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Jae-sang Lim

KIPO measures to prevent online counterfeits

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

According to a Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) press release, the number of reports concerning online counterfeits has increased by 204.4% year-on-year following the increase in online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marcel Meinhardt

Regulatory initiatives to boost sustainable finance and transition to clean energy

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

Federal authorities have concluded that further efforts are needed for the Swiss financial sector to play its part in achieving Switzerland's climate targets, despite numerous financial institutions now holding stakes in companies that are developing clean energies and e-mobility.

Anna Turi

Future Hungarian 'superbank' exempted from merger control scrutiny

Competition & Antitrust - Hungary
Schoenherr

The planned merger of three banks into a new Hungarian bank holding (a so-called 'superbank') was announced in Spring 2020.

Karsten Metzlaff

Appeals court finds clause allowing franchisor to unilaterally increase franchise fee to be invalid

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

The Jena Higher Regional Court recently held that a clause which allows a franchisor to adjust the franchise fee at the beginning of each quarter and does not clearly disclose to the franchisee the scope of the fee increase mechanism is in breach of the law regarding general terms and conditions, which applies to standard-form contracts and thus standardised franchise agreements.

David Hanke

Trump and Congress pave way for potential delisting of publicly traded Chinese companies

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

President Trump recently signed into law the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which aims to increase oversight of Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges and force the delisting of those that refuse to comply with US audit inspection requirements.

Philippe Hameau

Mining arbitration: recent dispute trends

Arbitration & ADR - Africa
Norton Rose Fulbright

Africa's economic growth has historically been linked to the fluctuation of commodity prices and it supplies significant amounts of minerals in global demand.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru