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Bryan De Verneuil-Smith

Snapshot: pre-action disclosure

Litigation - Guernsey
Ogier

Unlike in England, pre-trial disclosure against a third party is generally not available in Guernsey.

Kaan Demir

Restrictions on bearer shares to counter financing of terrorism

Corporate & Commercial - Turkey
Kayum & Demir

The Turkish Grand National Assembly has promulgated the Act on the Prevention of the Financing of Propagation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which foresees material amendments to the Commercial Code's provisions regarding bearer share certificates.

Emily Haithwaite

Economic substance: clarification of COVID-19 concession

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

In March 2020 the Comptroller of Revenue released a concession confirming that where companies had to alter their operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under Article 6 of the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

David Hanke

Foreign adversaries in tech supply chain may be under microscope

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

As one of the last official actions of the Trump administration, the US Department of Commerce issued the Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain interim final rule.

Francesco Paolo Ballirano

ENAC issues new drone regulation to align national rules with EU legislation

Aviation - Italy
Studio Pierallini

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) has issued a new regulation on unmanned aircraft (ie, drones), which aligns the existing national rules with EU Regulation 2018/1139.

Bruno Floriani

Cold cut for franchisees! Supreme Court of Canada denies designated supplier's duty of care for pure economic loss

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

The Supreme Court of Canada recently dismissed the proposed class action brought by Mr Sub franchisees against Maple Leaf Foods for damages resulting from a listeria outbreak linked to Maple Leaf cold cuts.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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