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Hewen Zhao

Clear and convincing evidence standard should be applied to prior art taking form of physical objects

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2019 the IP Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court confirmed that a physical mobile phone was eligible prior art in assessing the novelty and inventiveness of a patent.

Andrew Osborne

MAC publishes report recommending expanded shortage occupation lists

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Migration Advisory Committee has recommended a significant expansion of the occupations deemed to be in shortage for the purposes of sponsorship under the new skilled worker category, which will replace Tier 2 (General) from 1 January 2021.

Bettina Thaulow Harto

Insurance event and periodisation of insurance cover – interpretation and revision of insurance contracts

Insurance - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

The Supreme Court recently confirmed several important starting points relevant to the periodisation of an insurance event for the assessment of cover.

Rachael Markham

Changes to temporary measures affecting UK insolvency proceedings – a bite-sized update

Insolvency & Restructuring - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

Numerous recent extensions and changes to temporary measures have been announced that affect insolvency practice and procedure.

Rubén Darío Gómez Arnaiz

Green CUFIN: tax incentive for renewable generation companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

Green Net Tax Profit Accounts (CUFINs) were established in 2016 as a double tax incentive.

Victor Onyegbado

Shipping loans and collateral damage

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Shipping finance transactions are characterised by peculiar risk factors principally on account of shipping assets' transient operations.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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