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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.

Stephan Erbe

Time charters in inland river cruising and COVID-19: the situation under Swiss law

Shipping & Transport - Switzerland
ThomannFischer

The river cruise industry is without doubt one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by COVID-19 measures.

Simon Hart

What does 'market practice' entail? Court of Appeal rules on use of term in ISDA master agreement

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently held that 'market practice' is too wide a term to be implied into an International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) master agreement covering currency trading transactions by dismissing a claim arising from the 'de-pegging' of the Swiss franc from the euro.

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.

Emily Haithwaite

Jersey expert funds

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

Jersey expert funds were introduced to enhance Jersey's attractiveness as a jurisdiction for the establishment of funds aimed at institutional and high-net-worth investors.

Alain Levy

Equity swaps and takeover bids: intentions matter

Corporate Finance/M&A - France
AyacheSalama

In April 2020 the Financial Markets Regulator (AMF) heavily penalised a hedge fund for omitting to disclose its objectives regarding a takeover bid after it had purchased large amounts of equity swaps in shares of the company subject to the takeover.

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