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Meaghan Kent

Supreme Court weighs in on fair use and finds that Google's use of Java SE API is fair

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

After 10 years of litigation, the Supreme Court has put an end to the copyright case of the century, Google v Oracle, ruling that Google's use of Oracle's application programming interface Java code in the development of its Android operating system is a fair use as a matter of law.

Lucy Baughan

When can deliberate concealment postpone limitation periods?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently explored the meaning of 'deliberate concealment' and held that there need not be active steps of concealment for the start of a limitation period to be delayed under Section 32(1)(b) of the Limitation Act.

Sascha Dethof

FCO begins operating competition register: excluding companies from public procurement procedures

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher

The Federal Cartel Office has begun operating the competition register.

Síobhra Rush

New code of practice on right to disconnect

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The government has published its promised code of practice on the right to disconnect from work outside normal working hours.

Nick Crosbie

M&A market trends in 2020

Corporate Finance/M&A - European Union
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

This article – which is based on a recent study – provides insight into the legal provisions of M&A agreements across the European Union in 2020 and identifies key market trends.

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

Can majority foreign-owned companies purchase a majority stake in a Nigerian oil and gas E&P company?

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

In some circumstances, the indigenous preference provisions in the Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act 2010 may disadvantage the Nigerian economy as a whole and its oil and gas sector in particular.

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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