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Francesco Pedroni

Changes to employment law in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Employment & Immigration - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

On 22 May 2021 Support Decree 1 was converted into law and on 26 May 2021 Support Decree 2 came into force.

Stijn Lagaert

When am I protected after having filed a European patent application?

Intellectual Property - European Union

The basic principle of the European Patent Convention is that a patent application provides the same rights as a granted patent, so parties should be able to exclude others from making, using and selling their invention.

Ahmed Murad

Aircraft lease and registration – Q&A

Aviation - Maldives
Mazlan & Murad Law Associates

This article answers questions concerning the lease and registration of aircraft in the Maldives, including what entities are entitled to register an aircraft, how leases governed by foreign laws are enforced and the qualifying conditions for applying for an all operational wet and dry lease..

Stephanie Yonekura

Joint focus by Biden administration and Congress points towards enhanced anti-corruption efforts

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

There has been significant movement recently, by both the Biden administration and Congress, to enhance the government's ability to tackle corruption.

Tim Yimin Liu

Chinese court system: China International Commercial Court

Litigation - China
Global Law Office

In 2018 a new mechanism for international commercial disputes resolution was introduced: the China International Commercial Court.

Andrine Like

DPA approves first European code of conduct for cloud

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium

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.



Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania


Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria


Aviation industry trends

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