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W Todd Miller

Supreme Court clarifies scope of FTC's powers and prohibits it from common strategy for seeking monetary relief

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Baker & Miller PLLC

More than four decades after the Federal Trade Commission began filing consumer protection actions in federal court for retroactive monetary relief without first completing an administrative proceeding, and more than two decades after it began using this same approach in antitrust cases, the Supreme Court has finally weighed in on the practice, unanimously declaring that it has never been authorised by law..

Alicia Herrador Muñoz

Composition of active mass: description of goods and rights

Insolvency & Restructuring - Spain
Augusta Abogados

Under Article 198 et seq of the Consolidated Text of the Bankruptcy Law, the bankruptcy administration must prepare an inventory of the insolvent party's assets and rights, including their value, by the end of the day immediately preceding the day on which it presents its report.

Tommy Grosskreutz

Opposition Division revokes plastic bottle patent

Intellectual Property - European Union
Grünecker

A European patent which related to bottles made of plastic was recently revoked in its entirety for not complying with Article 76(1) of the European Patent Convention.

Aleksandra Yevstafyeva

Parliament introduces novel working arrangements to aid businesses during COVID-19 pandemic

Employment & Immigration - Ukraine
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Although widely used in practice for many years, alternative forms of labour organisation (eg, remote working and flexible working arrangements) were not properly addressed in Ukrainian law until the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guy Abrahams

Why is a family investment company a good way to pass on wealth?

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

If, for whatever reason, a trust or a simple outright gift to children is inappropriate, what are the alternatives? Some years ago, much was made of so-called 'family limited partnerships' and while they remain the right vehicle for some, they are appropriate only for those with at least £10 million to spare because of the financial regulations to which they are subject.

Claudia Hamm

Whistleblower Protection Act: new compliance requirements

White Collar Crime - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection recently presented a draft bill for the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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