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Bernd Rajal

Sparking change: Renewable Energy Expansion Act published for evaluation

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

The eagerly awaited draft Renewable Energy Expansion Act (EAG) was recently published for evaluation.

Danliang Wang

Van Cleef & Arpels' four-leaf clover 3D trademark invalidated in China due to lack of distinctiveness

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Beijing IP Court recently denied the inherent and acquired distinctiveness of Van Cleef & Arpels' four-leaf clover 3D trademark.

Simona Zangrandi

New step-up option on taxpayer assets introduced

Corporate Tax - Italy
Studio Legale e Tributario Biscozzi Nobili Piazza

Decree-Law 104/2020 recently introduced a new opportunity for Italian companies to step up the cost of tangible and intangible assets (real estate and other immovable properties which are built or for resale are excluded) and participation in controlled and associated companies included in financial statements as of 31 December 2019.

Oliver Passmore

Royal Court demonstrates its ability to assist in administration of foreign trusts

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

In a recent decision, the Royal Court considered – for the first time – whether it can exercise a foreign statutory power on the application of a trustee of a foreign trust.

Victor Onyegbado

Shipping loans and collateral damage

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Shipping finance transactions are characterised by peculiar risk factors principally on account of shipping assets' transient operations.

Cline Glidden

Q&A: earning residency through business investment

Employment & Immigration - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Cayman Islands has two residency by business investment programmes: the Certificate of Direct Investment and the Residency Certificate (Substantial Business Presence).

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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