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  • 1 June 2020

    The outbreak of Covid-19 disease has rapidly caused a global emergency that has involved our lives in numerous ways. It is important to assess whether the concept of “force majeure” may apply, what remedies may be provided on the basis of the applicable laws chosen by the parties or found under the rules governing private international law.

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  • 29 May 2020

    This briefing is intended to provide an initial informative overview on some of the legal implications related to the pandemic in the leading and strategic jurisdictions herein analysed.

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  • 26 May 2020

    When patenting inventions in Russia, one potential route is granting a patent for an invention relating to a well-known product used for a new purpose, the so-called ‘second medical use invention’

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  • 8 May 2020

    In February 2020 the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media issued for public consultation a draft law which aims to create a specific legal regime for Big Data processing.
    Although the draft law received negative feedback from the government, it is useful to consider the ministry's approach when shaping it.

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  • 1 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to combat it will have a significant impact on both the global and Russian economies. The government has  taken a number of measures to stop the spread of the virus, such as suspending the activities of most Russian businesses, including service providers, from 27 March until 30 April 2020. As such, the government has also had to adopt a comprehensive support programme for affected businesses, which is currently being implemented by the Russian authorities.

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