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Michael Hanson

Privy Council clarifies Bermuda's '60/40 rule'

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

In a judgment which is likely to have wide-ranging implications for local companies subject to the '60/40 rule', the Privy Council recently held that local companies may confer on non-Bermudians "de facto control by commercial arrangements", provided that non-Bermudians have no control over the manner in which directors and shareholders vote..

Jürg Schneider

Implementation plan adopted for national cybersecurity strategy

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently adopted a plan to implement the national strategy to protect Switzerland against cyber risks until 2022 and took additional steps towards the establishment of a cybersecurity competence centre.

Katie Lee

Procedural decisions under PMNOC Regulations: common validity issues and naming of defendants

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In two recent cases, the Federal Court considered procedural decisions in actions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

Llewellyn V Boyer-Cartwright

Government reopens negotiations on overflight fees and airspace management

Aviation - Bahamas
Callenders & Co

The Bahamas' flight information region airspace comprises tens of thousands of miles and is subject to significant overflight activity.

David M Lynn

SEC proposes changes to 'accelerated filer' and 'large accelerated filer' definitions

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently proposed amendments to the 'accelerated filer' and 'large accelerated filer' definitions adopted under the Securities Exchange Act 1934.

Zhanhua Sun

CNIPA releases draft amendment to patent examination guidelines

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The China National Intellectual Property Administration has released the Draft Amendment to the Patent Examination Guidelines.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey