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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.

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.

Nan Jiang

Punitive damages highlighted in new judicial interpretation on food safety

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Laws in the Trial of Civil Cases Involving Disputes over Food Safety (I) recently came into force.

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.

Mark Pantry

What lies beneath – ground risk and site conditions

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

Unforeseen site conditions cause delay and cost overruns for projects of all sizes.

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.

OnDemand

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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