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Mônica Gurvitz

Why are compulsory licences not an effective solution to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Intellectual Property - Brazil
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Reports which indicate a supposed direct link between compulsory licences and the acceleration of global vaccination have been circulating in the Brazilian media.

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.

John Lane

Underwriters' liability for false statements made in IPO

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In December 2020 the Supreme Court handed down a decision in relation to certain obligations of lead underwriters and bookrunners in an initial public offering (IPO).

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.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

DESFA appointed as balancing forecasting party

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

The Energy Regulatory Authority has designated the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator SA as the balancing forecasting party for the Hellenic national natural gas system zone, in compliance with EU Commission Regulation 312/2014 on establishing a Network Code on Gas Balancing of Transmission Networks.

Marco Torsello

Case law on guarantees for defective goods in contracts of sale

Litigation - Italy
ARBLIT Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello

The contract of sale has long been the most relevant legal instrument for the exchange of goods.

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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