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Patricia Yeung

Protecting personal data under working-from-home arrangements

Employment & Immigration - Hong Kong
Howse Williams 何韋律師行

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way in which businesses are run and to a certain extent normalised remote-working arrangements.

David Schwartz

Options to consider when requesting an extension to respond to the Patent Office

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The recent extensive amendments to the Patent Act and Patent Rules have complicated the process of responding to an office action (ie, examiner's report) issued by the Patent Office.

S R Patnaik

To trust or not to trust: Mumbai ITAT confirms exclusion of offshore trust's corpus fund from wealth tax

Private Client & Offshore Services - India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Although offshore discretionary trusts are an acceptable form of tax planning, they have been used as a means of money laundering.

Rosario M Vignali

New York legislation regulating use of e-bicycles and e-scooters

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

As of November 2020, e-scooters are legal in New York City.

Fabian Huber

Court does not consider fabric masks to be medical devices

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Hamm Higher Regional Court recently found that fabric masks do not constitute medical devices, regardless of whether they are displayed alongside medical face masks or whether the public attributes to them a protective effect against COVID-19.

Richard Schmidt

CCP amendment: fairer balance between form and content

Litigation - Hungary
SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners

The Civil Code of Procedure, which has been criticised for sacrificing fundamental rights to achieve accelerated civil proceedings, has finally been amended by the legislature.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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