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Atsumi & Sakai | July 2022

As the period for staying vigilant against the rebound of the coronavirus infection by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government came to an end on May 22, 2022, we have relaxed the restrictions on the number of staff working in the office. However, as we continue to carry out staggered commuting hours for our staff, the hours of our reception desk, conference room usage, and operations of our main telephone number will be limited to 10:30 to 16:30 ...

Carey | July 2022

On July 4th, 2022, three months after the deposit of the instrument of accession before the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization, the "Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks" (the "Madrid Protocol") entered into force in our country. The accession determined that Chile joined the Madrid System, which covers 128 countries. The Madrid System contemplates a centralized trademark application and management process ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed the introduction of a new Principle that “a firm must act to deliver good outcomes for retail customers” together with three cross-cutting rules and four proposed customer outcomes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The regulations incoprorate requirements on occupational pension scheme trustees under at 2019 Competition and Markets Authority Order to carry out a tender process for fiduciary management services and set objectives for their investment consultants. The Occupational Pension Schemes (Governance and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (Regulations) will come into force on 1 October ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

Morten V. Meyer is specialised within M&A, contract law, real estate and tax law. His clients are from a wide range of industries. He has extensive experience with reorganisations and with assisting buyers and sellers with the sale and purchase of shares and businesses. In addition, Morten holds a real estate agent insurance and assists buyers and sellers of real estate in all steps of the process, including as settlement manager ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

Camilla Flatum is specialised within shipping transactions and with ship- and bond financing. She has extensive experience from the shipping sector, assisting both owners, brokers, and financial institutions. Camilla also advises clients within the aviation sector, in financing matters especially. She has been associated with Simonsen Vogt Wiig since 2006, having previously worked for Nordic Trustee AS og Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB ...

Have you ever heard a story and thought, “That only happens in the movies!”? Well, this story may invoke that thought, but unfortunately for one lawyer, it transpired in real life. Although the rule is clear that lawyers cannot reveal privileged communications without client authorization, a Washington lawyer’s conduct illustrates that the rule is tough to remember, or recognize, in casual, friendly settings ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | June 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Our Intellectual Property partners, Karen Abraham, Indran Shanmuganathan and Yap Khai Jian (Senior Associate), have co-authored the Q&A guide to trademark litigation in Malaysia published by Practical Law ...

Morgan & Morgan | June 2022

Throughout my career as a banker and as an attorney, as well as through experiences with friends and their families, I have noticed that there is no topic more taboo than talking to someone about their death and how they intend to distribute their accumulated assets during their lifetime. It is incredible that, for many, this topic is so difficult to face with an objective mind to leave their estate affairs in order, no matter how small it may be ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

As of June 21, 2022, importers of goods from China and other countries that contain China origin inputs of components or raw materials are subject to the enforcement provisions of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA). As a result, importers should now perform significant due diligence on all tiers of the supply chain of their imports and update their compliance policies and internal controls to address the risks of forced labor in their supply chains ...

Are you feeling lucky? Hungary set to liberalise the online sports betting market Hungarians fancying a flutter on their local football team winning the next game can only (legally) indulge in doing so through a state-owned monopolist. This is about to change, however, as Hungary is set to liberalise its online sports betting market providing opportunity for EU gaming operators ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2022

Dr. Christine Calleja, from Mamo TCV Advocates, attended this year’s European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) annual conference, held between the 23rd and 25th June. After an absence of three years, the conference hosted around 450 lawyers who specialise mainly in employment law. This year, delegates from the employment lawyers association of each country met before the start of the conference, discussing ideas for future collaboration ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Kudun and Partners represented Ichitan Group Public Company Limited—a leading and hugely popular Thai beverage company that manufactures a wide range of beverages such as green tea, herbal, fruit, and energy drink—with respect to the acquisition of newly issued ordinary shares of Predictive Co., Ltd. for a total value of THB 122.6 million ...

Asters | June 2022

Rozhen, who has dealt with paperwork at least once in his life, understands how important the role of a notary is. The notary certifies the powers of attorney of individuals, wills, contracts for the alienation of real estate, issues certificates of the right to inheritance and performs many other notarial acts ...

DFDL | June 2022

Pursuant to the enactment of the Myanmar Consumer Protection Law in 2019 (“Law“), the Ministry of Commerce (“Ministry“) under the State Administration Council (“SAC“) issued its implementing regulations by enforcing the Consumer Protection Rules (“CPR“). In this alert, DFDL draws attention to some of the salient features of the CPR ...

Buchalter | June 2022

June 23, 2022 By: Michael Flynn* According to statements by a Department of Justice official, corporate Chief Compliance Officers will in the future have to take a more exposed position by providing certifications in settlements with DOJ. Further, corporations should consider specific steps to take that DOJ would consider in evaluating whether the company has built an effective compliance program consistent with the required certifications ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

The Court of Appeal has given some much-needed clarity on this issue in the recent decision of Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP [2022]. In a majority judgment, the Court of Appeal reversed the first instance decision and held that the collateral warranty in question was a construction contract within the meaning of s.104(1) of the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (the Construction Act) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

In the lead up to the UK COVID-19 Public Inquiry, we look at the impact the pandemic has had on the Education sector. Education has been particularly badly affected by worldwide COVID-19 restrictions, with 184 country-wide school closures, leaving 1.53 billion out of school, and impacting 87.6% of the world’s total enrolled learners1. The move to online learning One of the biggest changes for the sector was the move to remote learning ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

In a judgment handed down on 14 June 2022 in The Federal Republic of Nigeria v JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A [2022] EWHC 1447 (Comm) (FRN v JPMC) the court again considered the scope of the Quincecare duty and gross negligence. The decision is good news for Banks. The case related to the payment of over $1 billion by JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) to accounts held by a Nigerian company called Malabu Oil and Gas Limited (Malabu) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Legal directory Chambers and Partners has today launched Global LawTech 2022, ranking Shoosmiths8 Connected Services Cia® and Matters+ as band one products. This global guide is part of Chambers’ professional advisor series and is its second report on the rapidly moving legal technology sector ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2022

Mamo TCV Advocates in collaboration with the Foundation for Human Resources Development (FHRD) have organised and delivered a number of lectures on various topics related to Maltese employment law including employment contracts, termination of contracts, occupational health and safety, GDPR and immigration, as part of the newly launched course, ‘Award in the Practical Applications of Maltese Employment Law’ ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Dinsmore partner Michael Dailey was published in Bank Director with his article "Recent Developments to Combat Redlining." Read an excerpt below. Regulators have worked on a variety of anti-redlining proposals in recent months, including a joint initiative by the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Initial reactions to the initiative expected it to focus on the redlining seen in the Trustmark Corp ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Why a comprehensive exclusion of loss clause should cover 'wasted expenditure' - and how employers should resist. The Court of Appeal decision in Soteria Insurance Limited (formerly CIS General Insurance Limited) v IBM United Kingdom Limited (February 2022 Court of Appeal) contains a short but important point for those drafting exclusion clauses - especially those that seek to exclude indirect and consequential costs, loss of profits, loss of opportunity, etc ...

The Second Circuit recently broadened the circumstances for when a public company should disclose government investigations. Bradley partner Elisha Kobre explains that companies will need to consider when reasonable investors would “want to know” about a probe, which is a higher standard than in earlier cases ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Background On 23 May 2022, the latest amendment to the Public Limited Companies Act (No. 4), B.E. 2565 (2022) (the “PLC Amendment”) was published in the Government Gazette and it became effective on May 24, 2022. The PLC Amendment aims to facilitate public limited companies by allowing greater use of electronic communications in their business operations ...

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