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Georgina Thomson

Cryptocurrency treated as property in freezing order

Banking - United Kingdom
Allen & Overy LLP

The High Court recently granted a freezing order over £1.5 million worth of bitcoin and ethereum cryptocurrency against a trading platform and its directors in only the second known example of the court treating cryptocurrency as property.

Samuel Denis

Obtaining patent protection for software in Europe

Intellectual Property - European Union
GEVERS

Under the European Patent Convention, a computer program per se is not considered a patentable invention; rather, program listings per se are protected by copyright.

Jennie Cherry

Preparing US tax and information returns: Forms 3520 and 3520-A

Private Client & Offshore Services - USA
Kozusko Harris Duncan

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ramping up compliance initiatives targeting failures to file US tax and information returns.

Aleksandra Kolenda

Draft Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms Act published

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The draft Promotion of Electricity Generation in Offshore Wind Farms Act was recently published on the Government Legislation Centre's website.

Huib Berendschot

Competence of district courts in summary proceedings relating to EU Community designs

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

The Supreme Court recently requested a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the competence of district courts in summary proceedings relating to EU Community designs.

Frank Spoorenberg

Partial annulment of award based on ultra petita grounds

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

A recent case addressed the partial annulment of an award which granted damages where the prayer for relief sought only a declaration (ultra petita).

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA