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China’s top Court boosts trademark protection, tackles bad faith

The Supreme People’s Court issues rules for trademark administrative disputes, clarifying standards for invalidation claims, well-known marks and prior rights.

Law Firm: China Law & Practice | Published: 12 June 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Autumn Statement predictions

On Wednesday 23 November at 12:30, UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond will deliver his first Autumn Statement. A number of Gowling WLG lawyers have made predictions about what we might hear.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 22 November 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

Armor for the Board: A D&O Insurance Checklist

Serving on a non-profit, private or public company board can yield many benefits, but may also create exposure. Directors’ and officers’ liability insurance is designed to protect personal assets, and provide armor for the board.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 November 2016 | Practice Area: Insurance

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Key trends in cross-border private M&A

Cross-border private M&A hit a post-crisis high in 2015 with deals amounting to over $146bn, making it the busiest year (by both deal value and number of deals) for cross-border private M&A since the start of the financial crisis. This Linklaters briefing looks at what 2016 has in store.

Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 11 May 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate

When do you have a binding contract? It may be more (or less) often than you think

Sometimes what appears to be an agreement is not in fact binding, for example because it is incomplete or its terms are uncertain. Conversely, a binding agreement might be reached despite appearances to the contrary. This guide covers potential problems and sets out practical steps to minimise risk.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

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What is driving the rise of shareholder activism in Europe?

This Latham & Watkins briefing looks at the factors driving the increase of shareholder activism in Europe, the role US hedge funds are playing in the European marketplace, and the key differences between US and European activist strategies, in a Q&A format.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

A guide to insolvency law around the globe

This guide to international insolvency law from Eversheds gives an overview of the main points in company insolvency law in a range of jurisdictions. With insolvency law varying greatly from country to country, this booklet gives answers a lot of the questions that may be asked.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 01 June 2015 | Practice Area: Corporation Tax

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Key Supreme Court ruling for liquidators bringing claims against fraudulent company directors

The Supreme Court has handed down its long-awaited judgment in a key case for liquidators. The ruling is highly significant for liquidators bringing proceedings in the name of a company to recover losses the company has suffered as a result of wrongdoing by its directors, as Grant Thornton reports.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 22 April 2015 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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Winding-up foreign companies by foreign courts: where should a petition be brought?

Should a petition seeking the winding-up of a company be brought in the place of the company's incorporation, or the jurisdiction in which it conducts its business? Recent decisions of the English and Hong Kong Courts have highlighted the importance of this question, as Mourant Ozannes reports.

Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 20 April 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation

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A practical guide to Russian restructurings

Restructurings are likely to be a major topic in Russia during 2015 and beyond. This Latham guide highlights the legal and practical issues lenders are likely to encounter in a Russian restructuring context and outlines possible solutions, illustrated by six potential restructuring scenarios.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 April 2015 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

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