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Yuming Wang

Publishing house awarded Rmb1.5 million in damages for trade dress copycat

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Commercial Press has published the Dictionary of Frequently Used Ancient Chinese Characters since 1979.

Rosario M Vignali

New York legislation regulating use of e-bicycles and e-scooters

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

As of November 2020, e-scooters are legal in New York City.

Michael Lips

New attempt to tighten rules on foreign real property investments

Real Estate - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

The Legal Affairs Committee of the National Council recently submitted an initiative that would temporarily prohibit the acquisition of business premises by persons abroad.

Christian Werenberg

Does the EU directive regarding 'large risks' include vessels bought for private use?

Insurance - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

In two previous verdicts a district court found that prorogation of jurisdiction can be validly agreed in a yacht insurance contract, even where consumer interests are concerned and the contract requires that legal proceedings be brought in a court in the insurer's home country.

S R Patnaik

To trust or not to trust: Mumbai ITAT confirms exclusion of offshore trust's corpus fund from wealth tax

Private Client & Offshore Services - India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Although offshore discretionary trusts are an acceptable form of tax planning, they have been used as a means of money laundering.

Jennifer L Key

Order 872-related FERC and state proceedings initiated in its initial weeks of effectiveness

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Now that Order 872 has been effective for a few weeks, the first few proceedings that will inform its implementation have commenced.

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