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Síobhra Rush

New code of practice on right to disconnect

Employment & Immigration - Ireland
Lewis Silkin

The government has published its promised code of practice on the right to disconnect from work outside normal working hours.

Vasudha Luniya

Analysing the concept of force majeure, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic

Corporate & Commercial - India
Clasis Law

In 2020 the central government issued an office memorandum which stated that the hindrances that have occurred within supply chains due to COVID-19 should fall within the purview of natural calamity and thus force majeure clauses may be invoked in situations where deemed appropriate.

Dave Sherwin

Economic substance requirements: overview

Corporate Tax - Cayman Islands
Ogier

The International Tax Cooperation (Economic Substance) Act reflected the Cayman Islands' commitment to its obligations as a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's global Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Inclusive Framework and corresponding EU requirements for no or nominal tax jurisdictions.

Hsiu-Ru Chien

Taiwan-Japan patent file wrapper exchange piloted

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

In 2018 the Taiwan-Japan Relations Association and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association signed a memorandum of understanding on the exchange of patent file wrappers to facilitate the sharing of file histories and other relevant information sought by applicants and patent examiners between Taiwan and Japan.

Daniel Maine

Trust company's £550,000 fine demonstrates importance of effective and consistent AML procedures

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Royal Court recently imposed a hefty £550,000 fine on a firm for failing to ensure that, in practice, its anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures were being applied effectively and consistently.

Florian Terharen

Facial recognition technology: regulations and use

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Austria
Schoenherr

In recent years there has been an increased use of technologies that match a person's digital image to a picture database.

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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