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Lucy Lewis

Positive action speaks louder than words – five principles for employers

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

This article explores the legal limits of positive action in the workplace, including situations where it is permissible to give preference on gender or ethnicity grounds to make up for a historic lack of opportunity and what employers can and cannot do to improve diversity in their shortlists or hiring slates..

Petter Larsson

Objective necessity to rebox in parallel trade and implementation of EU Falsified Medicines Regulation

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

In a recent case, the Patent and Market Court (PMC) elaborated on the concept of objective necessity to rebox medicinal products subject to parallel distribution in light of the implementation of the EU Falsified Medicines Regulation.

Dylan Cox

That's cold: insurer ordered to defend claims made against cold storage provider

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered an insurer to defend claims made against its insured's cold storage business, which was sued when its warehouse thawed and damaged its customer's food products.

Jürg Schneider

FDPIC finds that Swiss-US Privacy Shield does not offer adequate level of data protection

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) recently removed the United States from its list of countries deemed to provide an "adequate level of data protection".

Amy Elizabeth Garber

Stop in the name of releases, before they break your claims

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Given the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to federal projects, it is imperative now more than ever that contractors preserve rights to potential claims at all turns.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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