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Robert Goerend

Insolvency proceedings: what are the options?

Insolvency & Restructuring - Luxembourg
Luther SA

The Supreme Court recently reconfirmed that a liquidated company is deemed to survive passively for a period of five years further to the publication of the closure of the liquidation in the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register.

Claudia Hamm

Whistleblower Protection Act: new compliance requirements

White Collar Crime - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection recently presented a draft bill for the Whistleblower Protection Act.

Mei Huang

Cognac fends off genericide attack in opposition proceeding

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2020 the China Intellectual Property Administration dismissed an opposition proceeding against the geographical indication (GI) collective trademarks COGNAC and 干邑 ('Cognac' in Chinese), which were filed by the National Interprofessional Cognac Bureau.

Bruno Floriani

When it's not 'better late than never' with franchisee claims

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

The Quebec Superior Court recently revisited certain franchising principles and reaffirmed the leading principles of Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd v Bertico inc concerning the duties of franchisors, while holding both franchisor and franchisee responsible for their respective actions and negligence that led to the downfall of their relationship.

Becky Critchley

FCA confirms dates for cessation of LIBOR benchmarks

Banking & Financial Services - United Kingdom
Latham & Watkins LLP

The Financial Conduct Authority has formally announced the dates for the cessation of all London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark settings currently published by the Intercontinental Exchange Benchmark Administration.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Government proposes new measures to combat work-related crime

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The government has proposed several new measures to prevent and counteract work-related crime, including with regard to penalising wage theft, requiring that wages be paid via bank transfer rather than in cash and approving certain businesses to limit rogue actors.

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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