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Carmen Verdonck

BCA confirms that merger control rules apply to creation of loco-regional hospital networks

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Belgium
ALTIUS

The Belgian Competition Authority's (BCA's) latest note reiterates that competition law rules concerning merger control fully apply to the creation of local hospital networks as required under the Act of 28 February 2019.

Alexander Vida

Hungarian authorities deem device mark SPIRIT to be misleading

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) recently issued ex officio a provisional refusal to register the international device mark SPIRIT in Hungary, holding that it was misleading because the word 'spirit' means alcohol, whereas the goods in Class 32 include mineral water, beer and soft drinks, which are not hard liquors.

Vasudha Luniya

Reclassification of micro, small and medium enterprises provides stimulus to enterprises in light of COVID-19

Corporate & Commercial - India
Clasis Law

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises recently notified certain criteria for classifying enterprises as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and specified the form and procedure for filing the applicable memorandum.

C Mark Baker

Doing justice in the face of a global pandemic

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

The resilience and innovation shown by the international arbitration community in recent months should be applauded.

David Hanke

Pentagon identifies 20 'Communist Chinese military companies'

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Defence recently published a list of 20 Chinese companies that have been identified as 'Communist Chinese military companies', complying with a two-decade-old mandate that Congress issued during the Clinton administration.

Marija Blagojevic

Transaction price mechanisms in times of COVID-19

Corporate Finance/M&A - Austria
Schoenherr

In times like these, parties should consider the key parameters of a contemplated transaction even more carefully.

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