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Antony Sassi

Court refuses to restrain presentation of winding-up petition and comments on ex parte proceedings

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The High Court recently dismissed a plaintiff company's application to continue an ex parte injunction to restrain the defendant bank from presenting a winding-up petition against the company.

Hewen Zhao

Clear and convincing evidence standard should be applied to prior art taking form of physical objects

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

In 2019 the IP Tribunal of the Supreme People's Court confirmed that a physical mobile phone was eligible prior art in assessing the novelty and inventiveness of a patent.

Andrew Osborne

MAC publishes report recommending expanded shortage occupation lists

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Migration Advisory Committee has recommended a significant expansion of the occupations deemed to be in shortage for the purposes of sponsorship under the new skilled worker category, which will replace Tier 2 (General) from 1 January 2021.

William Jones

Court of Appeal enforces foreign arbitral award in favour of Brazilian airline

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision of the Grand Court, thereby allowing the enforcement of an International Chamber of Commerce arbitral award issued in favour of a Brazilian airline.

Brenda A Rogel Salgado

New Mexican Official Standards for ozone and particles in air

Environment & Climate Change - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Ministry of Health recently published two projects on the National Regulatory Improvement Commission's online system for consultation.

Alexander G Thrasher

Coverage for defective work? Michigan joins majority

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Michigan has joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a general liability policy may provide coverage for claims for property damage allegedly caused by a subcontractor's defective work.

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Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru

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