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Craig Cordle

The changing ESG landscape: keeping Guernsey ahead of the curve

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

In recent years, environmental, social and governance investing has evolved into a financial industry megatrend – one that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and shows no sign of slowing.

Alan Owens

Government publishes response to call for views on consumer smart product cybersecurity regulation proposals

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Wiggin LLP

In July 2020 the government announced that it planned to change the law to make smart products more secure and published a call for views on its proposals.

Xingnan Ming

SPC invalidates copycat N trademarks

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In an exemplary trademark case concerning major sport footwear manufacturer New Balance, the Supreme People's Court ruled that a single-letter mark can become distinctive and famous in the market through long-term use and promotion and that the bad faith of registrants of disputed marks must be considered in determinations of similarity..

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court analyses conflicting forum selection clauses

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently assessed a case where the parties had agreed two conflicting forum selection clauses within the same contract: an arbitration agreement and a jurisdiction clause in favour of a state court.

Paul Nimmerfall

Which company structure is best for renewable energy communities?

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

Energy communities are associations of several people, companies or public bodies that jointly generate energy from renewable sources.

Sergey Medvedev

New e-commerce rules take effect

Corporate & Commercial - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The Russian Online Retail Association predicts that by 2025 the Russian e-market will be worth $128.8 billion.

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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