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Andrew Osborne

MAC publishes report recommending expanded shortage occupation lists

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Migration Advisory Committee has recommended a significant expansion of the occupations deemed to be in shortage for the purposes of sponsorship under the new skilled worker category, which will replace Tier 2 (General) from 1 January 2021.

Joanne van Harmelen

Genetic information: a new resource to be mined?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

Given that humankind originated in Africa, Africans (and South Africans in particular) have significant genetic diversity.

Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai

Construing conditional payment terms beyond pay-when-paid clauses under CIPAA

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - Malaysia
SKRINE

A contractor and claimant, Econpile, has had verdicts delivered by both the Court of Appeal and the High Court on, among other things, the issue of whether an adjudicator has the jurisdiction to decide on a payment claim when the contract has been terminated and whether the contractor is entitled to commence an adjudication proceeding under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 after the contract has been terminated..

Jae-sang Lim

Influence of functional parts when determining design similarity

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

When determining the similarity of designs, how is a court's judgment affected when a design element has commonality with a functional element? A recent Supreme Court decision allows some insight into this question.

Ajay Bhargava

Costs regime under Arbitration and Conciliation Act

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

Arbitration evolved as an expeditious, cost-effective, simple and fair alternative to litigation.

David Smyth

Settlement 'solutions' looking for problems?

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The judiciary in Hong Kong recently published a Guidance Note for Case Settlement Conference in Civil Cases in the District Court.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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