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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.

Christian Werenberg

Putting out fires: hot work and insurance coverage for fire damage

Insurance - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

The execution of 'hot work' (ie, work which carries the risk of fire) often results in fires.

Masaki Konishi

Recent amendments to Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act

Banking & Financial Services - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In light of the global trend to further regulate foreign direct investments from a national security viewpoint, the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act of Japan (FEFTA) and regulations thereunder were recently subject to amendments which drew particular attention from Japanese stock market participants concerned about the potential negative impact thereof.

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.

Charles M Oellermann

Use of cash collateral to pay prepetition debt not prohibited by Jevic

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

The ability of a bankruptcy trustee or a Chapter 11 debtor in possession to use cash collateral during the course of a bankruptcy case may be vital to the debtor's prospects for a successful reorganisation.

He Wei

CNIPA issues new administrative measures for use of special marks reserved for GIs

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) recently issued the new Administrative Measures for the Use of Special Marks Reserved for Geographical Indications (GIs) (Trial).

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Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany, Israel

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