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Marcella Ballard

Seeing green post-Election Day 2020: state trademarks for cannabis goods and services

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota have voted to legalise recreational marijuana use for individuals aged 21 years and older and Mississippi has voted to allow prescribed medical marijuana for people with certain conditions.

Garon Anthony

Money transfer for specific purpose – High Court ruling on Quistclose trusts

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

Quistclose trusts classically arise in situations where loans are made for a specific purpose.

Abigail Smith

Few significant changes made in final PMPRB guidelines

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board recently published the final version of its guidelines which operationalise the amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2021.

James Bergstrom

DITC Portal update

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The new Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) Portal launched in early November 2020.

Gan Khong Aik

Derivative proceedings: leave of court is substantive legal requirement

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that Sections 347(1) and (2) of the Companies Act 2016, which require leave of court to be obtained before any action may be initiated on behalf of a company and any such action to be brought in the name of the company, are substantive law and not merely procedural.

Claudia Bock

Supreme Administrative Court backs gun-jumping decision

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr

In 2017 the Office for the Protection of Competition imposed a gun-jumping fine of Kc4.9 million (approximately €190,000) on Armex Oil sro, a company active in the wholesale fuel market (gasoline and diesel).

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan