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What to expect from China’s new Export Control Law

What to expect from China’s new Export Control Law

Published: 13 Jan 2021

The Export Control Law of the People's Republic of China (the “ECL”) has been unveiled since October and came into force on 1 December 2020, which marks the establishment of China’s first comprehensive and consolidated legal framework for export control law in China. The ECL consists of five chapters with a total of 49 articles, regulating the export of sensitive materials and technologies fro...

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The Evolution of Assets

The Evolution of Assets

Published: 12 Jan 2021

Asset classes continue to dominate the majority of investment conversations – but how have these changed over time? And what will asset classes look like going forward? Partner and investment funds specialist, Jonathan Garcia from ISOLAS LLP, explores this topic. An asset is'a resource of economic value that can be controlled by a person, organisation or country'.While the paper definition...

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Sales Season In Times Of Lockdowns And Social Distancing

Sales Season In Times Of Lockdowns And Social Distancing

Published: 12 Jan 2021

Sales season in times of lockdowns and social distancing… Being forced to stay at home, many consumers are being driven toward online shopping marketplaces. Now is the time that brand owners need to focus on their online strategy and pay attention to online counterfeiting activities. The sale of counterfeits causes important loss of revenues for brand owners, but the impact of a damaged reputation...

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2020 Ends In Another Victory For Michael Jordan

2020 Ends In Another Victory For Michael Jordan

Published: 12 Jan 2021

For most of us, 2020 was, to put it mildly, not a great year. US Basketball legend Michael Jordan however may disagree. Not only did he launch the Netflix hit-series “The Last Dance”, which revolves around his successful career, he also managed to score a legal win in the nick of time (30 December 2020). Background On 30 December 2020 the Shanghai Second People’s Court of the people’s Republic of ...

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COVID-19 – Rent reduction in response to lockdown

COVID-19 – Rent reduction in response to lockdown

Published: 11 Jan 2021

The return to a state of lockdown has hit many businesses and entrepreneurs hard. Meanwhile, the courts are arriving at different conclusions regarding whether government-mandated business closures justify rent reductions. The period in the run up to Christmas saw the metaphorical lights go out in a lot of pedestrian zones and at many businesses, many of which have had to close due to the latest l...

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Notable Improvements on the Fourth Amendment of Chinese Patent Law

Notable Improvements on the Fourth Amendment of Chinese Patent Law

Published: 08 Jan 2021

On 17 October 2020, China approved the fourth amendment to the China Patent Law (CPL), which will take effect on 1 June 2021. It has been 12 years since the last amendment was made in 2008, and there are many notable changes made in this new Amendment. With the introduction of the new protection systems, China's patent protection has reached an unprecedented level. Several key points of the Am...

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Unintended Outcomes: Complication Vs Compensation

Unintended Outcomes: Complication Vs Compensation

Published: 07 Jan 2021

This case deals with unintended consequences of a surgical procedure. A complication can be defined as a foreseeable, unintended outcome of a procedure about which a patient should be warned in advance as part of the process of informed consent. Bleeding and infections would be examples of such outcomes which may not be preventable, in spite of a reasonable standard of care. A case in negligence ...

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An Employee Filed A Lawsuit In The Amount Of NIS 1,000,000 And Was Forced To Pay Legal Expenses To His Employer

An Employee Filed A Lawsuit In The Amount Of NIS 1,000,000 And Was Forced To Pay Legal Expenses To His Employer

Published: 06 Jan 2021

We are proud to showcase another case in which our firm recently won a precedent-setting achievement in representing an employer in an employee lawsuit against him. Leonid Gal is a software engineer who worked at Sysmop Technologies Ltd. for approximately 12.5 years. Sysmop is a hi-tec company engaged in the design, development and production of unique products that integrate software, hardware an...

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