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Annamaria Pedroni

Italy ratifies International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention

Employment & Immigration - Italy
Stanchi Studio Legale

Italy has ratified the International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention, which will have a significant impact on employment law.

Marcella Ballard

Trademark Modernisation Act: addressing the realities of trademark law

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

Congress recently enacted the Trademark Modernisation Act (TMA) 2020 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021.

Alison Vassallo

Court orders extension of effects of flag injunction to security deposited by debtor

Shipping & Transport - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

A Section 37 injunction allows creditors, in circumstances which give rise to a maritime claim attracting the jurisdiction of the Maltese courts in rem, to obtain a court order which prohibits the vessel from being sold or entering any further mortgages until the merits of the case have been decided in the appropriate jurisdiction.

Neetika Ahuja

Key changes under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act

Corporate & Commercial - India
Clasis Law

The central government recently notified the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act.

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.

Marcel Meinhardt

New transparency obligations for commodity companies

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

As of 1 January 2021, companies domiciled in Switzerland that are active in the extraction of raw materials must disclose payments to state authorities or government officials of Sfr100,000 or more per financial year.

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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