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Christian Werenberg

Does the EU directive regarding 'large risks' include vessels bought for private use?

Insurance - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

In two previous verdicts a district court found that prorogation of jurisdiction can be validly agreed in a yacht insurance contract, even where consumer interests are concerned and the contract requires that legal proceedings be brought in a court in the insurer's home country.

Stuart Davis

United Kingdom to regulate buy-now-pay-later market

Banking & Financial Services - United Kingdom
Latham & Watkins LLP

The government has announced that interest-free buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) credit agreements will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Marco Manzone

Exercise of maritime liens on cargo to secure credits for freight and demurrages

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Civitavecchia Tribunal recently considered a vessel owner's application to exercise a maritime lien on a quantity of coal carried on board the vessel to secure its freight balance, demurrages and expenses towards the charterer after the charterer applied to open insolvency proceedings.

Stephanie Yonekura

2021 enforcement horizon: new administration's civil and criminal enforcement efforts

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

The Biden administration has hit the ground running, issuing a flurry of executive orders, actions and memoranda with sweeping implications affecting a wide range of key issues.

Fabian Huber

Court does not consider fabric masks to be medical devices

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Hamm Higher Regional Court recently found that fabric masks do not constitute medical devices, regardless of whether they are displayed alongside medical face masks or whether the public attributes to them a protective effect against COVID-19.

S R Patnaik

To trust or not to trust: Mumbai ITAT confirms exclusion of offshore trust's corpus fund from wealth tax

Private Client & Offshore Services - India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Although offshore discretionary trusts are an acceptable form of tax planning, they have been used as a means of money laundering.

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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