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A Review Of US Economic Sanctions In 2018
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA, Nicaragua, Russia, Venezuela, Iran
  • December 12 2018

In another landmark year for sanctions developments, the U.S. government strengthened sanctions targeting Iran, Russia and Venezuela, in addition to


Philip Lee Q4 Corporate Compliance Update
  • Philip Lee
  • European Union, Ireland
  • December 10 2018

The Companies (Statutory Audits) Act 2018 (the “Act”) was passed into law on 25 July 2018, and commenced on 21 September 2018. The Act was passed in


New EU Foreign Investment Review Rules: Transaction Hurdles For Investors
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • European Union
  • December 10 2018

Following a proposal by the European Commission in 2017 to unify the EU's approach to FDI and introduce a co-operation framework for member states in


The challenge of securing colours and colour combinations as trademarks
  • Novagraaf
  • European Union
  • December 7 2018

Although not impossible, it can be difficult to protect a colour or combination of colours as a trademark. According to a number of rulings by the


Swiss reaction to possible expiry of EU equivalence assessment for Swiss stock exchange regulation
  • Bär & Karrer
  • Switzerland, European Union
  • December 7 2018

On 30 November 2018, the Swiss Federal Council passed an ordinance designed to remedy the possible expiry, at the end of this year, of the EU


CJEU Delivers Ruling in the Irish Police Service Age Discrimination Case
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • December 7 2018

Further to our previous update in July 2017 here, the Court of Justice of the European Union earlier this week handed down its eagerly awaited ruling


What Happens to Unused Vacation Leave?
  • MAMO TCV Advocates
  • European Union
  • December 7 2018

In the Joined Cases C-56916 (Bauer) and C-57016 (Willmeroth), decided last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union had to decide whether


Employers’ New Year’s Resolutions: 5 Ways to Update Your Employee Handbook by Year’s End
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

How long has it been since your organization updated its employee handbook? It's time to brush off any layers of dust that have accumulated over the


Latest update of ESMA Q&A on information to be provided in AIFMD notification procedure
  • Chevalier & Sciales
  • European Union
  • December 4 2018

The European Securities and Markets Authority published on October 4 the latest edition of its Questions and Answers document regarding the


Keeping it fresh: Italy’s new approach to distinctive signs
  • Bugnion SpA
  • European Union, Italy
  • December 4 2018

Although branding companies and professionals have embraced the concept of fluid trademarks, it remains a highly complex field requiring close