International Law Office

Latest updates

Luc Courtois

Impact of COVID-19 crisis on liquid and illiquid funds and their managers

Banking & Financial Services - Luxembourg
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg S.à r.l.

Due to the capital markets conditions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, liquid funds may need to activate their gating provisions in order to limit redemptions, in accordance with the terms of the fund's prospectus.

Alexander Vida

Protectability of foreign word combinations

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

Hungarian case law frequently discusses the protectability of foreign word combinations.

Vanessa van Coppenhagen

Life sciences acquisitions and divestments

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

To establish a portfolio of investments, BioVentures, South Africa's first niche biotechnology and life sciences venture capital fund, looked for South African start-ups with proprietary technology that gives them a competitive advantage; a large, growing and preferably international market; multiple products and markets rather than a single product and market; and a quality and balanced management team.

Annemieke Spijker

Court rules that 'fear of loss' does not constitute damage under CMR

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

Under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), carriers are liable for the total or partial loss of goods or damage to goods that occurs between the carrier taking charge of the goods and delivery.

Will Pearce

Regulatory scrutiny of M&A transactions: United Kingdom extends power to intervene in foreign takeovers

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

The government recently announced amendments to the merger control regime which extend its discretionary powers to intervene on national security or public interest grounds.

David Smyth

Novel method of service using data room

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In Hwang v Golden Electronics Inc, the Court of First Instance of the High Court has approved a novel order allowing the plaintiffs to serve certain court documents on several of the defendants using a data room.

OnDemand

1

Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

2

Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

3

Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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