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Daniel Anthony

Blurred line between fact and fiction undermines copyright

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

A recent judgment ruled on whether copyright should subsist in fictional elements of a work that was marketed, published and perceived to be historically factual.

Matej Kosalko

Is a failure to hold an oral hearing grounds to set aside an award under the Arbitration Act?

Arbitration & ADR - Slovakia
Allen & Overy LLP

In Slovakia, a tribunal is obliged to order an oral hearing if there is an agreement between the parties to have an oral hearing or if there is no agreement as to the procedure between the parties and one of the parties requests an oral hearing.

Andrew Osborne

Updated COVID-19 absences policy enables more people to qualify for EU Settlement Scheme

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Home Office has significantly expanded the policy to allow continuity of residence in the United Kingdom to be preserved in certain circumstances where an EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) applicant has been absent from the United Kingdom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andrine Like

DPA approves first European code of conduct for cloud

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium
AKD

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently approved the EU Cloud Code of Conduct ('the code'), the first transnational code of conduct adopted in the European Union since the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Stephan Erbe

Place of performance in contracts of carriage

Shipping & Transport - Switzerland
ThomannFischer

A recent decision by the Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich has finally shed light on an unsolved issue relating to the application of Article 31 of the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) under Swiss law.

Ana Marjančić

Better late than never: Supreme Court upholds CCA's cartel decision after almost six years

Competition & Antitrust - Croatia
Schoenherr

In 2014 the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) rendered an infringement decision in which it found that by adopting and publishing the "Minimum Price List of Orthodontic Services" from October 2010 until October 2013, the Croatian Orthodontic Society had concluded a 'prohibited agreement' within the meaning of the Competition Act.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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