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Oki Mori

Data protection regulation amendments: new information categories and data subject rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In 2020 the Diet promulgated the Amendment Act of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, which will come into force by June 2022.

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Daniel Hrcka

Supreme Court revisits arbitrator independence

Arbitration & ADR - Czech Republic
Allen & Overy LLP

In November 2020 the Supreme Court issued a decision significantly affecting the review of arbitration clauses by the Czech courts.

David Schwartz

Patentability of diagnostic methods – has the Patent Office drawn the line?

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

IP offices have long grappled with whether a medical diagnostic constitutes a traditionally patentable concrete or physical method or instead is merely an unpatentable and intangible abstract idea.

Dave Sherwin

Economic substance requirements: overview

Corporate Tax - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The International Tax Cooperation (Economic Substance) Act reflected the Cayman Islands' commitment to its obligations as a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's global Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Inclusive Framework and corresponding EU requirements for no or nominal tax jurisdictions.

Marcel Meinhardt

Capital cost rates for electricity supply, renewable energy production and high-pressure natural gas networks

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Federal Electricity Supply Act regulates the fee structure to be applied by electricity suppliers when delivering electricity to end consumers.

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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