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Cesare Galli

IP rights, market ecology and sustainability: strategic directions post-COVID-19

Intellectual Property - International
IP Law Galli

From every angle, intellectual property is one of the great engines of the contemporary world, which not only fosters (and must continue to foster in the post-COVID-19 economy) progressive developments in relation to technology and quality of life, but also carries the 'antibodies' needed to protect the environment.

Masaki Konishi

Recent amendments to Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act

Banking & Financial Services - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

In light of the global trend to further regulate foreign direct investments from a national security viewpoint, the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act of Japan (FEFTA) and regulations thereunder were recently subject to amendments which drew particular attention from Japanese stock market participants concerned about the potential negative impact thereof.

Arthur Shay

NCC bans Chinese OTT TV services

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

The National Communications Commission recently issued a notice of alert to all licence holders (including terrestrial TV channels, radio stations, satellite TV channels, cable TV channels and telecoms operators) which demands that they stop carrying ads, promotions or sponsorship for Chinese over-the-top (OTT) TV services, specifically We TV and Iqiyi, and requires compliance with bans on Chinese OTT TV services under the governing law administered by the Mainland Affairs Council..

Rajasingam Gothandapani

Discharging cargo from ships that are under arrest

Shipping & Transport - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysian law permits the discharge of cargo on board a ship that is under arrest when the cargo itself is not.

Raulin Amy

Incorporating a private company

Corporate & Commercial - Jersey
Ogier

This article provides useful guidance on incorporating a private company under Jersey law by summarising the main legal requirements and general principles which apply in this regard (eg, company formation, share capital and continuing requirements), as well as the benefits of using a Jersey company..

Marcel Meinhardt

ComCo opens up gas market in central Switzerland

Energy & Natural Resources - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Swiss Competition Commission (ComCo) recently reviewed whether Energie Wasser Luzern Holding AG and Erdgas Zentralschweiz AG had a dominant position in the natural gas market and whether their refusal to grant grid access qualified as an unlawful refusal to deal.

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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

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

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