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Rachael Markham

HMRC Crown preference restored from 1 December 2020 – impact on lenders and UK corporates

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

The Finance Act 2020 recently received royal assent, confirming the anticipated but opposed intention to restore Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as a secondary preferential creditor on insolvency.

Rishabh Shroff

SEBI clarifies status of married daughters who become promoters of listed companies

Private Client & Offshore Services - India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

In India, many families are reluctant to pass their business wealth and assets onto their married daughters due to the perceived risk that the property ends up being controlled by their daughters' in-laws.

Alexander Vida

Hungarian authorities deem device mark SPIRIT to be misleading

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) recently issued ex officio a provisional refusal to register the international device mark SPIRIT in Hungary, holding that it was misleading because the word 'spirit' means alcohol, whereas the goods in Class 32 include mineral water, beer and soft drinks, which are not hard liquors.

Ben Reinders

Temporary Deferral of Payments Act 2020 introduced to protect companies from bankruptcy

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on legal matters and company wellbeing, creditors still have the same remedies at their disposal to recover unpaid debts and the Dutch courts are generally handling bankruptcy petitions and requests for pre-judgment attachment in the same way.

Brenda A Rogel Salgado

New national environment and natural resources policy

Environment & Climate Change - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources recently published the Environment and Natural Resources Sector Programme for 2020 to 2024, which is the nationwide policy on environment.

Renaud Barbier-Emery

Court declines to dismiss claim against shipowner for death of shipyard worker following demolition sale

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

Shipowners routinely give buyers in demolition sales complete freedom to deal with ships as they please following a sale, but do so at their peril.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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