International Law Office

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Stephanie Yonekura

2021 enforcement horizon: new administration's civil and criminal enforcement efforts

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

The Biden administration has hit the ground running, issuing a flurry of executive orders, actions and memoranda with sweeping implications affecting a wide range of key issues.

Gordon Drakes

How to select and what to expect from your franchise lawyer

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

Franchising is a complex area of law and, aside from ensuring that a business is franchisable and ready to franchise, choosing the right franchise lawyer is a key strategic decision.

George Mitchell

Welcome relief? Mitigating double taxation of beneficiaries

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

UK-residents who are US citizens and beneficiaries of US trusts may be taxed twice on the trust's income or capital gains because of the overlapping scope of UK and US taxation.

Fabian Huber

Court does not consider fabric masks to be medical devices

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Hamm Higher Regional Court recently found that fabric masks do not constitute medical devices, regardless of whether they are displayed alongside medical face masks or whether the public attributes to them a protective effect against COVID-19.

Nicolas Contis

Expert reports drawn up in a non-adversarial manner and principle of adversarial proceedings

Litigation - France
Kalliopé

In a notable decision, the first civil chamber of the Supreme Court held that under the Code of Civil Procedure, a judge cannot refuse to examine expert reports which disfavour a party that was not called on or represented during the expertise proceedings.

Christian Werenberg

Does the EU directive regarding 'large risks' include vessels bought for private use?

Insurance - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

In two previous verdicts a district court found that prorogation of jurisdiction can be validly agreed in a yacht insurance contract, even where consumer interests are concerned and the contract requires that legal proceedings be brought in a court in the insurer's home country.

OnDemand

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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