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24 November 2020
Charles Allen Court continues injunction against unidentified 'doxxers'

Hong Kong - RPC

The High Court recently ordered the continuation of various injunction orders restraining unnamed defendants from engaging in 'doxxing' directed at judges and judicial officers in Hong Kong, together with their spouses and immediate family members. The court's decision follows an increase in such activity in connection with certain verdicts and sentences in cases where persons have been charged with offences arising out of protests or related public order incidents.

Authors: Charles Allen, Antony Sassi
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Richard Schmidt Can judges control excessive terms in lease agreements?

Hungary - SMARTLEGAL Schmidt & Partners

Can parties stipulate in a commercial lease that a user charge amounting to three times the monthly rent will apply if the lessee fails to vacate the leased premises? Further, can a judge qualify such an excessive fee as a penalty which the court can reduce? This article analyses a recent Supreme Court decision in order to address these questions.

Author: Richard Schmidt
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Gan Khong Aik Derivative proceedings: leave of court is substantive legal requirement

Malaysia - Gan Partnership

The Court of Appeal recently ruled that Sections 347(1) and (2) of the Companies Act 2016, which require leave of court to be obtained before any action may be initiated on behalf of a company and any such action to be brought in the name of the company, are substantive law and not merely procedural. Following this decision, it is clear that violations of Sections 347(1) and (2) are not mere irregularities, but illegalities.

Authors: Gan Khong Aik, Kang Mei Yee
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Fred Kuchlin Can an appeal court order repayment after it has reversed the relevant order?

United Kingdom - RPC

An appellate court has an inherent power to restore money paid or property transferred under an order which it has reversed, and not all contractual provisions are susceptible to being waived by election. These are the two key takeaways from a recent Privy Council judgment.

Authors: Fred Kuchlin, Parham Kouchikali
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Recent updates

Gan Khong Aik Competing claims in curial and arbitral proceedings: recent anti-arbitration injunction developments

Malaysia - Gan Partnership

Authors: Gan Khong Aik, Kang Mei Yee
Emma Griffiths More is more when giving notice of claims under SPAs

United Kingdom - RPC

Authors: Emma Griffiths, Geraldine Elliott
Carmel Green Courts return to some normality

Hong Kong - RPC

Authors: Carmel Green, Antony Sassi, David Smyth
Eliana Tuijn Validity of NCC and NCCA clauses

Netherlands - AKD

Author: Eliana Tuijn
Janine Häsler High threshold for admission of evidence obtained by private parties in criminal proceedings

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

Authors: Janine Häsler, Nico Ravazzolo
Oliver Passmore Royal Court demonstrates its ability to assist in administration of foreign trusts

Jersey - Ogier

Authors: Oliver Passmore, Daniel Maine
Beril Yayla Sapan Will COVID-19 skyrocket remote hearings?

Turkey - Gün + Partners

Authors: Beril Yayla Sapan, Asena Aytuğ Keser
Ahmed Murad Precedential decision: Supreme Court rules on enforcement of foreign judgments

Maldives - Mazlan & Murad Law Associates

Author: Ahmed Murad

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IAM Industry Review 2020

30 November – 9 December 2020

Most of the world’s major economies have been subject to some kind of pandemic-induced lockdown in 2020, but that does not mean that everything has stopped. As well as adjusting to the multiple practical and strategic challenges posed by COVID-19, IP professionals in a number of key industries have also had to absorb regulatory developments, potentially game-changing court decisions, new legislation, big deals and a shifting patent landscape. IAM’s Industry Review 2020 will focus on five key business sectors: life sciences; telecoms; automotive; software and AI; and semiconductors. For each one, leading experts will explore the year’s ups, downs and pivotal moments, while dissecting what they will mean for 2021.

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14-16 November 2021

IPBC Global will bring the world’s IP business leaders back together again in 2021 when it reconvenes in Seattle, the fastest growing tech hub in the United States and home to some of the most innovative businesses on the planet. From 14 to 16 November 2021, attendees at the world’s leading IP event will enjoy unsurpassed networking and deal-making opportunities, as well as the chance to join high-level discussions around the key challenges facing those responsible for developing IP business strategies now and into the future.

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