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Stuart Seidel

United Kingdom takes major step towards membership of Trans-Pacific free trade area

International Trade - United Kingdom
Baker McKenzie

The Department for International Trade recently announced that the United Kingdom has taken a major step in the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of the world's largest and most dynamic free trade areas.

Godofredo Mendes Vianna

New bill to develop cabotage trade sent to Congress

Shipping & Transport - Brazil
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

More than 20 years since the enactment of Law 9,432/97 (the Navigation Act), a major reform of Brazil's cabotage laws is underway.

Johnson Li

Landmark judicial interpretation promulgated in patent administrative cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Supreme People's Court recently promulgated the Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Laws in Adjudicating Administrative Cases Involving Granting and Affirmation of Patent Rights, which is the first judicial interpretation concerning the trial of patent administrative cases.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Andrew Osborne

ICIBI calls for evidence on UKVI's commercial partners' performance

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Employers and other stakeholders have until 1 October 2020 to provide the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI) with views on how well the commercial partners of UK Visas and Immigration are performing, for applications made both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Jennifer L Key

FERC takes narrow view of Broadview

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

In the long-awaited Broadview order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reinforced the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act's statutory limit for small power production qualifying facilities (SPP QFs) to a power production capacity of no more than 80MW.

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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, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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