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Ingrid Luyten

There's no such thing as an international patent

Intellectual Property - International
GEVERS

Patents are restricted to a specific territory and no single patent confers protection for inventions worldwide.

Emily Haithwaite

Economic substance: clarification of COVID-19 concession

Corporate Tax - Jersey
Ogier

In March 2020 the Comptroller of Revenue released a concession confirming that where companies had to alter their operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under Article 6 of the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

Travis L Mullaney

Rethinking Made in America preferences: Biden signs new executive order

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

President Biden recently signed an executive order (EO) to direct more spending of the federal government's procurement budget on American-made products, while rethinking the existing regulatory framework.

Bryan De Verneuil-Smith

Snapshot: pre-action disclosure

Litigation - Guernsey
Ogier

Unlike in England, pre-trial disclosure against a third party is generally not available in Guernsey.

Munir Hassan

Energy White Paper – what does it mean for 2021?

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

At the end of 2020 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published the much-anticipated Energy White Paper, setting out its strategy for the United Kingdom's energy transition over the next decade.

Andrew Osborne

England introduces quarantine hotels and further post-arrival COVID-19 testing

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

From 15 February 2021, international arrivals to England must quarantine in a government-managed hotel if, within the 10 days before their arrival, they have been in or transited a country to which a travel ban applies.

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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