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Due to the impact of COVID-19, several Intellectual Property Offices (IPOs) have announced adapted guidelines and information on the current status of proceedings and deadlines.

To the point: technology & digitalisation l June 2020

Hot water instead of toxic substances. Bags that can’t be stolen. Phosphorus that can be “recycled”. “Waste pieces” with a cult character. Beer with “rhythm & beat”. Austrian Patent Office President Mariana Karepova was delighted to announce the truly innovative ideas and solutions nominated for the Austrian “Staatspreis Patent”, a state prize awarded for trendsetting […]

Poland: COVID-19 vs. lease agreements

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Polish authorities have implemented several restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the disease, including the suspension of certain retail activities and services. This has had a direct impact on lease agreements in these sectors. The Polish Parliament has therefore adopted the so-called “Anti-crisis Shield” comprising regulations in […]

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Cayman Islands private funds law – change to definition of ‘private fund’

The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.The Private Funds (Amendment) Law, 2020 came into effect on 7 July 2020 and serves to clarify the types of investment vehicles which will be required to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) by a deadline of 7 August 2020 pursuant to the Private Funds Law.

Cayman privatizations back in vogue

By David Lamb David Lamb explains how short-form mergers are an attractive route for buy-sides to eliminate the tail-end price risk associated with buying out dissentient minority shareholders, which would potentially make the pricing for the privatization unrealistic. This article was originally published on China Business Law Journal. Click below to access the full article.

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Allen & Overy (A&O) has signed up to include AI platform Eigen Technologies in its tech apparatus, as firms’ investments in external providers are increasingly on the rise. The magic circle firm made the decision after a pilot that saw partners trialing potential uses for the platform, which will be adopted to conduct reviews and analysis on […]

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Harnessing the power of language

A fact about the South American country of Suriname – the lingua franca of 500,000 inhabitants of this country is Sranan Tongo, also known as Taki Taki. Why is that relevant? Because Taki Taki, is listed as the language with the fewest words, at only 340. By comparison English, widely recognised as the language using […]

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Three firms seal £70m sale of toy store Hamleys

Slaughter and May has won the lead mandate for an Indian conglomerate as it agreed terms to buy toy emporium Hamleys for £70m. Reliance Brands, owned by Mukesh Ambani, sealed the deal to expand his retail footprint by acquiring Hamleys from China’s C Banner International, which had purchased it in 2015. This is the fourth […]

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