Law

London

Effects of the BREXIT on EU Trademarks

By Dr. Christoph Holzbach, FPS

Especially for companies offering their products or services on the European internal market, the EU trademark, i.e., a registered trademark that offers protection in all countries of the European Union, has been, and still is, the method of choice to obtain uniform trademark protection in all countries.

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Law

The Cross-Border Harmonisation of European Companies

By Prof Raffaele Torino, Bussoletti Nuzzo & Associati Avvocati

One of the main problems that has always affected companies in European Union (EU) countries has been the impossibility of moving from one country to another, with the change of the applicable law (lex societatis), without being placed into liquidation.

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Law

Boston

If You Have Employees Who Live or Work in Massachusetts, You Need to Relearn Non-Competes Right Now

By William P.H. Cary, D. Beth Langley and Bryan Starrett, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP

For companies with employees or contractors who live or work in Massachusetts, a recently passed law has significantly changed how covenants not to compete in that state may be used. The new law, which will take effect in October 2018, contains major changes to the state’s non-compete law, including:

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Law

Den Haag

New Dutch employment law to repair the flaws of the Work and Security Act

By Paulien van der Grinten, TeekensKarstens

In 2015, the Work and Security Act entered into effect, drastically changing Dutch employment law. These changes, however, were criticized for – in short – being too complex. Recently, a legislative proposal (the proposal) has been published which should make employment law more unambiguous, simpler and cheaper for employers.

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Law

New Judgment in the Netherlands on Partial Transition Fee

By Jeffrey L. Kenens, TeekensKarstens

On 14 September 2018, the Dutch Supreme Court ruled a groundbreaking judgment with farreaching financial consequences. The Supreme Court considered that a worker who was partially dismissed because of long-term disability is entitled to a partial transition fee.

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Law

Harassment at work: risk assessment and mitigation

By Alessandra Marcondes D’Elia and Pedro Ackel, WFaria Advogados

In the past few years, in Brazil, companies of the most varied sizes and segments have suffered severe financial and reputational losses due to judicial decisions that have granted huge damage compensation arising from moral and sexual harassment.

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Law

Sydney

By that very fact: ‘ipso facto’ clauses on hold from 1 July 2018

By Foez Dewan and Paulina Raad, McCabe Curwood

‘Ipso facto’ clauses enable a party to automatically enforce certain rights against a counterparty upon the occurrence of one or more events specified in a contract. This article discusses the effect of reforms that were introduced into the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) (the Act).

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