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Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Corporate Tax - Jersey
Ogier

In 2020 the comptroller of revenue issued practical guidance which stated that where a company had to alter its operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

David Schwartz

Options to consider when requesting an extension to respond to the Patent Office

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The recent extensive amendments to the Patent Act and Patent Rules have complicated the process of responding to an office action (ie, examiner's report) issued by the Patent Office.

Simon Hart

Does an expert owe a fiduciary duty to its client?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

For the first time the Court of Appeal has considered the duties of an expert concurrently engaged in two potentially conflicting disputes.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Supreme Court's ruling on workplace sexual harassment provides clarification

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The Supreme Court recently pronounced a judgment in which a female employee was awarded damages for non-economic loss after being subjected to sexual harassment by customers.

Brad B Erens

New appellate court ruling on priority of straddle-year taxes in bankruptcy

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

A basic tenet of bankruptcy law, premised on the legal separateness of a debtor prior to filing for bankruptcy and the estate created on a bankruptcy filing, is that prepetition debts are generally treated differently to debts incurred by the estate, which are generally treated as priority administrative expenses.

Marie Berard

Court of Appeal addresses expert's duties and conflicts of interest

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

The Court of Appeal recently considered for the first time the question of an expert's duty to avoid a conflict of interest.

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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