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Christopher Loh

Supreme Court hears oral argument on whether to abolish or modify assignor estoppel doctrine

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

'Assignor estoppel' is a common law doctrine that prevents, in district court patent litigation, an assignor of a patent from challenging the validity of the assigned patent as a defence to infringement allegations.

Antony Sassi

Court reviews witness's reluctance to travel to Hong Kong because of COVID-19

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently refused a defendant (who resides outside Hong Kong) permission to appeal a trial judge's decision not to allow her to give evidence by videoconferencing facilities at trial.

Paul Nimmerfall

Which company structure is best for renewable energy communities?

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

Energy communities are associations of several people, companies or public bodies that jointly generate energy from renewable sources.

Lisa Cabel

M&A considerations: court reiterates applicable law for employees terminated following transaction

Employment & Immigration - Canada
KPMG Law

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently commented on an employee's entitlement to reasonable notice of termination when their employer sells its business and the successor employer subsequently terminates the employee.

Alicia Herrador Muñoz

Composition of active mass: inventory of goods and rights

Insolvency & Restructuring - Spain
Augusta Abogados

The Consolidated Text of the Bankruptcy Law introduces the concept of the 'active mass' of a bankruptcy, which constitutes all of the assets and rights integrated into the bankrupt's assets on the date of the declaration of bankruptcy, as well as those that are reintegrated to the bankrupt or acquired before the conclusion of the bankruptcy proceedings.

Jonathan Brosseau

Court of Cassation finds that a BIT's limitation period relates to admissibility, not jurisdiction

Arbitration & ADR - France
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

France's top court has reinstated an arbitration award rendered in investment treaty proceedings between a Canadian gold miner and Venezuela.

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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