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Adalia Chan

'Stale claims' on the way out?

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case, the High Court allowed the defendants' applications to dismiss the plaintiff's two actions on the ground of abuse of process – in particular, given that no procedural step had been taken by the parties since 1 April 2009, just before the civil procedure reforms came into effect in Hong Kong.

Jon Miller

Fire safety and tall buildings – recent cases

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

Surprisingly, while everyone is aware of the issues which the construction industry has had post-Grenfell with cladding and fire barriers, recent cases before the courts have resulted in claimants, for the most part, failing to recover any compensation.

Hagen Köckeritz

Home office and mobile working

Employment & Immigration - Germany
Mayer Brown

In response to the health and safety risks resulting from a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace, many employers moved to home office or mobile working arrangements earlier in 2020.

Kay C Georgi

BIS launches rulemaking process for foundational technologies and hints at potential areas of control

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has published the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on foundational technologies, which seeks public comment on criteria for identifying and defining 'foundational technologies' essential to US national security.

Anand Shah

RBI notifies special framework for one-time restructuring of COVID-19 stress

Banking & Financial Services - India
AZB & Partners

The Reserve Bank of India recently announced a resolution framework for COVID-19-related stress to address borrower default pursuant to the stress caused by the pandemic without necessitating a change of ownership and without an asset classification downgrade modifying the existing framework.

Andreas Meidell

Pandemic delay clause in Nordic marine loss of hire insurance

Insurance - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

In marine insurance, business interruption is covered by loss of hire (LoH) insurance.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan