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Marco Vatta

Wine as case study for diverse IP rights

Intellectual Property - South Africa
Spoor & Fisher

With regard to the IP rights that exist in viticulture and viniculture, winemaking provides a comprehensive case study when unpacking plant breeders' rights, registered designs, patents and trademarks.

Veleka Peeples-Dyer

FDA's new guidance on emergency use authorisations for COVID-19 vaccines

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Baker McKenzie

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for hospitalised COVID-19 patients, making it the first drug to receive approval for the treatment of COVID-19.

Eva Škufca

Competition Protection Agency investigates potential collusion among four LPG providers

Competition & Antitrust - Slovenia
Schoenherr

The Competition Protection Agency has initiated an investigation into a potential restrictive agreement or concerted practices among four energy companies.

Mark A Cody

Bankruptcy blocking right in debtor's corporate charter violates federal public policy

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

Courts sometimes disagree over whether provisions in a borrower's organisational documents designed to prevent it from filing for bankruptcy are enforceable as a matter of federal public policy or applicable state law.

Gan Khong Aik

Derivative proceedings: leave of court is substantive legal requirement

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that Sections 347(1) and (2) of the Companies Act 2016, which require leave of court to be obtained before any action may be initiated on behalf of a company and any such action to be brought in the name of the company, are substantive law and not merely procedural.

Kenneth D Basch

Use of GATS in Brazilian aircraft transactions

Aviation - Brazil
Basch & Rameh Advogados Associados

In June 2020 the Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS) was launched to facilitate aircraft trading and financing by reducing the burden on industry participants – in particular, airlines.

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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