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Alexander Vogel

Fulfilment of Swiss takeover offer obligation by completing a merger

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

The Takeover Board recently confirmed its case law on whether the obligation to make a public takeover offer may be fulfilled by completing a merger.

Patricia Barboza

Is COVID-19 a labour-related disease?

Employment & Immigration - Brazil
CGM Advogados

Article 29 of Provisional Measure 927, enacted on 22 March 2020, states that infection with COVID-19 is not considered a labour-related disease unless a relationship between the disease and the employee's job or occupation can be evidenced.

Xiaoling Duan

Beijing IP Court concludes first patent infringement case on microorganism protection

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Beijing IP Court recently held that two Tianjin-based companies had infringed Chinese Patent 201310030601.2, which is owned by the largest specialty mushroom grower in China, Shanghai Finc Food Co Ltd.

Rob Jardine-Brown

Notification is key: prevention principle, delay and extensions of time under shipbuilding contracts

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

A recent High Court decision provides an in-depth analysis of how, if at all, the prevention principle applies to shipbuilding contracts and the importance of good contract management to notify and seek extensions for events of delay.

Ella Boardman

COVID-19 Weekly Report (18-24 May 2020)

Construction - International
International Law Office

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe.

Marcel Meinhardt

Secretariat of ComCo advises on obligation to notify concentration

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

Under Swiss law, a proposed concentration triggers a mandatory pre-merger notification if one of the undertakings concerned has been held to be dominant, irrespective of the statutory turnover thresholds.

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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