We like to share our knowledge. About once a month one of the members of Globaladvocaten writes about the latest news or an interesting subject in a (short) blog. So stay up to date and read what’s going on below.

612, 2019

Juror or arbitrator?

December 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Benjamin K. Riley and Robert H. Bunzel The authors are principals with Bartko, Zankel, Bunzel & Miller in San Francisco. Arbitration: We read about judicial preference for it every day.  Mandatory arbitration clauses force numerous cases formerly heard by juries out of the court system. Given the U.S. Supreme Court’s expansive interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act, that’s not likely to change any time soon. What does this mean for [...]

2911, 2019

Why your Intellectual Property is in safe hands in Portugal

November 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Quick and simple registration systems can save your IP from falling into the wrong hands and ensure your business and your brand are protected in Portugal. In today's world a business’s brand is as important as its product or services. And the intellectual creations behind it are what gives a business its unique competitive edge. The importance of protecting your Intellectual Property (IP) assets cannot be undervalued. Neglecting to do [...]

2711, 2019

Record Fine in Germany (GDPR)

November 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Dr. Stefan Brink, State Data Protection Officer for the State of Baden-Württemberg, announced in a press release back on April 8, 2019, that “2019 will be the year of inspections.” Ever since the GDPR was introduced on May 25, 2018, it was always just a matter of time before data protection agencies would begin conducting detailed inspections, and reacting to user complaints, as well as, sanctioning data protection violations. The [...]

2211, 2019

New EU Rules on Working Conditions

November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The recently adopted Directive 2019/1152 on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions (“Directive”) introduces additional minimum rights for workers as well as new rules on the information to be provided by employers in regards to the essential elements of work. Scope of Directive The Directive does not create a uniform definition of “worker”. Instead, workers shall be defined by the nature of the employment relationship under national law, collective agreements and [...]