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Lucy Lewis

COVID-19 vaccination – FAQs for employers

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

Employers are facing many difficult and untested employment law issues as the United Kingdom rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Ian Mirandah

Geographical indication protection capabilities strengthened by accession to Geneva act

Intellectual Property - Laos
Mirandah Asia

The government recently deposited with the director general of the World Intellectual Property Organisation its instrument of accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.

Brandon Heard

Federal Court finds silodosin formulation patent valid but not infringed

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court recently issued a decision in a patent infringement action pursuant to Section 6(1) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations relating to silodosin.

Marcel Meinhardt

New transparency obligations for commodity companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As of 1 January 2021, companies domiciled in Switzerland that are active in the extraction of raw materials must disclose payments to state authorities or government officials of Sfr100,000 or more per financial year.

Fraser Allister

Temporary legislation for remote witnessing of signatures

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

Parliament has passed temporary legislation which facilitates the signing of certain documents by removing the requirement that a witness be in the immediate physical presence of the person signing.

Sherina Petit

LCIA Rules 2020: key changes

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

The new London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Rules 2020 came into force on 1 October 2020 and apply to all LCIA arbitrations commencing from that date onwards.

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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