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06 May 2021

The UAE is no longer on the US Anti-Counterfeiting watch List, thanks to Dubai Government Customs' Intellectual Property Enforcement efforts

The UAE is no longer on the US Anti-Counterfeiting watch List, thanks to Dubai Government Customs' Intellectual Property Enforcement efforts Dubai Customs’ commitments to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property (IP) rights have paved the way for a new UAE benchmark. In its Annual Special Report on Intellectual Property…

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05 May 2021

Private tuition classes are illegal in the UAE; tutors could face a penalty of up to AED 50,000

Private tuition classes are illegal in the UAE; tutors could face a penalty of up to AED 50,000 According to Article 13 of Employment Law, if you're a Non-UAE National prior approval of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and a work permit are necessary to be obtained to work…

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04 May 2021

Transgenerational rights: From now on, the cost of changing your legal gender costs would be £5 only

Transgenerational Rights: From now on, the cost of changing your Legal Gender costs would be £5 only With the intention to make it easier for transgender people to afford, the expense of changing one's legal gender has been reduced from £140 to £5 as of today, 4 May 2021. The…

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03 May 2021

Delhi High Court warns of contempt action against Centre if the allocated 490 MT of oxygen is not supplied to Delhi today

Delhi High Court warns of contempt action against Centre if the allocated 490 MT of oxygen is not supplied to Delhi today Visibly shaken by the tragic death of eight patients due to lack of oxygen supply in a Delhi hospital today, the Delhi High Court on Saturday issued a…

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02 May 2021

The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed that Deliveroo riders are independent contractors, not employees in France

The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed that Deliveroo riders are independent contractors, not employees in France The Paris Court of Appeal, in a decision dated 7 April 2021, upheld the stance it took in November 2017 in favour of Deliveroo, refusing a delivery driver's offer to have his contract reclassified…

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29 Apr 2021

UK and Ireland bar associations team up to condemn China's sanctions on Essex Court Chambers

UK and Ireland bar associations team up to condemn China's sanctions on Essex Court Chambers The four professional bodies of barristers and advocates of the United Kingdom and Ireland have issued a joint condemnation of the sanctions announced by the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) against barrister…

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