The technology sector has seen several key developments in recent weeks. In the United Kingdom, new telecoms security regulations were recently laid in Parliament, as discussed by Marcus Bagnall from Wiggin. In Germany, Thomas Hertl from Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein reports on a €1.1 million fine assigned to Volkswagen AG due to several data protection violations, while over in Switzerland, in Walder Wyss’ latest articles, Jürg Schneider, Hannes Meyle, Hugh Reeves and Florian Roth introduce the Swiss Data Protection Ordinance adopted by the Swiss Federal Council, as well as the newly approved draft Information Security Act.

In the world of intellectual property, a recent article by Sarah Jeffery from Pinsent Masons informs trademark owners of the future of clone UK trademark registrations that were created to mirror European Union trademarks. In the Netherlands, Bram Woltering from AKD provides a look into the liability of a patent agent when informing clients on the risks associated with invoking patent rights, while over in France, Audrey Dufrenoy and Aintzane Marboeuf from Inlex IP Expertise examine the recent Paris Court of Appeal decision concluding that Decathlon has no monopoly on full-face snorkelling masks.

For our Private Client & Offshore newsletter, Diana Rodriguez, Catherine Moore and Matt Guthrie from Ogier discuss Guernsey’s new charities law and the related points for trust and corporate service providers to observe, while contributions from Emily Haithwaite, Niamh Lalor, Sophie Reguengo, Joanna Christensen, Alexandra O'Grady and Matt McManus go into detail on Jersey listed funds and Jersey expert funds.

In the field of employment, Laura Ensor and Síobhra Rush from Lewis Silkin LLP explain the wide-ranging changes to Irish whistle-blowing legislation, while in Belgium, Esther Soetens and Mieke D'Hanis from ALTIUS announce that Saturday will no longer be a working day from 1 January 2023.

Other upcoming developments featured in NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg’s latest contribution to our Banking newsletter, in which Luc Courtois and Salvatore Pugliese explain a new communication by the Luxembourg financial regulator on sustainability-related regulatory requirements. For our Real Estate newsletter, Michael Lips and Larissa Rickenbacher from Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law provide an overview of the laws and regulations surrounding short-term rent of private accommodation in Switzerland and the likely future changes at cantonal level. In Wiggin’s recent article in the sports sector, Paul Maalo announces a review by the Football Association in England into the future of women's football following England’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 win.