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Alastair Hall

Beware: High Court refuses permission to rely on new witness statement prepared part way through trial

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court of England and Wales recently refused a claimant permission to rely on a witness statement of one its in-house lawyers, prepared during an ongoing trial, and call that witness to give oral evidence during the trial.

Pedro Cortés

Draft law on tax benefits for activities dedicated to scientific and technological innovation

Private Client & Offshore Services - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

The government has issued a draft law on tax benefits for undertaking activities dedicated to scientific and technological innovation.

Marco Manzone

Supreme Court rules on defence of lack of jurisdiction due to state immunity

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Supreme Court recently ruled in a case concerning the defence of lack of jurisdiction due to state immunity claimed by Rina SpA in the matter concerning the sinking of the Al-Salam Boccaccio 98.

Hsiu-Ru Chien

Patent examination pilot programme for start-ups takes effect

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office recently announced a patent examination pilot programme for start-ups, effective 1 January 2021.

Simona Zangrandi

Updated transfer pricing documentation requirements

Corporate Tax - Italy
Studio Legale e Tributario Biscozzi Nobili Piazza

A new provision establishes the requirements for the suitability of transfer pricing documentation.

Anthony V Lupo

DHS joins in broad enforcement effort against forced labour in apparel supply chains

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently blocked imports of cotton products from a major Chinese state-owned firm in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, saying that the company uses forced labour of ethnic Uighur Muslims.

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