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Antony Sassi

Court of Appeal sets aside contempt regarding statement of truth

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal allowed the defendant's appeal against a lower court's finding that he had made a false statement of truth with respect to an admission in a defence filed on behalf of a company.

Hans Eriksson

Calculation of damages in cases of misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright infringement

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

In its first judgment of 2021, the Labour Court used a textbook case of misappropriation of trade secrets – where a previous employee had absconded with trade secrets and copyright-protected works that were subsequently used by his new competing venture – to clarify the method to be applied when calculating total damages under both legal regimes.

Jason R Lehner

SEC adopts payment disclosure rules for resource extraction companies

Banking & Financial Services - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a final rule which requires US and foreign resource extraction issuers to disclose any payments made to the US federal government or foreign governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals.

Sebastian Hepp

New gender quotas for publicly listed companies and transparency rules for commodity sector enter into force

Corporate & Commercial - Switzerland
Badertscher Attorneys at Law

On 1 January 2021, as part of the new corporate governance regulations, the new provisions regarding gender quotas and transparency rules for the commodity sector entered into force.

Heather Corben

Directors' role in ensuring that overseas companies are and remain non-UK resident for tax purposes

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Directors of non-UK-incorporated, non-UK tax resident companies which have some connection with the United Kingdom have an important role in ensuring that the company in question does not become UK tax resident.

Viktoria Hybbinette

Labour Court rules on awarding damages under Trade Secrets Act

Employment & Immigration - Sweden
Wistrand

Whether an employee can make use of previously attained know-how, knowledge and skills in a new position is largely governed by the Trade Secrets Act, as well as the particular circumstances at hand and the employee's actions.

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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