International Law Office

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Mark Chorazak

LIBOR transition update: financial institutions brace for exam scrutiny

Banking & Financial Services - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Federal Reserve Board recently published guidance for examiners on how to assess a supervised firm's progress in its transition away from the use of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

Elizabeth Small

Business asset disposal relief – a summary

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Governments recognise that encouraging people to start businesses and employ others is important for the economy, and that any charge to tax on disposal should be mitigated to recognise the years of work involved in building a business and the financial risk that people take in doing so.

Jean-Jacques Canonici

Role of patent data in innovation lifecycle: ideation stage

Intellectual Property - International
GEVERS

Patent-related data is a recognised source of information about technological innovation programmes and the patenting strategies of parties in a particular field.

Huib Berendschot

Supreme Court addresses confusion between descriptive, non-distinctive trade names

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD

Under the Trade Names Act, descriptive trade names can enjoy protection against the use of identical or similar trade names if such use is likely to confuse the public.

Andreas Fjærvoll-Larsen

BIMCO launches Asvtime for accommodation support vessels

Shipping & Transport - International
Wikborg Rein

The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) recently expanded its suite of offshore contracts by launching the new standard time charter for accommodation support vessels, the Asvtime.

Caroline von Nussbaum

Exceptional authorisations for rapid COVID-19 tests for laypeople

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Besides vaccination, one of the most important measures to counter the COVID-19 pandemic is to test people for the virus and order them to quarantine if necessary.

OnDemand

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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