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Ben Yuu

Strengthened provisions for keeping designs secret

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

Unlike patent applications, which are published in full after a fixed period to prevent redundant research and investment, the details of design applications are disclosed via publication in the Design Gazette at the time of registration.

Pawel Kulak

UOKiK fines six manufacturers of railway sleepers for bid rigging

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced that it had fined six manufacturers of wooden railway sleepers more than €3 million for bid rigging.

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.

David R Hamill

USTR Tai takes control of Trump tariffs

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Now that United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai has officially assumed office, there have been some early developments to take ownership of both the ongoing investigations regarding digital service taxes and the EU Airbus dispute.

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.

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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