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Marjorie Clara Soto

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Act effective immediately

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

Employers with more than 500 employees nationally, and employers of healthcare providers and emergency responders previously exempted from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act requirements, must provide Californian employees with two weeks' supplemental paid sick leave for specified COVID-19 reasons.

Guy Tompkins

Court of Appeal confirms right to cancel insurance contract for fraudulent claims

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the consequences which flow from an insured providing dishonest information in support of an insurance claim.

Alain Levy

Equity swaps and takeover bids: intentions matter

Corporate Finance/M&A - France
AyacheSalama

In April 2020 the Financial Markets Regulator (AMF) heavily penalised a hedge fund for omitting to disclose its objectives regarding a takeover bid after it had purchased large amounts of equity swaps in shares of the company subject to the takeover.

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.

Altair Richards

Is the 2020 Cannabis Bill a flower among weeds or a weed among flowers?

Product Regulation & Liability - South Africa
ENSafrica

The 2020 Cannabis Bill outlines the regulations under which adults may legally cultivate, possess and use cannabis for private use and recreational purposes.

Johnson Li

Landmark judicial interpretation promulgated in patent administrative cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Supreme People's Court recently promulgated the Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Laws in Adjudicating Administrative Cases Involving Granting and Affirmation of Patent Rights, which is the first judicial interpretation concerning the trial of patent administrative cases.

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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