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Sophie Reguengo

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on fund manager substance arrangements

Private Client & Offshore Services - 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.

Yuming Wang

Publishing house awarded Rmb1.5 million in damages for trade dress copycat

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Commercial Press has published the Dictionary of Frequently Used Ancient Chinese Characters since 1979.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

New commitment mechanism turns the tide in ongoing investigations

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

In June 2020 Law 7246 Amending the Law on the Protection of Competition entered into force and introduced significant changes to Turkish competition law, including with regard to the commitment mechanism.

Phillipe De Wulf

New National Labour Council collective labour agreement sets framework for COVID-19 teleworking

Employment & Immigration - Belgium
ALTIUS

Traditionally, Belgian labour law has distinguished between two forms of telework: structural and occasional telework.

Marco Manzone

Exercise of maritime liens on cargo to secure credits for freight and demurrages

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Civitavecchia Tribunal recently considered a vessel owner's application to exercise a maritime lien on a quantity of coal carried on board the vessel to secure its freight balance, demurrages and expenses towards the charterer after the charterer applied to open insolvency proceedings.

Brad B Erens

New appellate court ruling on priority of straddle-year taxes in bankruptcy

Insolvency & Restructuring - USA
Jones Day

A basic tenet of bankruptcy law, premised on the legal separateness of a debtor prior to filing for bankruptcy and the estate created on a bankruptcy filing, is that prepetition debts are generally treated differently to debts incurred by the estate, which are generally treated as priority administrative expenses.

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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