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Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – Who Bears the Cost in a Time of Crisis?

Coronavirus and Commercial Rent – Who Bears the Cost in a Time of Crisis?

Published: 28 May 2020

As a result of the raft of social-distancing measures introduced by the government to slow the spread of COVID-19, many commercial tenants have been forced to close their premises. For the vast majority, the obligation to pay rent continues under their leases even though they can no longer trade. Landlords have their own problems, facing a dramatic reduction in rental income, yet retaining their o...

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Covid-19 and safe tourism in Greece. Greek legislation makes it possible.

Covid-19 and safe tourism in Greece. Greek legislation makes it possible.

Published: 28 May 2020

Greece is preparing to welcome the new tourist season, allowing international flights to Athens from June 15th and to the islands from July 1st, with safety and responsibility. With the exception of EU countries, there are restrictions on flights depending on the country of take-off, while countries with negative epidemiological characteristics are excluded. This decision is also justified by the ...

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Favourable Mergers or Unfavourable Losses

Favourable Mergers or Unfavourable Losses

Published: 27 May 2020

The whole world is looking forward to the end of the pandemic. Industries and people have started looking forward to the business openings and ways to get back on track. Though, the process of opening and coming back on track itself needs to have a process to be outlined, the utmost concern on this date is to plan the pandemic industries will face after this pandemic. The International Monetary Fu...

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Legal Procedure for Convening Valid Company Meetings in Nigeria in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Legal Procedure for Convening Valid Company Meetings in Nigeria in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Published: 27 May 2020

The physical distancing and stay at home order of the Federal Government of Nigeria arising from the Covid-19 pandemic has restricted movements in major cities in Nigeria. Inter-state movements are also prohibited. This has affected the ability of companies to arrange for their meetings. The circumstance makes it difficult if not impossible for directors and shareholders to even access the venue o...

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Applying to Register a Trademark with No Intention of Using It – Abuse of Injunction Suits and Damages Claims

Applying to Register a Trademark with No Intention of Using It – Abuse of Injunction Suits and Damages Claims

Published: 25 May 2020

Anyone seeking to register a trademark should actually intend on using it. According to a ruling of Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), holding a trademark with the sole intention of asserting claims against third parties represents an abuse of the law. It is only the proprietor of a trademark who benefits from trademark protection, i.e. only he may make use of the tradem...

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Notes on the Termination of Insurance Policies Due to False Warranties and Concealment

Notes on the Termination of Insurance Policies Due to False Warranties and Concealment

Published: 22 May 2020

When applying for insurance, the proposer (insured, agent or third party) must complete a proposal form from the underwriter, declaring all the important facts the underwriter requires to assess the risk, especially those that may alter the way in which the underwriter would have underwritten the risk if knowing those facts. Any false warranties or concealment of the facts referred above, will ent...

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What Are the Conditions That Would Entitle a Contracting Company to Compensation of Nis 60 Million?

What Are the Conditions That Would Entitle a Contracting Company to Compensation of Nis 60 Million?

Published: 22 May 2020

Bibi Roads Earthmoving & Development Ltd. had won the Israel Railways tender for the expansion of the railways between Kibbutz Na'an and Beer Sheva.Israel Railways paid Bibi Roads about NIS 104 million for its work on the project, but Bibi Roads claimed that it is entitled to payments for additional works, a delay in the commencement of the implementation of the project, flood damages, and...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

Published: 21 May 2020

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, causing a huge impact on people’s lives, families, and communities. In addition to the serious implications for people's health and healthcare services, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on businesses, financial services, employment, and the economy. The disruption and implications of COVID-19 are...

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