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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.

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.

W Todd Miller

Expect more of the same: FTC's novel challenge to Illumina's acquisition of Grail

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Baker & Miller PLLC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently filed an administrative complaint challenging the acquisition of Grail, an emerging producer of early detection tests for multiple cancer types, by Illumina, a producer of next-generation DNA sequencing platforms which are used by Grail's (and potentially others') tests.

Gordon Drakes

Parties which deliberately and wilfully breach contracts can rely on broad exclusion or limitation of liability clauses

Corporate & Commercial - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

A recent High Court case has provided reassurance that the courts will continue to respect and enforce clearly drafted exclusion and limitation of liability clauses, even broad ones, unless to do so would have the effect of excluding all liability for all breach or would reduce one party's obligations to a mere declaration of intent.

Rajasingam Gothandapani

What constitute good reasons for an order to sell a vessel pendente lite?

Shipping & Transport - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

Pursuant to the Rules of Court 2012, the high courts have inherent jurisdiction to order the appraisement and sale pendente lite of a vessel arrested by a high court sheriff as security for a plaintiff's claim.

Samuel Yang

Comments sought on information security measurement and evaluation specification of apps

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee recently issued the Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Measurement and Evaluation Specification in Mobile Internet Applications (Draft for Comment).

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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