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Patrycja Nowakowska

Collection of capacity fee – role of distribution system operator

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

On 1 January 2021 the capacity fee came into force.

Peter Mason

Streaming pushes value of overseas music sales and streams to over £500 million

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - United Kingdom
Wiggin LLP

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has released new figures which it says reveal that the consumption of British music worldwide, driven by the dynamic growth of music streaming, generated £519.7 million in export earnings in 2020, an increase of 6% compared with 2019 and the highest figure recorded since 2000, when the BPI began its annual survey of record label overseas income.

Jin Yu-Lai

Drone regulations: what you need to know before you fly a drone

Aviation - China
KaiRong Law Firm

In recent years civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has developed rapidly and the use of UAVs has become increasingly widespread.

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.

Sarah Taylor

'Could versus would' approach to inventive step assessment in medical device case

Healthcare & Life Sciences - United Kingdom
Pinsent Masons

In a recent case concerning a patent directed to part of an ostomy bag, the High Court considered the statutory approach to assessing obviousness in patent law, confirming that, ultimately, the question to be addressed is whether the claims involve an inventive step.

Síobhra Rush

Ireland moves one step closer to introducing statutory sick pay

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The government confirmed that it has approved the drafting of the General Scheme of the Sick Leave Bill 2021, which will make it mandatory for employers in Ireland to provide statutory sick pay (SSP) to employees.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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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