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Dave Sherwin

Termination of Cayman vehicles – advance planning to minimise 2021 fees

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

​Cayman Islands vehicles which are considering termination may wish to initiate the process now to minimise or eliminate 2021 annual fees.

Eleanor Wilson

Health Canada issues interim order respecting drug shortages relating to COVID-19

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The minister of health recently approved the Interim Order Respecting the Prevention and Alleviation of Shortages of Drugs in Relation to COVID-19, which introduces new tools to address drug shortages, or the risk of drug shortages, that may be caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anand Shah

Securitisation trends and developments

Banking & Financial Services - India
AZB & Partners

Securitisation as a structured finance mechanism has several commercial advantages, including balance sheet and risk management, increased liquidity, cost-efficient financing, marketability of the resulting securities and an opportunity for portfolio diversification.

Carmel Green

Courts return to some normality

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

Some eight months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the courts officially resumed normal business in mid-September 2020.

Y Artemis Lai

CIPO's new guidelines on patentable subject matter explained

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently released new guidelines on patentable subject matter and examples applying the new guidelines to computer-implemented inventions, medical diagnostic methods and medical uses.

Kay C Georgi

New ECCN proposed for emerging software used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has proposed a new Export Control Classification Number to control software that is capable of being used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers due to concerns that such software could be used to create pathogens and toxins as biological weapons.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan