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Kay C Georgi

Human rights now part of US export licensing review for nearly all export licences

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently released a final rule revising its licensing policy for crime control and detection (CC) items, which is designed to promote respect for human rights throughout the world.

Peggy Sharon

Lack of safety measures does not repudiate coverage as long as insurer has collected premium

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

A recent case dealt with the question of whether an insured is entitled to insurance benefits for the loss of their car by theft when it lacked the security measures required by the insurer.

Patricia Yeung

Amendment to anti-discrimination ordinances

Employment & Immigration - Hong Kong
Howse Williams 何韋律師行

In June 2020 the Discrimination Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Ordinance 2020 came into effect.

William Jones

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

Arbitration & ADR - 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.

Tsung-Yuan Shen

Is commercial success a factor considered in determining non-obviousness of a patent?

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

A pitfall that is difficult to avoid when determining whether a patent is non-obvious is hindsight bias when comparing a patent with prior art.

Emma Pinkerton

Indemnity for cost of contaminated land

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

A recent case concerning a landlord's counterclaim for the cost incurred by it in remediating its property prior to undertaking a major redevelopment project provides a useful reminder to tenants on the extent of their potential liability at the end of the term of their lease and sounds a cautionary note to any party undertaking works under licence.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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