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Francesco Pedroni

Changes to employment law in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Employment & Immigration - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

On 22 May 2021 Support Decree 1 was converted into law and on 26 May 2021 Support Decree 2 came into force.

Ann Blaton

Applicability of law on financial collateral agreements to insolvency proceedings

Banking & Financial Services - Luxembourg
NautaDutilh

The law of 5 August 2005 on financial collateral agreements, as amended (the 2005 law), provides an attractive legal framework for creditors.

Michael Snape

Grand Court strikes out creditor's winding-up petition and comments on relationship with arbitration clauses

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Grand Court recently struck out a winding-up petition presented against Grand State Investments Limited by a shareholder claiming a debt on the ground that the alleged debt was disputed on bona fide and substantial grounds.

Jan Erik Janssen

Regulation of electricity and gas network tariffs for 2022 to 2026

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek

The draft method decisions for TenneT and the electricity and gas regional distribution system operators (DSOs) were recently published, giving parties until 31 May 2021 to submit their opinions.

Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment in medical device case

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case concerning a patent directed to part of an ostomy bag, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

Eddie Wu

Draft amendment to Examination Guidelines for Computer Software-Related Inventions

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

In recent years the development of technology has led to new types of applications and inventions in various fields.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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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