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19/06/2019
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Block­chain and oth­er dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies (DLT) are ap­proach­ing the main­stream. Tech­no­logy com­pan­ies of­fer products for com­mer­cial pro­jects. IB­M's Block­chain Plat­form ref­er­ences “500+ cli­ent en­gage­ments to date”.
14/06/2019
The EUIPO de­liv­ers its ver­dict on the long­stand­ing dis­pute between...
EUTM Can­cel­la­tion Ac­tion: (1) Pro­mote Ice­land, (2) The Iceland­ic Min­istry for For­eign Af­fairs and (3) SA – Busi­ness Ice­land v. Ice­land Foods Lim­ited. Back­ground Three Iceland­ic au­thor­it­ies (“Iceland­ic Ap­plic­ants”) filed an ap­plic­a­tion for a de­clar­a­tion of in­valid­ity.
05/06/2019
Rus­sia of­fers visa-free entry dur­ing UEFA Euro 2020
For­eign na­tion­als plan­ning to at­tend UEFA Euro 2020 matches in Saint Peters­burg as spec­tat­ors will be able* to enter Rus­sia without a visa if they have a pass­port, a Fan ID, an en­trance tick­et for a match or doc­u­ments en­titling them to re­ceive tick­ets.
21/05/2019
New law es­tab­lishes con­di­tions for di­git­al rights in Rus­sia
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the so-called ‘Law on di­git­al rights’, Fed­er­al Law No. 34-FZ dated 18 March 2019*, will come in­to force. It in­tro­duces the concept of “di­git­al rights” in­to Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion, sim­pli­fies re­quire­ments as to the form of elec­tron­ic trans­ac­tions.
18/04/2019
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an ab­so­lute ob­lig­a­tion and a con­di­tion.
29/03/2019
New Rus­si­an law to reg­u­late and boost tour­ism
A new Reg­u­la­tion on the clas­si­fic­a­tion of ho­tels came in­to force on 27 Feb­ru­ary 2019. It was ap­proved by the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment in line with re­cent amend­ments* to the Fed­er­al Law “On the Frame­work of Tour­ism Activ­it­ies in the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion”* which came.
01/03/2019
New rules for cre­at­ing san­it­ary pro­tec­tion zones
Own­ers and op­er­at­ors of fa­cil­it­ies hav­ing an ex­cess­ive chem­ic­al, phys­ic­al or bio­lo­gic­al ef­fect on the en­vir­on­ment have un­til 15 March 2019 to sub­mit ap­plic­a­tions to the Fed­er­al Ser­vice for Sur­veil­lance on Con­sumer Rights Pro­tec­tion and Hu­man Well­being (“Rospo­treb­n­ad­zor”).
22/02/2019
Su­preme Court cla­ri­fies key as­pects of Rus­si­an con­tract law
The Plen­um of the Su­preme Court of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion ad­op­ted the Res­ol­u­tion* “On some is­sues of the ap­plic­a­tion of the gen­er­al pro­vi­sions of the Civil Code of the Rus­si­an Fed­er­a­tion on the con­clu­sion and in­ter­pret­a­tion of con­tracts”.
18/02/2019
CJEU Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al ap­proves In­vest­ment Court Sys­tem in EU-Canada...
On 29 Janu­ary 2019, Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al Yves Bot of the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) pub­lished his opin­ion that the in­vestor-state dis­pute set­tle­ment mech­an­ism of the EU-Canada Com­pre­hens­ive Eco­nom­ic and Trade Agree­ment (CETA) is com­pat­ible with EU law.
13/02/2019
Dot eu do­main names in a no deal Brexit - What's the plan?
In­tro­duc­tion EUR­id is the private, in­de­pend­ent, not for profit or­gan­isa­tion that has op­er­ated the. eu TLD since 2003. Last year EUR­id re­por­ted the EU Com­mis­sion’s No­tice to Stake­hold­ers which an­nounced that in the event of a no deal Brexit, UK in­di­vidu­als and.
18/01/2019
Rus­sia to reg­u­late state-owned, state-aided leas­ing com­pan­ies
A bill* which would reg­u­late leas­ing com­pan­ies that re­ceive or are in line to re­ceive state sup­port, or are un­der state con­trol, is cur­rently be­fore the State Duma. Sub­mit­ted by the gov­ern­ment in Novem­ber 2018, the bill is the con­tinu­ation of a three-year dis­cus­sion.
07/12/2018
New re­quire­ments an­nounced for con­tracts between food sup­pli­ers and...
On 9 Decem­ber 2018 amend­ments* to the Law on Trade* come in­to force, es­tab­lish­ing new re­stric­tions and pro­hib­i­tions between re­tail net­works and food sup­pli­ers. Among oth­er things, the Law on Trade sets spe­cial re­quire­ments for food sup­ply con­tracts, as well.