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Martin L Saad

Supreme Court eases path to profits recovery in Lanham Act cases

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

In April 2020 the Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a Lanham Act trademark infringement case may recover a defendant's profits without having to prove that the defendant acted wilfully.

Valery Narezhniy

Russia revises double tax avoidance agreements with numerous countries

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

In 2020 Russia launched an intensive process of revising its bilateral tax agreements with numerous jurisdictions.

Harriet Evans

Quincecare duty bowls out HSBC

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has held that banks may be liable for breaches of the Quincecare duty even where the customer's net assets have not been reduced by the breach.

Francesco Pedroni

Temporary rules for redundancy

Employment & Immigration - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government has extended the ban on individual and collective redundancies due to organisational or economic reasons until the end of 2020 (Law Decree 104/2020).

Norman Wisely

32nd offshore licensing round sees 113 licences awarded by OGA

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently announced its offer for the award of 113 licences over 259 blocks or part-blocks to 65 companies.

Sanaya F Vachha

Generic trademarks and deceptive marketing practices: Competition Commission rejects genericism defence

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

Pursuant to a complaint filed by Nimco Corner, the Competition Commission initiated an inquiry into, and thereafter issued show cause notices to, two respondents for engaging in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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