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Andrew Osborne

Updated COVID-19 absences policy enables more people to qualify for EU Settlement Scheme

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Home Office has significantly expanded the policy to allow continuity of residence in the United Kingdom to be preserved in certain circumstances where an EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) applicant has been absent from the United Kingdom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zhigang Zhu

SPC releases judicial interpretation relating to punitive damages in IP cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In China, decisions in which punitive damages are claimed and supported by the court are becoming increasingly frequent.

Tim Yimin Liu

Chinese court system: China International Commercial Court

Litigation - China
Global Law Office

In 2018 a new mechanism for international commercial disputes resolution was introduced: the China International Commercial Court.

William Jones

Court of Appeal finds that Norwich Pharmacal relief is available in aid of foreign proceedings

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Court of Appeal has found that the Cayman courts have jurisdiction to grant a Norwich Pharmacal order in support of potential proceedings before a foreign court, even where alternative statutory remedies may be available.

Márk Kovács

Implementation of EU CDSM and Satellite and Cable Directives

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Hungary
Schoenherr

With the recent publication of the Copyright Reform Act, Hungary is one of the first countries in Central and Eastern Europe to fully implement the EU Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive and the EU Satellite and Cable Directive.

Joanne van Harmelen

Would a TRIPS waiver improve access to COVID-19 vaccines?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - International
ENSafrica

A recent proposal calls for a waiver for all World Trade Organisation members of certain provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) in relation to the "prevention, containment or treatment" of COVID-19.

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