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David Schwartz

8 important life sciences IP issues for innovators doing business in Canada

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The US-Canada border is the longest border between any two countries and US goods and services trade with Canada totalled an estimated US$718.5 billion in 2018, possibly the largest bilateral trade volume between two individual countries.

Andrew Osborne

Innovator visa: everything you need to know

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

This article outlines everything that applicants should know regarding the Innovator visa, including with regard to the purpose and length of stay, endorsing bodies, endorsement criteria and genuineness and other considerations.

Samuel Yang

State Council to formulate CII security protection regulations

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The General Office of the State Council recently issued the 2020 Legislative Plan, which includes several laws applicable to the cybersecurity sector, such as the Regulations on Network Protection of Minors and the Regulations on the Security Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure..

Gerdien van der Voet

Court rejects preliminary attempt to enforce dockers' clause

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

The effort to make lashing a cargo-handling activity rather than a crew activity is set out in the so-called 'dockers' clause', contained in collective agreements covering some 15,000 seagoing vessels worldwide.

Antonio Grieco

COVID-19 and shareholder loan reimbursement

Corporate & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The reimbursement of shareholder loans to a company and the reimbursement of loans made by companies belonging to the same group are postponed until other company creditors have been reimbursed if there is an excessive imbalance between the financed company's debt and its net equity or if its financial situation would be better improved through a capital increase.

Jeffrey A Brown

Concurrent duty to defend – a team sport

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

In a recent case, the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed three important elements of the duty to defend where there is concurrent coverage under two policies – namely, whether there was a concurrent duty to defend given the existence of an 'other insurance' clause, the obligation to pay ongoing costs and its allocation and the right to participate in the defence..

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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, Peru

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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