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Jason R Lehner

SEC adopts payment disclosure rules for resource extraction companies

Banking & Financial Services - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a final rule which requires US and foreign resource extraction issuers to disclose any payments made to the US federal government or foreign governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas or minerals.

Bahari Yeow Tien Hong

Injunctions against Shopee?

Litigation - Malaysia
Gan Partnership

E-commerce platforms are accessible to both authentic and counterfeit sellers.

Jakob Widner

New legal framework for working from home

Employment & Immigration - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government commissioned the so-called 'social partners' (ie, the Chamber of Commerce representing employers and labour unions acting on behalf of employees) to negotiate and present a bill on working from home that Parliament can pass into law as the new standard on the matter.

Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Corporate Tax - Jersey
Ogier

In 2020 the comptroller of revenue issued practical guidance which stated that where a company had to alter its operating practices to compensate for the COVID-19 outbreak, the comptroller would not determine that such company had failed the economic substance test under the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019.

Fabian Huber

Court does not consider fabric masks to be medical devices

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

The Hamm Higher Regional Court recently found that fabric masks do not constitute medical devices, regardless of whether they are displayed alongside medical face masks or whether the public attributes to them a protective effect against COVID-19.

Stephany Araújo

Trademark co-ownership finally possible in Brazil

Intellectual Property - Brazil
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

The Brazilian Trademark Office recently took an important step towards fully implementing the Madrid Protocol by approving the trademark co-ownership regime for national applications and registrations.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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