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Hsiu-Ru Chien

Patent examination pilot programme for start-ups takes effect

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office recently announced a patent examination pilot programme for start-ups, effective 1 January 2021.

Markus Laurantzon

Beefing up emission and fuel standards in the Arctic

Shipping & Transport - Norway
Wikborg Rein

The 75th session of the International Maritime Organisation Marine Environment Protection Committee recently approved a ban on the use and carriage of so-called 'heavy fuel oil' in the Arctic.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Changes to minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines for 2021

Employment & Immigration - Turkey
Gün + Partners

At the beginning of each year, the minimum wage, severance payments and administrative fines prescribed by the Labour Act are revised.

David Hanke

Trump and Congress pave way for potential delisting of publicly traded Chinese companies

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

President Trump recently signed into law the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, which aims to increase oversight of Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges and force the delisting of those that refuse to comply with US audit inspection requirements.

Marcel Meinhardt

Parliament agrees on stricter concept of market power

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

Parliament is currently debating the so-called 'fair price initiative' and an indirect counter-proposal by the government, both of which aim to tighten the Cartel Act.

Marc Kish

Snapshot: compulsory liquidation

Insolvency & Restructuring - Cayman Islands
Ogier

A Cayman Islands company may be wound up either voluntarily according to its articles of association or compulsorily by the Grand Court.

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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