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Huib Berendschot

Supreme Court addresses confusion between descriptive, non-distinctive trade names

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

Under the Trade Names Act, descriptive trade names can enjoy protection against the use of identical or similar trade names if such use is likely to confuse the public.

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Sally Edwards

Royal Court intervenes to set aside trustee decision

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

In a recent case, the Royal Court intervened to set aside a decision of the trustee not to make the spouse of the settlor a beneficiary in her own right.

Marc Kish

Short-form mergers: Changyou.com judgment confirms appraisal rights

Corporate Finance/M&A - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Grand Court has confirmed that shareholders of companies that effect a short-form merger pursuant to Section 233(7) of Part XVI of the Companies Act (2021 Revision) are entitled to be paid the fair value of their shares on dissenting from the merger under Section 238 of the act.

Takayuki Matsunaga

Extension of wage claim limitation period under Labour Standards Act

Employment & Immigration - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In April 2020 the Act on Partial Amendment of the Labour Standards Act entered into force, extending the wage claim limitation period.

Mark Chorazak

LIBOR transition update: financial institutions brace for exam scrutiny

Banking & Financial Services - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Federal Reserve Board recently published guidance for examiners on how to assess a supervised firm's progress in its transition away from the use of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

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