International Law Office

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Young-min Kim

Doctrine of equivalents: recent developments

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

According to the doctrine of equivalents, even when an accused invention includes a modified element in contrast with the elements in the patented claim, if they are practically equivalent, the accused invention infringes the patented invention.

Catharine Bell

Family governance – enforceability and sustainability in private wealth structures

Private Client & Offshore Services - International
Forsters LLP

Any legal structure incorporating family governance principles will be a hybrid of elements from corporate governance but with flexibility that is not possible in a truly commercial context; rigid structures and families rarely go together.

Adalia Chan

Case settlement conferences given a 'festive' touch

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The judiciary administration has updated the Guidance Note for Case Settlement Conferences in Civil Cases in the District Court.

Shawn Kirby

Arbitrator bias and duty of disclosure in shipping arbitration: Supreme Court adopts pragmatic approach

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

The Supreme Court recently examined the requirement that an arbitrator must disclose related or linked appointments, which is a long-running debate, particularly in specialist fields (eg, maritime disputes), where there has traditionally been a limited pool of arbitrators.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Are mutual termination agreements covered by the COVID-19-related termination prohibition?

Employment & Immigration - Turkey
Gün + Partners

Government bodies have introduced progressive measures and restrictions to minimise the COVID-19 pandemic's negative impact on employment and sustain employment relationships.

Philippe Hameau

Mining arbitration: recent dispute trends

Arbitration & ADR - Africa
Norton Rose Fulbright

Africa's economic growth has historically been linked to the fluctuation of commodity prices and it supplies significant amounts of minerals in global demand.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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