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Alan Owens

Government publishes response to call for views on consumer smart product cybersecurity regulation proposals

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Wiggin LLP

In July 2020 the government announced that it planned to change the law to make smart products more secure and published a call for views on its proposals.

Alain Levy

Private M&A deals: the price is not everything! Supreme Court orders a transfer of shares despite a dispute over the price

Corporate Finance/M&A - France
AYACHE

In a recent case, following the majority shareholder's exercise of a call option, a minority shareholder refused to transfer their shares and argued that such transfer could not be enforced by the court as the transfer price of the shares had not been agreed and had to be determined by an expert.

Dylan Cox

Court of appeal overturns order requiring insurer to defend privacy class action

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) has released a decision that reiterates a key guiding principle in proceedings brought to enforce an insurer's duty to defend: the court must carefully review the underlying pleading and focus on the true nature of the claim, not simply the words used by the plaintiff in the underlying claim, to determine whether any of the claims could potentially be covered by the policy.

Alicia Herrador Muñoz

Composition of active mass: description of goods and rights

Insolvency & Restructuring - Spain
Augusta Abogados

Under Article 198 et seq of the Consolidated Text of the Bankruptcy Law, the bankruptcy administration must prepare an inventory of the insolvent party's assets and rights, including their value, by the end of the day immediately preceding the day on which it presents its report.

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.

Stephan Schmalzl

Multiple assignments of future receivables

Banking & Financial Services - Austria
Schima Mayer Starlinger

The Supreme Court recently addressed the effects of an agreed sale of a plot of land on the security assignment of the future receivables under the lease agreement regarding such plot.

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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