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Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

In 2020 the comptroller of revenue issued practical guidance which stated that where a company had to alter its operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

New commitment mechanism turns the tide in ongoing investigations

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

In June 2020 Law 7246 Amending the Law on the Protection of Competition entered into force and introduced significant changes to Turkish competition law, including with regard to the commitment mechanism.

Stuart Davis

United Kingdom to regulate buy-now-pay-later market

Banking & Financial Services - United Kingdom
Latham & Watkins LLP

The government has announced that interest-free buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) credit agreements will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Yuming Wang

Publishing house awarded Rmb1.5 million in damages for trade dress copycat

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Commercial Press has published the Dictionary of Frequently Used Ancient Chinese Characters since 1979.

Elena Riga

Widow's pension: unequal treatment and discrimination on grounds of gender

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Administrative Court recently ruled in a case concerning the differentiation in treatment, by law, between women and men of deceased spouses.

Marco Manzone

Exercise of maritime liens on cargo to secure credits for freight and demurrages

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Civitavecchia Tribunal recently considered a vessel owner's application to exercise a maritime lien on a quantity of coal carried on board the vessel to secure its freight balance, demurrages and expenses towards the charterer after the charterer applied to open insolvency proceedings.

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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