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Jennifer L Key

FERC sows some confusion as to interconnection jurisdiction for QFs that are exclusively DER aggregation participants

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

One would think that the issue of jurisdiction over interconnections to distribution facilities of resources selling wholesale power could not get more complex.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Termination prohibition, unilateral unpaid leave and short-time working allowance extended again

Employment & Immigration - Turkey
Gün + Partners

Shortly after the publication of Law 7252 in the Official Gazette, several presidential decrees were published, extending the termination prohibition, unilateral unpaid leave and the short-time working allowance.

Graham Hood

Not all pun and games: Federal Court not amused with cannabis company's brand parody

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

A recent Federal Court decision illustrates the danger of adopting a mark or name inspired by a famous or well-known brand, even when confusion is unlikely.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Neetika Ahuja

MCA temporarily allows virtual AGMs: help or hindrance?

Corporate & Commercial - India
Clasis Law

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing restrictions on the movement of individuals, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) recently issued a circular allowing companies to convene their annual general meeting (AGM) through videoconferencing or other audiovisual means (ie, electronically).

Alexander Vogel

499 + 1 = 500? Practical approach on new 500-investor threshold exemption

Banking & Financial Services - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

In January 2020 the Financial Services Act and the Financial Services Ordinance entered into force and established comprehensive rules relating to prospectuses offering securities and the admission of securities to trading, which will apply to all types of financial instrument.

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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, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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