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September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.
In August, the TCA — which three months ago launched an investigation into German automotive giants Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and BMW — initiated an investigation against other players in the Turkish automobile industry.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications has released a new draft strategy entitled Concept for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria until 2030. It aims to define focal areas for building scientific and expert capacity for the development and implementation of AI systems and to build on the measures and activities set as a priority in other relevant national strategic documents, including in particular “Vision, Objectives and Priorities for the National Development Program: Bulgaria 2030.”
On the 14th of May 2020, the European Commission decided to refer Cyprus to the Court of Justice of the European Union due to its failure to implement a national register of road transport companies.
In July it appears that Turkish merger control activities left the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic behind.
There is much scope for charities to work more closely with business for mutual benefit, going beyond the provision of traditional CSR support, in order to address big problems facing all of us.
Understanding what you need to do when faced with the prospect of litigation is essential for in-house counsel. In this webinar Ana Lelliott provides her top tips for dealing with commercial disputes, discusses when to litigate or consider alternative options and provides a quick refresher on privilege and without prejudice.
Predatory or forced marriages faced by individuals (usually elderly) whose mental capacity is in doubt or who are vulnerable to undue influence remain an open wound for many families.
In Moore v 7595611 Canada Corp, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that there is no maximum cap for loss of care, guidance and companionship damages under the Family Law Act in Ontario. Family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, or siblings) of an injured or deceased person can seek these damages in a tort claim where the injury or death occurred due to the fault or negligence of another person.
Long overdue reforms on the way
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