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Martin L Saad

Mona Lisa or dog doo? Humour avoids trademark liability

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Trademark holders often face the dilemma of whether and how to respond when their marks are used for comic effect, particularly when the humour is at their expense for another's commercial gain.

Hao Zhan

Applicants must disclose facts when prompted by insurers to avoid rescission

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

When concluding insurance contracts, applicants have a duty of disclosure.

Charles Allen

Disclosure orders against banks' overseas branches

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In A1 v R1 a novel point appears to have arisen as to whether the High Court could grant Norwich Pharmacal relief in relation to the disclosure of documents and information concerning a bank account held not in Hong Kong but with the overseas branch of a Hong Kong bank.

Christoph Jirak

New ruling expands environmental organisations' rights in nature conservation procedures

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Higher Administrative Court issued an interesting ruling regarding the party status of environmental organisations (EOs).

Bruce Bennett

Supreme Court: mere retention of property does not violate automatic stay

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

In January 2021 the Supreme Court held that a creditor in possession of a debtor's property does not violate the automatic stay, specifically Section 362(a)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code, by retaining the property after the filing of a bankruptcy petition.

Dave Sherwin

Economic substance requirements: overview

Corporate Tax - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The International Tax Cooperation (Economic Substance) Act reflected the Cayman Islands' commitment to its obligations as a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's global Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Inclusive Framework and corresponding EU requirements for no or nominal tax jurisdictions.

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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