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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 ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2022

Persons using medical services in Poland are subject to special legal protection. Regardless of their nationality, all patients have the same rights. Our guide explains the key patient rights and legal solutions concerning citizens of Ukraine ...

Carey | July 2022

Through an announcement issued by the Ministry of Finance, Mario Marcel, the government presented the general outlines of its tax reform proposal. This reform would consist of four bills (two of which would be submitted to Congress during July, and the remaining ones during the fourth quarter), which will be relevant to know in order to analyze the details of this announcement. On our web page (https://reformatributaria.carey ...

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

Welcome to the second part in our series of articles on the Building Safety Act 2022. In Part 1 of our series of articles on the Building Safety Act 2022 we discussed the greater exposure to claims due to extensions in limitation periods and the measures aimed at addressing failures to remedy historical safety defects. In Part 2, we discuss the dutyholder regime and look at the steps developers can take now to prepare ...

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 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2022

  Basic as it may seem, the notification process is of fundamental importance when instituting a Court case. This process can at times be used to attack the validity of a judgement and hence, one will certainly understand the importance of getting it right. All this featured in a Court of Appeal judgement, delivered on the 4th of May 2022 in the names Farrugia nomine vs BNF Bank plc (App. Civ. 410/19/1) ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

The Prime Minister has approved, and government has published the long-awaited final terms of reference for the COVID-19 Inquiry. The inquiry, chaired by the Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE, is two-fold and will: 1. Examine the COVID-19 response and the impact of the pandemic in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and produce a factual narrative. 2. Identify the lessons to be learned from the above, to inform preparations for future pandemics across the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

In a recent case, a unilateral termination clause in the relevant contract had no bearing on whether termination via agreement between the parties was available, and the court held that novation of the contract by the conduct of the parties was valid ...

The onslaught of ransomware attacks by cybercriminals increases unabated every year, affecting everyone from mom and pop shops on Main Street to corporate lions of Wall Street. Hackers infiltrate an organization's computer network through social engineering tactics like phishing emails or by exploiting network security weaknesses, allowing vital digital information to be hijacked and held for ransom ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

On June 27, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, a case where the Court took another look at school employees’ First Amendment rights to religious expression while employed. The Court held that a school district infringed on a coach’s First Amendment rights when it disciplined him for engaging in private prayer on the field after football games. Joseph Kennedy was a football coach for the Bremerton (WA) School District ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

One of the most basic questions under the False Claims Act—what facts a relator must plead to state a claim—is also one of the most difficult to answer. The Supreme Court is considering multiple certiorari petitions seeking to resolve a circuit split in the application of Rule 9(b)’s heightened pleading standard to the FCA ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

On June 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States released its long-awaited decision in American Hospital Association v. Becerra in which it unanimously held that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) overstepped its statutory authority by cutting 340B-related reimbursement to hospitals ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

On June 27, 2022, the United States Supreme Court ruled that doctors who act in subjective good faith in prescribing controlled substances to their patients cannot be convicted under the Controlled Substance Act (“CSA”).  The Court’s decision will have broad implications for physicians and patients alike ...

DFDL | June 2022

Pursuant to Directive No. 7/2022 issued by the Central Bank of Myanmar (“CBM“), relaxing the application of Notification 12/2022 (“De-dollarization Notification“), inter alia,  for the Myanmar Investment Commission (“MIC“) and Special Economic Zone companies, exporters and importers conducting activities under Myanmar-China and Myanmar-Thailand border trade, international organizations, INGOs, etc ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Kudun and Partners celebrated Pride Month to express our recognition of the impact that the LGBTQ+ community have had on society, nationally and globally. Our colleagues participated in the Pride costume contest and engaged in an insightful discussion about history and challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community. Pride month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ people, education in LGBTQ+ history and raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community ...

Novartis Pharms. Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., Appeal No. 2021-1070 (Fed. Cir. June 21, 2022) In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal Circuit granted panel rehearing of and vacated its prior decision in Novartis Pharms. Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., 21 F.4th 1362 (Fed. Cir. 2022).  Our write-up of that opinion can be found here ...

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 ...

In the last edition of The Site Report, we discussed the legal issues surrounding the damage caused by Skanska's construction barges to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge ("Bridge") between Pensacola, Florida and Gulf Breeze, Florida during Hurricane Sally ...

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 ...

ALRUD Law Firm | June 2022

Invitation   Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,   ALRUD Law Firm is honored to invite you to our webinar dedicated to the upcoming reform of personal data legislation in Russia ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Regulation brings uniformity and security, which may feel anathema to the fundamental premise of distributed ledger technology (specifically blockchain and the nascent crypto industry blockchain technology allows) – a world that needs neither trust nor centralized authority. Nevertheless, two U.S. senators are pushing to reconcile these seemingly contrary positions and priorities ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Since the current Electronic Communications Code was introduced in 2017, swathes of it have come under the judicial microscope and even resulted in impending legislative updates. Until now, there has been no scrutiny of the process under which telecommunications apparatus is to be removed following termination of the underlying agreement ...

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 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

The Supreme Court refuses to re-open lease contracting-out issues previously determined by the Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court has denied the Fragrance Shop’s request for leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in TFS Stores Ltd v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) General Partner Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 688 ...

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