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Andrew Roberson

Section 965 statutes of limitations for partnerships

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidance on the period of limitations for Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code transition tax-related adjustments of partnerships.

Peter S Spivack

DOJ updates roadmap to effective compliance programmes

White Collar Crime - USA
Hogan Lovells

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has updated its guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programmes, providing increased clarity on some of the key questions that prosecutors ask in assessing the adequacy of corporate compliance programmes when making charging, sentencing and plea and settlement decisions.

He Wei

CNIPA releases exposure draft on Guide for Determining Geographical Indications as Generic Names

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In March 2020 the China National Intellectual Property Administration released an exposure draft on the Guide for Determining Geographical Indications as Generic Names.

Michelle Watson Bunn

National risk assessment: implications for businesses

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

In January 2020 the Bailiwick published its national risk assessment (NRA), which identifies jurisdiction-wide and systemic risks to which its financial system is deemed particularly vulnerable.

Annemieke Spijker

Court rules that 'fear of loss' does not constitute damage under CMR

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

Under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR), carriers are liable for the total or partial loss of goods or damage to goods that occurs between the carrier taking charge of the goods and delivery.

Janine Häsler

No review by Swiss courts of government's approach to climate change

Litigation - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Supreme Court has held that an association of elderly women lacks standing to request the Swiss courts to review Switzerland's approach to meeting the Paris Agreement targets to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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