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Anand Shah

RBI issues regulatory framework for housing finance companies

Banking & Financial Services - India
AZB & Partners

The Reserve Bank of India recently issued a circular introducing changes to the regulatory framework for housing finance companies (HFCs).

Marwa M Hassoun

Military licence review factors expanded for NS-controlled items to China, Venezuela and Russia

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently issued a final rule amending the licence review policy for items on the Commerce Control List that are controlled for national security reasons and destined for China, Venezuela or Russia.

Costas Stamatiou

Arrest of ships and orders prohibiting dealings with Cyprus-registered ships

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The admiralty division of the Supreme Court recently issued a judgment confirming that a warrant of arrest may be issued only in in rem proceedings against a vessel itself.

Patricia Yeung

Statutory maternity leave to be extended to 14 weeks

Employment & Immigration - Hong Kong
Howse Williams 何韋律師行

The recently passed Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 will introduce changes to the Employment Ordinance (Cap 57) which are expected to come into force by the end of 2020.

Jae-sang Lim

Relying on KIPO to combat infringement

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) operates a special judicial police (SJP) unit under which officials belonging to the KIPO can take charge of criminal cases relating to the infringement of IP rights.

Gan Khong Aik

Derivative proceedings: leave of court is substantive legal requirement

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that Sections 347(1) and (2) of the Companies Act 2016, which require leave of court to be obtained before any action may be initiated on behalf of a company and any such action to be brought in the name of the company, are substantive law and not merely procedural.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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