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Status of intellectual property offices in CEE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

Poland: COVID-19 vs. lease agreements

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Polish authorities have implemented several restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the disease, including the suspension of certain retail activities and services. This has had a direct impact on lease agreements in these sectors. The Polish Parliament has therefore adopted the so-called “Anti-crisis Shield” comprising regulations in […]

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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]


Corporate trio sweep in on WPP’s latest billion-dollar sale

Allen & Overy, Paul Hastings and Weil Gotshal & Manges have scored lead roles on the latest private equity acquisition of a UK company, advising on the sale of data research business Kantar to private equity group Bain Capital. The US private equity group has bought 60 percent of shares in the market research company, […]


HSF recruits in-house veteran from Deutsche Bank

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has brought in a former Deutsche Bank general counsel as a senior adviser in its Perth office. Joseph Longo is joining the firm’s financial services regulatory practice in Australia, with responsibility for clients across the country, as well as more broadly Asia and the UK. He will tap into his longtime […]


Addleshaws to face professional negligence claim after court loss

Addleshaw Goddard has failed in its attempt to challenge the jurisdiction of a professional negligence claim brought against the firm by a family-owned business. The firm is facing a claim from Arthur Holgate & Son (AH&S), which entered insolvency in 2012. The firm attempted to have the claim moved to the Scottish courts, in a […]

Clydes kicks off search for CEO as Hasson signals exit

Clyde & Co is set for a further shake-up in its management team, as CEO Peter Hasson reveals he will stand down from the position next year. Hasson is to step down from the role after over 20 years at the firm, marking the most significant change in Clydes’ leadership for some time. Just last […]

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