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David Schwartz

Patentability of diagnostic methods – has the Patent Office drawn the line?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

IP offices have long grappled with whether a medical diagnostic constitutes a traditionally patentable concrete or physical method or instead is merely an unpatentable and intangible abstract idea.

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Oki Mori

Data protection regulation amendments: new information categories and data subject rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In 2020 the Diet promulgated the Amendment Act of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, which will come into force by June 2022.

Dave Sherwin

Economic substance requirements: overview

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The International Tax Cooperation (Economic Substance) Act reflected the Cayman Islands' commitment to its obligations as a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's global Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Inclusive Framework and corresponding EU requirements for no or nominal tax jurisdictions.

Sally Edwards

Royal Court intervenes to set aside trustee decision

Litigation - Jersey
Ogier

In a recent case, the Royal Court intervened to set aside a decision of the trustee not to make the spouse of the settlor a beneficiary in her own right.

Síobhra Rush

New code of practice on right to disconnect

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The government has published its promised code of practice on the right to disconnect from work outside normal working hours.

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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