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Marc Kish

Snapshot: determining whether a petition debt is disputed on substantial grounds

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

It is trite law that where a petition debt is disputed in good faith and on substantial grounds, the Grant Court's ordinary practice is to dismiss or strike out the winding-up petition.

Emma Griffiths

More is more when giving notice of claims under SPAs

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Failure to comply with a contractual requirement to give notice of a claim under a sale and purchase agreement can cause a buyer's claim to fail, even if the seller is already aware of the matters that give rise to the claim.

Y Artemis Lai

CIPO's new guidelines on patentable subject matter explained

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) recently released new guidelines on patentable subject matter and examples applying the new guidelines to computer-implemented inventions, medical diagnostic methods and medical uses.

Masakazu Masujima

Insurance solicitation using web conferencing systems

Insurance - Japan
Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, insurance solicitation using Zoom and other web-based conferencing systems has attracted more attention than ever before since such systems enable insurance solicitors and customers to visually communicate with each other from remote locations.

Rikke Falk Dambo

Employees' duty to provide information on inventions

Employment & Immigration - Denmark
Norrbom Vinding

If an employee makes an invention as part of an employment relationship and if the exploitation of the invention falls within their employer's field of work, the employee must inform their employer.

Bernardine Adkins

Merger control: greater scope for government intervention

Competition & Antitrust - United Kingdom
Gowling WLG

The government has published details of the National Security and Investment Bill, which will introduce a foreign direct investment screening regime in the United Kingdom.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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