2022: The outlook from offshore

After a game-changing 2020 and busy year in 2021, Ogier partner in Asia, Nathan Powell, is optimistic about the outlook for 2022. As global head of Corporate law at Ogier, Hong Kong-based Nathan told Asian Legal Business that 2021 has been a busy year overall, especially with mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity.

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Space brief: Defence concerns in space are growing

In Europe, for instance, space and defence matters were placed under the same Directorate-General – DEFIS (DG for Defence Industry and Space), which leads the European Commission’s activities in the Defence Industry and Space sector. Moreover, the first European Defence Fund, for the period 2021-2027, was launched, with a budget of close to EUR 8 billion to finance research and development, including on the space sector. The first calls for proposals was published in June 2021.

Hungary: Mandatory vaccination as a term and condition of employment

Government Decree 598/2021 has allowed employers to order their employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 since 15 November 2021. Since it came into force, the Decree has been the subject of much discussion and interpretation by legal practitioners and commentators.

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