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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.

Hagen Köckeritz

Home office and mobile working

Employment & Immigration - Germany
Mayer Brown

In response to the health and safety risks resulting from a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace, many employers moved to home office or mobile working arrangements earlier in 2020.

Dylan Cox

That's cold: insurer ordered to defend claims made against cold storage provider

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered an insurer to defend claims made against its insured's cold storage business, which was sued when its warehouse thawed and damaged its customer's food products.

Galina Petkova

Supreme Administrative Court repeals merger clearance for Sopharma Trading/Pharmastore

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr

The Supreme Administrative Court, acting as the second and final instance, recently repealed the Commission for the Protection of Competition's (CPC's) clearance for the acquisition of Pharmastore OOD by Sopharma Trading AD.

Anat Shavit

Recent tax ruling provides for priority technological enterprise status for cloud services

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Tax Authority recently published a tax ruling addressing priority technological enterprise status with respect to an Israeli company that engages in the development and provision of cloud service platforms.

Jeremy Snead

Cayman injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

Where a potential judgment debtor in onshore proceedings threatens to dissipate its assets, the plaintiff may face a pyrrhic victory with no assets against which to enforce its judgment.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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