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Peter Steeghs

International patent applications provide you 2.5 years' decision time

Intellectual Property - International
GEVERS

​An international patent application, also referred to as a 'Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent application', is a single patent application which allows the applicant to continue a patent procedure in up to 153 jurisdictions to get patent protection for their invention.

Susanne Brütsch

Complying with professional conduct rules for lawyers – a balancing act

Litigation - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Swiss Bar Association (SAV) Code of Professional Conduct contains provisions on how lawyers should interact with clients, the courts and professional colleagues.

Pedro Cortés

Gaming industry – public policy for a fresh era

Private Client & Offshore Services - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

In recent weeks, the discussion on the future of Macau's economic engine – the gaming industry – has intensified.

Jos Van der Meché

Court of appeal sheds light on position of cargo owners, freight forwarders and CMR carriers

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

A recent court of appeal decision has shed light on the legal notion of a principal obtaining a claim right against a carrier when the principal has a contract of carriage with a freight forwarder for the transport in question.

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).

Maya Ito

METI green innovation fund

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

In order to help achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has decided to develop a green innovation fund of Y2 trillion as part of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation.

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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