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Sophie Reguengo

Snapshot: Jersey private funds in demand for private equity and venture capital

Corporate Finance/M&A - Jersey
Ogier

Statistics released by the Jersey Financial Services Commission, as at 31 December 2020, support the trend seen over the past year – that of the continued popularity of the Jersey private fund product alongside the growth of the private equity and venture capital asset classes.

Werner Jahnel

Revised inheritance law allows for greater flexibility

Private Client & Offshore Services - Switzerland
LALIVE

Swiss inheritance law will undergo a major revision which will take effect on 1 January 2023.

Sichun Wu

IP Court promulgates three important reports on 2020 IP cases

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In February 2021 the IP Court of the Supreme People's Court promulgated the Annual Report 2020, the Judicial Gist Synopsis 2020 and Ten Exemplary Technology IP Cases of 2020.

William Leung

Court affirms need for unsatisfied tax claim to use tax gathering defence

Arbitration & ADR - Hong Kong
William KW Leung & Co

It is trite law that the Hong Kong courts will not enforce a foreign arbitral award if it amounts to indirect enforcement of foreign laws.

Chotika Lurponglukana

PDPA enforcement postponed again due to COVID-19 pandemic

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Thailand
Veritas Law Limited

In light of the unsteady situation in Thailand resulting from the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has issued a royal decree to postpone the enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) for the second time.

Gordon Drakes

Talking mumbo jumbo: legal risks and rewards of multi-unit, multi-brand franchising

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

According to the latest British Franchise Association-NatWest survey of the franchising sector in the United Kingdom, around one-third of franchisees now run more than one franchise business, compared with just one-quarter in 2013.

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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