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Min Lee Tan

Court rules that management corporation may sue developer for latent defects in common property

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

When the statutory duty to "properly maintain the common property and keep it in a state of good and serviceable repair" is passed to a management corporation, does the corporation have standing to sue the developer for any defects in the common property? A high court recently addressed this question in a decision which is a significant and welcoming legal development concerning strata and building management..

Ann Blaton

Applicability of law on financial collateral agreements to insolvency proceedings

Banking & Financial Services - Luxembourg
NautaDutilh

The law of 5 August 2005 on financial collateral agreements, as amended (the 2005 law), provides an attractive legal framework for creditors.

François Guay

You sunk my pirate ship: Federal Court of Appeal upholds first anti-piracy site-blocking order

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court of Appeal recently upheld a Federal Court order which enjoined Canada's main internet service providers to block their subscribers' access to certain piracy websites.

Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment in medical device case

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case concerning a patent directed to part of an ostomy bag, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

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.

Jin Yu-Lai

Drone regulations: what you need to know before you fly a drone

Aviation - China
KaiRong Law Firm

In recent years civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has developed rapidly and the use of UAVs has become increasingly widespread.

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