Le droit du travail face à l’épidémie du Covid-19

Guest writer - April 7, 2020

Le 16 mars 2020, le Président de la République a déclaré la France « en guerre » contre le Covid-19. Quelques jours plus tard, l’ensemble du territoire français a été placé en état d’urgence sanitaire, ce qui entraîne un certain nombre de conséquences au regard du droit du travail. Un rapide état des lieux s’impose. 1. Le […]

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How to protect “Artificial Intelligence (AI)” effectively?

Guest writer - December 17, 2019

Luckily, artificial intelligence in its literal sense is just a buzzword. The terminology “Artificial Intelligence” was born during a Conference in Dartmouth 1956. Since then computer technology has made giant steps. But, until today the technical means to create intellectual capability matching those of humans does not exist. Hence, one differentiates between “weak AI” – […]

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Crisis and Insolvency

Guest writer - April 16, 2019

A glimpse on the changes to the Italian companies’ law following the recent approval of the new code of crisis and insolvency (formerly bankruptcy law) On 12th January 2019 the new “code of crisis and insolvency” has been published on Italian Official Gazette (legislative decree 14/2019), which has completely reformed the Italian bankruptcy law and […]

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Foreign investment into the UK is on the rise, Despite Brexit uncertainties

Guest writer - October 11, 2018

According to the Bank of England, the uncertainty around the UK’s planned departure from the European Union has led to a slowdown in the amount of foreign investment in UK companies. However, despite this, recent figures released by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that foreign investment into the UK’s high- growth […]

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Entry of foreign law firms in India

Guest writer - April 12, 2018

The entry of foreign law firms in India, has been contested since long and has been a topic which has divided the legal fraternity in India since long, with there being supporters of both sides of the coin. However, recently, the Supreme Court of India finally laid to rest at least for the time being, […]

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The Orders Dated 22 September 2017 Reforming Labour Law

Guest writer - December 18, 2017

As part of the ‘flexisecurity’ movement and pursuing the dynamics of revision of the Labour code initiated by the previous governments, no less than five orders adopted on 22 September 2017 are trying to take up the challenge of modernizing and securing both the social dialogue and work relationships in France. The social dialogue Pursuing […]

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Material Changes in Hungarian Competition Law in the Light of EU Antitrust Damages Directive

Guest writer - December 18, 2017

In order to implement the European Union (EU) Antitrust Damages Directive (2014/104/EU) into Hungarian law in due course, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a major amendment to the Competition and Antitrust Act No. LVII of 1996 by Act No. CLXI of 2016 (the “Amendment Act”) The change came into effect on January 15, 2017. This implementation […]

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Liabillity of Banks and BoD for downpayments buying properties

Guest writer - October 24, 2017

The Spanish Supreme Court has recently ruled that banks and directors of real estate developer companies may be liable for losses caused to consumers regarding sales of properties that were sold before being completely built. The Court had to decide upon several claims filed by consumers who bought off-plan properties to developers that eventually would […]

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Guest Writer: New Italian Supreme Court guidelines regarding dismissals for objective justified reasons

Guest writer - March 15, 2017

With Judgement No. 25201 dated December 7th, 2016, the Italian Court of Cassation has finally set up new guidelines regarding dismissals for objective justified reasons. The topic has been in the past years subject to an intense legal and doctrinal debate, concerning the legitimate nature of the dismissal of an employee for objective justified reason […]

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Reform of French labour litigation

Guest writer - October 3, 2016

Decree n°2016-660 of 20 May 2016 relating to Labour justice and court treatment of labour litigation, implementing Law n°2015-990 of 6 August 2015 called « Macron », deeply reforms labour litigation proceedings before both the labour court and the court of appeal. According to the labour ministry, these texts « renew the procedure applicable before [the labour court] […]

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