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Hugh Melamdowitz

Intellectual property: the lesser-known actor in film making

Intellectual Property - South Africa
Spoor & Fisher

In the film industry a lesser-known actor, so to speak, is intellectual property.

Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

In 2020 the comptroller of revenue issued practical guidance which stated that where a company had to alter its operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

Bernardine Adkins

State of play: new subsidy control regime

International Trade - United Kingdom
Gowling WLG

EU state aid law ceased to apply to the United Kingdom on the expiry of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 – save for limited exceptions as set out in the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement 2018.

Devinder Singh

Can retailers use a CVA to rewrite existing lease arrangements?

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

Increasing pressures placed on those operating in the retail and hospitality sectors as a result of COVID-19 means that there is likely to be an increasing use of company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) in these sectors.

Brandon Heard

Federal Court finds silodosin formulation patent valid but not infringed

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court recently issued a decision in a patent infringement action pursuant to Section 6(1) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations relating to silodosin.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Proposal to extend increased daily unemployment benefit and temporary lay-off periods until July 2021

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The government has proposed to extend until 1 July 2021 both the period in which the increased daily unemployment benefit rate applies and the temporary lay-off period.

OnDemand

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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