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Fiona Smith

New online verification service for lasting powers of attorney

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The Office of the Public Guardian recently launched its online service "Use a lasting power of attorney".

Sung-Yeon Cho

Relaxing of Enforcement Rules of the Design Protection Act from September 2020

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

Continuing the trend of relaxed requirements for design applications, the Enforcement Rules of the Design Protection Act have been further eased in several aspects.

Antonio Grieco

COVID-19 and shareholder loan reimbursement

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The reimbursement of shareholder loans to a company and the reimbursement of loans made by companies belonging to the same group are postponed until other company creditors have been reimbursed if there is an excessive imbalance between the financed company's debt and its net equity or if its financial situation would be better improved through a capital increase.

Hao Zhan

WFOE shopping: how do Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen compare for establishing an insurance WFOE in China?

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

Foreign insurers cannot directly sell insurance products in China unless they have successfully established a joint venture or wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) insurer in mainland China.

Lee Xin Div

Section 30 of CIPAA: apex court maintains mandatory direct payment obligation against employer under receivership

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

Section 30 of the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 creates a statutory obligation for a principal to make the payment awarded by an adjudication decision to a subcontractor in the event of the main contractor's failure to do so.

Alexander De Bleeckere

Advocate general issues opinion on SABAM's tariffs for festivals

Competition & Antitrust - Belgium
ALTIUS

Against the backdrop of the legal dispute between festival and concert organisers versus SABAM (the Belgian music authors' collecting society) regarding SABAM's tariffs for festivals and concerts being taken to the European level, in two parallel legal proceedings, one pending before the Brussels Court of Appeal and the other before the Antwerp Enterprise Court, the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union have been asked to shine a light on SABAM's tariffs..

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