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Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

PIB 2020 and ministerial consent for assignments, novations and changes of control

Energy & Natural Resources - Nigeria
Streamsowers & Köhn

One of the unstated objectives of the Petroleum Industry Bill 2020 is to clarify the law and practice of ministerial consent for assignments of interest in upstream oil and gas licences and leases.

Takayuki Matsunaga

Extension of wage claim limitation period under Labour Standards Act

Employment & Immigration - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In April 2020 the Act on Partial Amendment of the Labour Standards Act entered into force, extending the wage claim limitation period.

David R Hamill

USTR Tai takes control of Trump tariffs

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Now that United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai has officially assumed office, there have been some early developments to take ownership of both the ongoing investigations regarding digital service taxes and the EU Airbus dispute.

Nicolò Mosiello

Italy's role in healthcare innovation in 2020

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Trevisan & Cuonzo

The European Patent Office recently released the Patent Index 2020, which provides an overview of Europe's filing activities.

Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Director disqualification: 12-year disqualification penalty imposed

Corporate & Commercial - Guernsey
Ogier

When considering the penalties imposed on directors of Guernsey companies for misconduct or breaches of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, arguably the most serious penalty which can be imposed is a disqualification order.

Andrea Kallis

Annulment of Ministry of Transport decision on concession contract provides clarity to tender parties

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Administrative Court recently annulled a Ministry of Transport decision which had awarded a concession contract to Intercity Buses.

OnDemand

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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