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Guillermo Donadeu

Free-will principle in compulsory transfer of shares in limited liability companies

Corporate & Commercial - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

In several decisions, the Department of Legal Affairs has outlined the limits of the free-will principle for shareholders when setting the procedure and requirements for the preferential rights for purchasing shares in attachment cases.

Nicolas Contis

Expert reports drawn up in a non-adversarial manner and principle of adversarial proceedings

Litigation - France
Kalliopé

In a notable decision, the first civil chamber of the Supreme Court held that under the Code of Civil Procedure, a judge cannot refuse to examine expert reports which disfavour a party that was not called on or represented during the expertise proceedings.

Francisco Venetucci

New regulation makes waves: Coastguard establishes maximum speed for stretch of Parana River

Shipping & Transport - Argentina
Venetucci & Asociados

A new Coastguard regulation has established the maximum speed between km 406 and km 435 of the Parana River.

Marcel Meinhardt

New transparency obligations for commodity companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As of 1 January 2021, companies domiciled in Switzerland that are active in the extraction of raw materials must disclose payments to state authorities or government officials of Sfr100,000 or more per financial year.

Brent De Jonghe

Protecting product appearance through trademark and design registrations

Intellectual Property - International
GEVERS

Consumers recognise products not only by the words and logos on their packaging, but also by their look and feel, including their shape and colour.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Sickness benefits, work assessment allowance, unemployment benefits and entry quarantine rules extended

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

As part of the COVID-19 crisis package, the government has proposed to extend the schemes for sickness benefits, the jobseekers' work assessment allowance, unemployment benefits and employers' expenses relating to foreign nationals' entry quarantine and employees' quarantine hotel stays..

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