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Adalia Chan

'Stale claims' on the way out?

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case, the High Court allowed the defendants' applications to dismiss the plaintiff's two actions on the ground of abuse of process – in particular, given that no procedural step had been taken by the parties since 1 April 2009, just before the civil procedure reforms came into effect in Hong Kong.

Amy de La Lama

Telehealth privacy issues due to COVID-19

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Baker McKenzie

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant expansion in the need for telehealth, with as many patient visits as possible being conducted using telehealth platforms.

Altair Richards

Is the 2020 Cannabis Bill a flower among weeds or a weed among flowers?

Product Regulation & Liability - South Africa
ENSafrica

The 2020 Cannabis Bill outlines the regulations under which adults may legally cultivate, possess and use cannabis for private use and recreational purposes.

Jennifer L Key

FERC takes narrow view of Broadview

Energy & Natural Resources - USA
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

In the long-awaited Broadview order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reinforced the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act's statutory limit for small power production qualifying facilities (SPP QFs) to a power production capacity of no more than 80MW.

Meaghan Kent

Supreme Court denies copyrightability of Georgia code annotations

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

A recent Supreme Court decision may seem like it boiled down to an esoteric argument over the correct interpretation of a series of cases decided in the 19th century – and it did – but the ramifications of the decision will be felt in 2020 and beyond.

Radhika Gaggar

The estate and succession planning consideration that (almost) no one discusses

Private Client & Offshore Services - India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

The complex nature of estate and succession planning requires the careful assessment of myriad factors.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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