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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.

Dylan Cox

That's cold: insurer ordered to defend claims made against cold storage provider

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered an insurer to defend claims made against its insured's cold storage business, which was sued when its warehouse thawed and damaged its customer's food products.

Young-min Kim

Patentee protection strengthened in series of revisions to patent law

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

In South Korea, the low amount of damages awarded by the courts in patent infringement cases has long been criticised.

David Sleight

Tax advisers beware – avoidance is the new evasion

Corporate Tax - United Kingdom
Kingsley Napley

The government and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs have been pledging to clamp down on enablers and promoters of aggressive tax avoidance strategies for years.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Ole Kristian Olsby

Proposal to maintain increased unemployment benefit throughout 2020

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has implemented several measures to secure jobs, boost the labour market and maintain stability for the workforce, including increasing the unemployment benefit.

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