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Andrew Osborne

UK immigration beyond lockdown

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

UK visa processing is slowly starting to resume, but it is not yet business as usual.

Ian Teare

Limitation of liability – determining the meaning of 'operator' and 'manager'

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

The Admiralty Court recently handed down a judgment which looked in detail at the scope and meaning of the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims – in particular, the meaning of the phrase "the operator of the ship" in Article 1(2).

Peter S Spivack

DOJ updates roadmap to effective compliance programmes

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has updated its guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programmes, providing increased clarity on some of the key questions that prosecutors ask in assessing the adequacy of corporate compliance programmes when making charging, sentencing and plea and settlement decisions.

He Wei

CNIPA issues new administrative measures for use of special marks reserved for GIs

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently issued the new Administrative Measures for the Use of Special Marks Reserved for Geographical Indications (GIs) (Trial).

Caroline von Nussbaum

Compulsory licensing under Infection Protection Act: effects on data exclusivity under pharmaceutical law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

As part of its effort to secure potential COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, the government has introduced several amendments to the Infection Protection Act, most recently on 23 May 2020.

Markus Dörig

Are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic insured? Ombudsman commissions legal expert's opinion

Insurance - Switzerland
Badertscher Attorneys at Law

After spreading from Wuhan to Switzerland in less than three months, the COVID-19 crisis is creating major challenges for Swiss insurers, particularly with regard to whether insurance coverage for the effects of an epidemic also apply to a pandemic.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan