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Pawel Kulak

Gazprom appeals record €6.5 billion billing fine

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) fined Gazprom and five other firms engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline a record €6.5 billion for concluding agreements without the authority's consent.

Bruce Bennett

Supreme Court: mere retention of property does not violate automatic stay

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

In January 2021 the Supreme Court held that a creditor in possession of a debtor's property does not violate the automatic stay, specifically Section 362(a)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code, by retaining the property after the filing of a bankruptcy petition.

Daniel Maine

Trust company's £550,000 fine demonstrates importance of effective and consistent AML procedures

White Collar Crime - Jersey
Ogier

The Royal Court recently imposed a hefty £550,000 fine on a firm for failing to ensure that, in practice, its anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures were being applied effectively and consistently.

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.

Nicolò Mosiello

Italy's role in healthcare innovation in 2020

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Italy
Trevisan & Cuonzo

The European Patent Office recently released the Patent Index 2020, which provides an overview of Europe's filing activities.

Sandie Lyne

Snapshot: 'momentous decision' applications by trustees

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

The terms of a trust deed will usually extend the powers conferred on trustees by the Trusts (Guernsey) Law 2007.

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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