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Teresa Polino

FTC proposes new Made in the USA rule to expand enforcement authority

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published a proposed rule for Made in the USA (MUSA) claims which would codify its current standard that unqualified MUSA claims for a product should have a reasonable basis for asserting that all or virtually all of the product is made in the United States and authorise it to assess monetary penalties on unsubstantiated claims.

Rachael Markham

HMRC Crown preference restored from 1 December 2020 – impact on lenders and UK corporates

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

The Finance Act 2020 recently received royal assent, confirming the anticipated but opposed intention to restore Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as a secondary preferential creditor on insolvency.

Adekunle Obebe

Legality of retaining travellers' passports on arrival in Nigeria amid COVID-19 pandemic

Employment & Immigration - Nigeria
Bloomfield Law

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have issued guidelines and directives to curtail the further spread of COVID-19 and protect airport users.

Eric Favre

Execution-only relationship – transactions without mandate and calculation of damages

Banking & Financial Services - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

A recent Supreme Court decision concerned a case in which a relationship manager with a Swiss bank left said bank without the relevant bank's client being informed.

Cindy Shu Qi Zhen

Supreme Court releases exposure draft on several provisions concerning IP civil litigation evidence

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Supreme Court recently released an exposure draft on several provisions concerning evidence specifically relating to civil litigations involving IP matters.

Antonio Grieco

New law decree simplifies administrative procedures for shareholders

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

Law Decree 76/2020 was recently enacted as part of Italy's strategy to simplify some of its bureaucratic procedures and, among other things, ease the requirements which apply to companies that wish to increase their share capital.

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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