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Mark Douglas

Flip clause payments to Lehman Brothers noteholders after termination of swap agreement safe harboured in bankruptcy

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

Safe harbours in the Bankruptcy Code designed to insulate non-debtor parties to financial contracts from the consequences that normally ensue when a counterparty files for bankruptcy have been the focus of a considerable amount of scrutiny as part of evolving developments in the pandemic-driven downturn.

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.

Pedro Cortés

Proposed new law on h­­otel establishments' activities

Private Client & Offshore Services - Macau
Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés Advogados

Macau's tourism and entertainment industry has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hewen Zhao

Clear and convincing evidence standard should be applied to prior art taking form of physical objects

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2019 the IP Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court confirmed that a physical mobile phone was eligible prior art in assessing the novelty and inventiveness of a patent.

Bettina Thaulow Harto

Insurance event and periodisation of insurance cover – interpretation and revision of insurance contracts

Insurance - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

The Supreme Court recently confirmed several important starting points relevant to the periodisation of an insurance event for the assessment of cover.

Matthew Tuchband

OFAC's new ransomware advisory

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control recently issued an advisory highlighting sanctions risks associated with facilitating ransomware payments on behalf of victims targeted by malicious cyberattacks.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan