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Alexander Vogel

FinSA/FinIA: proposed follow-up regulation by FINMA

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The new Financial Services Act and Financial Institutions Act came into force on 1 January 2020 together with the implementing ordinances.

Amy Nevins

Introduction of paid parental bereavement leave confirmed

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The government has finalised the legislation to implement an entitlement to two weeks' paid bereavement leave for working parents who lose a child aged under 18.

Gordon Drakes

Franchising, Brexit and trademarks – what now?

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) recently published a short, reassuring update about what happens to IP rights during the transition period following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.

Michael Sun

International Patent Classification: one factor in determining whether motivation to combine multiple citations exists

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

According to the Patent Examination Guidelines, in order to determine whether a patent application can be easily accomplished by persons ordinarily skilled in the art in view of the citations, it is necessary to consider whether there is motivation to combine multiple citations.

John Lane

Cybersecurity in Japan: being aware of your business partners' risks

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A recent high-profile theft of hard drives containing sensitive personal data has highlighted the need for Japan-based companies to ensure that their cybersecurity measures include processes for disposing of personal data that has been entrusted to them and reviewing their security controls regarding business partners who may come into contact with personal data.

Marcel Meinhardt

New regulations on trading with natural resources

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

This article provides a non-exhaustive analysis of the legal situation regarding trading with natural resources in Switzerland, with a primary focus on new regulations and reference to foreign financial institutions.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA