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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.

Sascha Dethof

Federal Court of Justice demonstrates antitrust law limits to data collection through Facebook

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Court of Justice recently decided in interim proceedings that Facebook must implement a Federal Cartel Office order of 15 February 2019 regarding the storage and processing of user data with immediate effect until the decision in the main proceedings.

André Maré

African Union publishes COVID-19 vaccine strategy

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Africa
ENSafrica

The African Union (AU) recently published a COVID-19 vaccine strategy.

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

New bill seeks to align Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act with industry best practices

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

The Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Bill 2020 recently passed its second reading in the Senate and was subsequently referred to the Committee on Local Content for further consideration.

Francisco Venetucci

Use of open-loop scrubbers complies with Argentine regulations

Shipping & Transport - Argentina
Venetucci & Asociados

Argentina has not ratified Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and there is no domestic legislation concerning the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems.

Patricia Barboza

New rules on reduction of working hours and salaries and suspension of employment agreements

Employment & Immigration - Brazil
CGM Advogados

This article summarises the practical impact of Law 14,020/2020 and Decree 10,422/2020 on Provisional Measure 936 and employers.

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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