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Dave Sherwin

Economic substance requirements: overview

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The International Tax Cooperation (Economic Substance) Act reflected the Cayman Islands' commitment to its obligations as a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's global Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Inclusive Framework and corresponding EU requirements for no or nominal tax jurisdictions.

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Litigation - International
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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.

Marc Kish

Short-form mergers: Changyou.com judgment confirms appraisal rights

Corporate Finance/M&A - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Grand Court has confirmed that shareholders of companies that effect a short-form merger pursuant to Section 233(7) of Part XVI of the Companies Act (2021 Revision) are entitled to be paid the fair value of their shares on dissenting from the merger under Section 238 of the act.

Jesper Tiberg

Do parties have an absolute right to dispute in person in Sweden?

Arbitration & ADR - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, virtual hearings have become a common alternative to in-person hearings globally.

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

PIB 2020 and ministerial consent for assignments, novations and changes of control

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

One of the unstated objectives of the Petroleum Industry Bill 2020 is to clarify the law and practice of ministerial consent for assignments of interest in upstream oil and gas licences and leases.

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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