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Fraser Allister

Temporary legislation for remote witnessing of signatures

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

Parliament has passed temporary legislation which facilitates the signing of certain documents by removing the requirement that a witness be in the immediate physical presence of the person signing.

Antony Sassi

Court of Appeal sets aside contempt regarding statement of truth

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal allowed the defendant's appeal against a lower court's finding that he had made a false statement of truth with respect to an admission in a defence filed on behalf of a company.

Guy Castegnaro

Law on secondment of employees enters into force

Employment & Immigration - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

The Law of 15 December 2020 modifying the Labour Code in order to transpose the EU Posted Workers Directive recently entered into force.

Brandon Heard

Federal Court finds silodosin formulation patent valid but not infringed

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Federal Court recently issued a decision in a patent infringement action pursuant to Section 6(1) of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations relating to silodosin.

David Schwartz

Options to consider when requesting an extension to respond to the Patent Office

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The recent extensive amendments to the Patent Act and Patent Rules have complicated the process of responding to an office action (ie, examiner's report) issued by the Patent Office.

Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Corporate Tax - Jersey
Ogier

In 2020 the comptroller of revenue issued practical guidance which stated that where a company had to alter its operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

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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