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Experiences of the New IP Court in Finland

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Finland is the first Nordic country to constitute a separate court solely for handling intellectual property matters. The Finnish IP Court has been established by expanding the jurisdiction of the Market Court, enabling it to pass judgments in practically all IP matters.

The Increasing Importance of Energy Security in an Unpredictable World

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In a politically, economically and environmentally volatile world, energy security is an increasingly important consideration. Paul Murphy of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy explores this idea, highlighting the market structures that would be more appropriate in the current era.

Recent Developments in US Labour Law


As the US remains deadlocked over new legislation affecting the framework of its federal employment law, John Sander of Jackson Lewis takes a look at recent developments in the country and the central role played by the National Labor Relations Board in the enforcement of existing statutes.

Labour & Employment 2015: Roundtable

Paul Callaghan, Morten Langer and Geoff Weirich discuss recent developments in labour and employment law, with a focus on their respective jurisdictions. They also provide insight into the changing role of lawyers as businesses look to stay ahead in a globalised marketplace.

The Changing World of the Employment Lawyer


With technological advancements and the impact of globalisation on business needs leading to a shift in client demands, Michael Burd of Lewis Silkin explores the changing role of the employment lawyer in this evolving environment.

A Portrait of the Spanish Labour Market


Iñigo Sagardoy de Simón, professor of employment law at the University of Francisco de Vitoria, reflects on the recent changes made to the Spanish labour laws and analyses the impact that these will likely have on Spain’s precarious labour market.

The Rise of Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuits Against Cosmetic Companies and Tips for Defending Them

James Muehlberger, Jennifer Stevenson and Madeleine McDonough of Shook Hardy & Bacon


Product Liability in the 21st Century

Rod Freeman

Amid the evolving product liability landscape, Rod Freeman of Hogan Lovells outlines how a variety of 21st century trends is affecting product manufacturers and advises how the market should mitigate new risk. 

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