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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.

Judith Aldersey-Williams

Energy transition on UKCS: two critical reports published

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

August 2020 saw the publication of two documents which will have a significant bearing on developments in the oil and gas industry in the next decade and are closely related.

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.

Beat Mumenthaler

Opening bankruptcy proceedings during COVID-19 pandemic

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Company boards of directors have a duty to continuously monitor the company's financial situation and take certain measures if it gets into financial difficulties.

Luke Tapp

Paid parental leave rights introduced

Employment & Immigration - United Arab Emirates
Pinsent Masons

Following a change in the law, employees of businesses which operate in the United Arab Emirates are now entitled to five working days' paid parental leave in the six months following the birth of their children.

Altair Richards

Is the 2020 Cannabis Bill a flower among weeds or a weed among flowers?

Product Regulation & Liability - South Africa
ENSafrica

The 2020 Cannabis Bill outlines the regulations under which adults may legally cultivate, possess and use cannabis for private use and recreational purposes.

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