$718.5 billion in 2018, possibly the largest bilateral trade volume between two individual countries.

Stephan Erbe

Time charters in inland river cruising and COVID-19: the situation under Swiss law

Shipping & Transport - Switzerland
ThomannFischer

The river cruise industry is without doubt one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by COVID-19 measures.

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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