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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.

Marius Höfler

Court rules on cut-off date provisions in bonus plans

Employment & Immigration - Germany
Mayer Brown

In 2020 the Berlin-Brandenburg Regional Labour Court ruled on the effectiveness of a cut-off date clause in a works agreement.

Rebecca Wong

Phase 3 of court guidance for remote hearings for civil business

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

A third guidance note on the use of remote hearings for civil proceedings took effect on 2 January 2021.

Feng Zheng

Legislative overview 2020: patent law, trade secrets and judicial interpretations

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

During a volatile 2020, China's legislature completed the overhaul of an amendment to patent and copyright law and promulgated varied judicial interpretations and policy documents projected to bring substantial changes to the nation's IP landscape from 2021.

Armand Aviges

Baclofene saga continues

Healthcare & Life Sciences - France
Altana

In June 2020 the Cergy-Pontoise Lower Administrative Court ordered the suspension of the marketing authorisation for Baclocur (a Baclofene-based drug) on request of the Collectif Baclohelp patient association.

Alicia Herrador Muñoz

New insolvency and restructuring measures due to COVID-19 pandemic

Insolvency & Restructuring - Spain
Augusta Abogados

Due to the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has approved Royal Decree-Law 34/2020 on urgent measures to support business solvency and the energy sector in tax matters (RDL 34/2020).

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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