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Jan Clinck

Can Belgian companies use EU vaccine certificates?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Belgium
ALTIUS

To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU Commission is setting up a vaccine passport system (the so-called 'Digital Green Certificate') to enable European citizens to travel easily and safely within the European Union in Summer 2021.

Oliver Passmore

Royal Court blesses momentous decision of representative of minor and unborn beneficiaries

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Royal Court recently considered for the first time the blessing of a momentous decision of a court-appointed representative of minor and unborn beneficiaries of a trust to enter into a settlement agreement in respect of claims against the trust.

Mei Huang

Cognac fends off genericide attack in opposition proceeding

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2020 the China Intellectual Property Administration dismissed an opposition proceeding against the geographical indication (GI) collective trademarks COGNAC and 干邑 ('Cognac' in Chinese), which were filed by the National Interprofessional Cognac Bureau.

Rachel Welford

DHS postpones REAL ID deadline again

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

The US Department of Homeland Security has again postponed the deadline for compliance with the REAL ID Act 2005.

Dylan Cox

Court of appeal overturns order requiring insurer to defend privacy class action

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) has released a decision that reiterates a key guiding principle in proceedings brought to enforce an insurer's duty to defend: the court must carefully review the underlying pleading and focus on the true nature of the claim, not simply the words used by the plaintiff in the underlying claim, to determine whether any of the claims could potentially be covered by the policy.

Síobhra Rush

Topical issues in Irish employment law

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

This article focuses on three areas of employment law in Ireland that have seen recent significant developments: employment status and the gig economy (in particular, whether the UK Uber decision will have an impact in Ireland), collective bargaining arrangements and gender pay gap reporting..

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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