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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.

Kay C Georgi

New ECCN proposed for emerging software used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has proposed a new Export Control Classification Number to control software that is capable of being used to operate nucleic acid assemblers and synthesisers due to concerns that such software could be used to create pathogens and toxins as biological weapons.

Christopher Gotz

Data protection and IT security requirements for digital health app under Social Security Code

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The legislature recently acknowledged that digital innovation plays an important role in the health sector.

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.

Rachel DeSanges

Expanded powers for Employment and Discrimination Tribunal

Employment & Immigration - Guernsey
Ogier

The Employment and Tribunal (Guernsey) Order 2020 enhances the tribunal's powers to dismiss or strike out complaints without merit.

Bernardine Adkins

Merger control: greater scope for government intervention

Competition & Antitrust - United Kingdom
Gowling WLG

The government has published details of the National Security and Investment Bill, which will introduce a foreign direct investment screening regime in the United Kingdom.

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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