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Gill Dennis

Court of Appeal heightens risk for directors around personal liability for IP infringement

Intellectual Property - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal gave some helpful guidance on when directors will be jointly and severally liable with the company for acts of IP infringement.

Joanne van Harmelen

Would a TRIPS waiver improve access to COVID-19 vaccines?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - International
ENSafrica

A recent proposal calls for a waiver for all World Trade Organisation members of certain provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in relation to the "prevention, containment or treatment" of COVID-19.

Jennifer Fox

Frozen in time: do limitation periods apply to claims against Cayman companies in liquidation?

Insolvency & Restructuring - Cayman Islands
Ogier

Previously, it was generally understood that the Cayman approach to claims against companies in liquidation followed the English position on the issue of limitation – that is, the limitation period ceased to run once the company went into liquidation, with some exceptions.

Yoram Shiv

SPACs: tax considerations

Corporate Tax - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

While traditional initial public offerings (IPOs) have become risky, difficult and vulnerable to conflict as to the issuer's valuation, a merger or combination with an IPO-funded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) offers an alternative.

Matthew Brunsdon Tully

Government announces that no-fault divorce will become law in 2022

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

After a long journey, and much campaigning over the years, it seems like the wait for no-fault divorces will finally be over on 6 April 2022.

Paul Gonzi

Bill to amend Persons with Disability (Employment) Act

Employment & Immigration - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

A bill seeking to amend Chapter 210 of the Laws of Malta, the Persons with Disability (Employment) Act, has been tabled before the House of Representatives.

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