On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ”Conclusion” or ”Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to business entities in the private sector, that was introduced in the Decree on Fiscal Benefits and Direct Aid to Companies in the Private Sector and Monetary Aid to Citizens Aimed at Reducing Economic Consequences due to COVID-19 (the “First Package”).
This note discusses recent developments in Kazakhstan on the suspension of the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings. The proposed suspension was introduced to help businesses overcome the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and measures taken to slow it down. Our note is intended to be a helpful guide – it is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal advice.
On 29 July 2020, important amendments were made by the Turkish parliament to the “Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts”. The law is the main piece of legislation covering the dissemination of information on the Internet and until now did not directly cover content on social media. Below is a summary of the main modifications related to Internet companies that the new law introduces.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Bank of Serbia adopted two decisions aimed at protecting Serbia’s financial system: the Decision on Temporary Measures for Banks for the Mitigation of Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic Aimed at Protecting the Financial System, which applies to banks; and the Decision on Temporary Measures for Leasing Providers for the Mitigation of Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic Aimed at Protecting the Stability of the Financial System, which applies to lessors.
The Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEPURA) launched the second tender procedure of the Hungarian Renewable Energy Support System Scheme (METÁR).
There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.
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The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]
In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.
In March 2020, the CMA established a dedicated COVID-19 taskforce to identify, monitor and respond to competition and consumer concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the task force has already been contacted more than 80,000 times.
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Firms will make smart choices when their next office move comes Attention has been focused on law firms’ own real estate ever since the pandemic began and there were plenty of developments this week, with Milbank delaying its office move to 100 Liverpool Street, Freshfields scheming how its move into 100 Bishopsgate will work, Stephenson Harwood […]
Up to 110 jobs are at risk of redundancy at Irwin Mitchell after the firm indicated it was responding to the long-term change in working patterns triggered by Covid-19. The national outfit today announced the next phase of its response to the pandemic, claiming that redundancy consultations are a direct result of an increased shift […]
A partner at RPC has left the firm after three years, following accusations that she concealed information in order to fool her own client. Nicola Cain, who joined the firm in 2017 from the BBC, was acting for former MI6 agent Christopher Steele and his company, Orbis Business Intelligence. Steele was defending a claim brought […]
Herbert Smith Freehills is acting for Chelsea’s former manager Antonio Conte in a dispute against a UK-based asset management company and its director. While representing Conte and seven other investors during a hearing in July, HSF partner Chris Bushell was successful in convincing the commercial court that it should grant a freezing order against Kidman […]
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Milbank has delayed the move into its new 100 Liverpool Street HQ while it waits for the new office to be fully completed. The Lawyer understands that the firm has renegotiated an extension of its lease at 10 Gresham Street with its landlords till the end of the year, while the fit-out at its new […]