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Thomas Boone

Bank account pledges should be used with caution

Banking & Financial Services - France
Odi-se Avocats

Bank account pledges are often part of the security package in secured lending.

Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Director disqualification: 12-year disqualification penalty imposed

Corporate & Commercial - Guernsey
Ogier

When considering the penalties imposed on directors of Guernsey companies for misconduct or breaches of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, arguably the most serious penalty which can be imposed is a disqualification order.

Phillipe De Wulf

New monthly online COVID-19 telework registration obligation for employers from April 2021

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

As many employers either have not been or have been insufficiently respecting compulsory teleworking, the government has enhanced the monitoring of compulsory teleworking by introducing a new online registration obligation for employers.

Philip Lapin

No more chasing rainbows: advantages of black and white when filing Canadian trademark applications

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Some foreign brand owners may be surprised to learn that in Canada, when seeking to protect design (or figurative) marks, it is sometimes better to register marks in black and white in cases where the marks would normally be displayed in colour.

Jeremy Glover

Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners v McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

In a recent case, the Outer House of the Scottish Court of Session considered whether Clause W2.4 of the New Engineering Contract 3, in the form agreed between the parties, operated as a contractual bar to preclude resorting to the courts (or arbitration) if a dispute between the parties which fell within the scope of Clause W2 had not first been referred to adjudication..

Andrea Berenbaum

Federal Court of Appeal upholds Federal Court decision finding Shire's VYVANSE patent valid

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed Apotex's appeal of the Federal Court decision which held that the claims of Canadian Patent 2,527,646 were valid and prohibited the minister of health from issuing a notice of compliance to Apotex for its lisdexamfetamine product (Shire's VYVANSE) until the patent's expiry.

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Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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