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Kay C Georgi

United States moves to treat Hong Kong like China: what does this mean for US exporters?

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Department of Commerce and the Department of State recently announced that they were following through with changes to treat Hong Kong like China for exports of military and dual-use goods.

Tuğçe Güven

Seizure of goods before liquidation directorate: an effective way to combat counterfeiting activities

Intellectual Property - Turkey
Deriş Patents and Trademarks Agency

Although customs recordals are one of the most efficient ways to combat counterfeiting activities in Turkey, if goods are smuggled and suspended by customs officers or the police ex officio under the Anti-smuggling Law, IP rights holders cannot act against any suspected counterfeiting activities.

Luc Courtois

Impact of COVID-19 crisis on liquid and illiquid funds and their managers

Banking & Financial Services - Luxembourg
NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg S.à r.l.

Due to the capital markets conditions caused by the COVID-19 crisis, liquid funds may need to activate their gating provisions in order to limit redemptions, in accordance with the terms of the fund's prospectus.

Anna Turi

HCA imposes record fine on Booking.com for unfair commercial practices

Competition & Antitrust - Hungary
Schoenherr

The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently imposed a record fine on Booking.com BV for undertaking unfair commercial practices by misleadingly advertising certain hotel rooms with "free cancellation" and engaging in pressure selling.

Ziad Obeid

Landmark decisions in banking sector amid ongoing COVID-19 and economic crisis

Litigation - Lebanon
Obeid Law Firm

Despite the lockdown and its impact on court activities, decisions have been handed down by judges of summary proceedings in an attempt to restore the rule of law in response to the de facto capital controls imposed by local banks.

Mădălina Neagu

Streamlining procedure for declaring beneficial owners

Corporate & Commercial - Romania
Schoenherr

Pursuant to a recently issued draft bill, the legal framework regarding companies' obligation to submit a statement about their beneficial owners could be simplified.

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