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Maya Ito

Cabinet approves Renewable Energy Act amendment bill

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Cabinet recently approved the Proposal to Amend the Electricity Business Act for the Purposes of Establishing a Resilient and Sustainable Electricity System.

Raphael Mellerio

Franchisees cannot be classified as employees

Franchising - France
Aramis Law Firm

Some jurisdictions have recently held that certain independent workers (eg, Uber drivers) are actually classified as employees.

Uri Lampert

District court clarifies status of Section 102 shares held in trust

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

On 16 December 2019 the Haifa District Court determined that so long as shares awarded pursuant to Section 102 of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance (New Version) are held by a trustee for the benefit of a grantee, they confer no shareholder rights on the grantee.

Eleanor Wilson

Government introduces Bill C-4 to implement USMCA's required changes

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Bill C-4 – which addresses some of the changes required under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – was recently introduced in the House of Commons.

Alan Williams

Quasi-proprietary claims: use of disputed funds to pay legal costs

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In a recent case, the High Court considered to what extent a defendant should be permitted to use funds subject to a freezing injunction to fund its legal expenses where the claimant advances a quasi-proprietary claim over those funds.

Mary V Ward

COVID-19 company update

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

The Bermuda Registrar of Companies and the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) recently issued information on the steps that they have taken to protect the public and ensure the continuity of business in Bermuda as it responds to the coronavirus.

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Germany

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom