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Lars Kortländer

Damage of cargo during multimodal transport

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a recently published decision, the Würzburg Regional Court held that if a carrier does not submit a single offer to the consignor for carriage by different means of transport for the entire route as requested, but rather makes separate offers for the inland and ocean-going routes, and these offers are accepted by the consignor, it is not a true multimodal contract, but rather an inland waterway contract and a separate ocean-going contract..

William Jones

Court of Appeal enforces foreign arbitral award in favour of Brazilian airline

Litigation - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision of the Grand Court, thereby allowing the enforcement of an International Chamber of Commerce arbitral award issued in favour of a Brazilian airline.

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.

Mathew Newman

Snapshot: recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

There are two routes for the enforcement of foreign judgments in Guernsey.

Tsung-Yuan Shen

Is commercial success a factor considered in determining non-obviousness of a patent?

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

A pitfall that is difficult to avoid when determining whether a patent is non-obvious is hindsight bias when comparing a patent with prior art.

Jürg Schneider

Revised Data Protection Act approved

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

Parliament recently approved the final draft of the revised Data Protection Act, which is expected to enter into force in 2022.

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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