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Kay C Georgi

Trump bars investments by US persons in Communist Chinese military companies

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

In his last days in office, President Trump has taken a swipe against companies identified by the Department of Defence as Communist Chinese military companies by prohibiting US persons from investing in such companies.

Anand Shah

Securitisation trends and developments

Banking & Financial Services - India
AZB & Partners

Securitisation as a structured finance mechanism has several commercial advantages, including balance sheet and risk management, increased liquidity, cost-efficient financing, the marketability of the resulting securities and the opportunity for portfolio diversification.

Carolyn Soakell

Self-employed financial support extended until April 2021

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The government's Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended for a further six months, providing two further three-month grants after the expiry of the second grant period.

Carlos P Martins

Air passenger rights group challenges CTA statements on COVID-19 vouchers

Aviation - Canada
WeirFoulds

In March 2020 the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) issued public statements suggesting that it could be reasonable for airlines to provide travel vouchers for flights cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than providing refunds.

Kristen Ruisi

Time is of the essence to avoid trademark fee increases set for 2021

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently enacted a rule that increases numerous fees for filing trademark applications, maintaining trademark registrations and filing oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Sascha Dethof

FCO provides further information on development of B2B internet platform

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

The Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has given further advice on the development of a business-to-business internet platform in a recently published case report on OLF Germany.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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