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Síobhra Rush

Who is considered an 'essential worker' under the latest Level 5 public health restrictions?

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

Under the latest Level 5 restrictions, employees in Ireland must work from home unless they are classified as essential workers and their work cannot be done at home.

Anthony V Lupo

DHS joins in broad enforcement effort against forced labour in apparel supply chains

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently blocked imports of cotton products from a major Chinese state-owned firm in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, saying that the company uses forced labour of ethnic Uighur Muslims.

Rodrigo Moraes Costa

BRPTO anticipates Phase II of Patent Prosecution Highway Programme

Intellectual Property - Brazil
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Ordinance 404 recently came into force, establishing Phase II of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Programme in Brazil.

Maciej Durbas

Lack of funds does not enable parties to escape arbitration

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Arbitration does not provide for legal aid or an exemption from paying costs.

Wendawn Miller-Frazer

CESRA: economic substance reporting deadline extension

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

The Commercial Entities Substance Requirements Act (CESRA) 2018 requires all legal entities registered in The Bahamas to comply with economic substance reporting by submitting an annual filing to the minister of finance.

Foo Joon Liang

Oppression versus derivative actions: courts' wide discretion maintained

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Federal Court recently refused leave to appeal a Court of Appeal decision which had found that the courts' powers in an oppression action are broad and unfettered.

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