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Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

Gas Flaring and Minerals and Mining Bills undergo second reading

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

Two bills relating to the oil and gas industry recently passed their second reading in the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectfully.

He Wei

CNIPA releases exposure draft on Guide for Determining Geographical Indications as Generic Names

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In March 2020 the China National Intellectual Property Administration released an exposure draft on the Guide for Determining Geographical Indications as Generic Names.

Carolin Schilling-Schulz

Insurance premium tax: Federal Ministry of Finance issues guidelines on determination of policyholders

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Federal Ministry of Finance recently issued guidelines on the determination of policyholders who are persons of relevance for insurance premium tax (IPT) as their registered office in Germany might trigger IPT.

Janine Häsler

No review by Swiss courts of government's approach to climate change

Litigation - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Supreme Court has held that an association of elderly women lacks standing to request the Swiss courts to review Switzerland's approach to meeting the Paris Agreement targets to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Frank Spoorenberg

First annulment of investment arbitration award by Supreme Court

Arbitration & ADR - Switzerland
Tavernier Tschanz

In a recently published decision, the Supreme Court – for the first time – partially annulled an arbitral award issued in an investment arbitration.

Carole Cook

HMRC nudge letters

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The implementation of the Common Reporting Standard and other data exchange regimes means that Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is receiving substantial information about the global tax affairs of persons with connections to the United Kingdom, which will enable it to target those who may have failed to declare all of their tax liabilities accurately.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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