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Young-min Kim

Patentee protection strengthened in series of revisions to patent law

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

In South Korea, the low amount of damages awarded by the courts in patent infringement cases has long been criticised.

Norman Wisely

32nd offshore licensing round sees 113 licences awarded by OGA

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) recently announced its offer for the award of 113 licences over 259 blocks or part-blocks to 65 companies.

Todd A Solomon

DOL creates path for 401(k) plans to offer private equity investment options

Employment & Immigration - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The US Department of Labour recently issued an information letter indicating that, in limited circumstances, it will allow defined contribution retirement plans (eg, 401(k) plans) to indirectly invest in private equity funds.

Valery Narezhniy

Russia revises double tax avoidance agreements with numerous countries

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

In 2020 Russia launched an intensive process of revising its bilateral tax agreements with numerous jurisdictions.

Jürg Schneider

Telecoms surveillance legislation: Federal Administrative Court rules instant messaging app not a telecoms service

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Administrative Court (FAC) recently issued a ruling concerning the status of instant messaging app Threema from a telecoms surveillance legislation perspective.

Bradley Kruger

CIMA releases updated Rule and Statement of Guidance – Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has updated its Rule and Statement of Guidance – Cybersecurity for Regulated Entities following feedback received during a private sector consultation.

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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