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Shwetabh Sinha

Supreme Court prescribes limit for filing application for appointment of arbitrator

Litigation - India
Clasis Law

In a recent case, the Supreme Court decided on the limitation period for filing an application under Section 11 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 and whether the court can refuse to refer a dispute to arbitration under Section 11 where the claims are ex facie time barred.

Bernd Rajal

Energy communities – is a business licence required?

Energy & Natural Resources - Austria
Schoenherr

Energy communities' electricity generation, supply and sale and offering and rendering of energy services raises the question of whether they fall within the scope of the Industrial Code 1994.

David Schwartz

Patentability of diagnostic methods – has the Patent Office drawn the line?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

IP offices have long grappled with whether a medical diagnostic constitutes a traditionally patentable concrete or physical method or instead is merely an unpatentable and intangible abstract idea.

Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Director disqualification: 12-year disqualification penalty imposed

Corporate & Commercial - Guernsey
Ogier

When considering the penalties imposed on directors of Guernsey companies for misconduct or breaches of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, arguably the most serious penalty which can be imposed is a disqualification order.

Sally Edwards

Royal Court intervenes to set aside trustee decision

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

In a recent case, the Royal Court intervened to set aside a decision of the trustee not to make the spouse of the settlor a beneficiary in her own right.

He Wei

Supreme People's Court issues judicial interpretations on IP rights disputes which involve ISPs

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Supreme People's Court recently promulgated two judicial interpretations regarding IP rights disputes that involve internet service providers (ISPs): the Reply to Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Online IP Rights Infringement Disputes, which applies to all ISPs, and the Guiding Opinions on the Trial of Civil IP Rights Cases Involving E-Commerce Platforms, which target e-commerce platforms.

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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