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New rent relief scheme for Victoria

The Victorian Government has today announced a new rent relief scheme for small to medium sized businesses.

It will be available to tenants with a turnover of less than $50 million and who have suffered a decline in turnover of at least 30% due to Covid-19.

Under the new scheme, landlords will be required to provide proportionate rent relief to eligible tenants which is consistent with the tenant’s reduction in turnover. At least 50% of the rent relief offered must be by waiver and the remainder by way of deferral.

The new rent relief scheme will be applied from 28 July 2021 and is expected to operate until January 2022.

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Cybersecurity review and new ideas for listing in Hong Kong

On the evening of 30 June 2021(Beijing time), Didi was officially listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Two days after Didi’s listing, the PRC Cybersecurity Review Office published an announcement regarding the launch of cybersecurity review against Didi (the “Review Announcement”), announcing that the review would be conducted according to the National Security Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “National Security Law”), the Cybersecurity Law of the PRC and the Cybersecurity Review Measures which came into effect on 1 June 2020 (“Cybersecurity Review Measures”). The PRC Cybersecurity Review Office also announced that during the cybersecurity review, no new user was allowed to register with the Didi application. On 4 July 2021 and 9 July 2021, Cybersecurity Administration of China (“CAC”) issued two consecutive circulars, announcing that since Didi Chuxing, Didi Enterprise, and 25 other applications (collectively referred to as “Didi Apps”) had severe violations of rules against personal data collection, those Didi Apps were required to be removed from app stores. Subsequently, CAC issued the Cybersecurity Review Measures (Revised Draft for Comment) (the “Revised Draft”) to further clarify the direction for future cybersecurity review. The Revised Draft directly links cybersecurity review with listing in the United States (the “U.S.”) or other jurisdictions. Read more…

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Can a Sound Mark be Registered as a Trademark – European Union Court’s Ruling

The General Court of the European Union (“Court”), on July 7, 2021, issued a first ruling1 (refer to the press release here)2 in relation to the registration of a sound sign submitted in an audio format as an EU trademark in the case of Ardagh Metal Beverage Holdings v EUIPO (T-668/19).

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In 2006, the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (“FIBA”) set-up the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (”BAT”) with the aim to establish an independent arbitral tribunal focused on basketball-related disputes, which could deliver decisions in a timely and cost-effective way.  Read more…

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Llinks Listed as Leading Law firm in Benchmark Litigation Dispute Resolution 2021

In June 2021,Benchmark Litigation released the first edition of Benchmark Litigation China 2021. Llinks has been recommended as a leading law firm in International Arbitration and Commercial Disputes in Shanghai……Read more…

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Llinks Awarded Best Overall PRC Law Firms (Shanghai) 2021 by China Business Law Journal

In June 2021, China Business Law Journal, a leading international legal media, released its China Business Law Awards (regional awards). With outstanding performance and great market reputation, Llinks has won the Best Overall PRC Law Firms (Shanghai) 2021 Read more…

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Llinks Client Alert – Commercial IP(May-June 2021)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Commercial IP with “Llinks Client Alert – Commercial IP(May-June 2021)


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Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(June 2021)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy with ” Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(June 2021)


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Delhi Government’s Directions in relation to the Collection of School Fees

The Delhi Government, on July 1, 2021, issued Order PSB/2021/2165-21741(“Directions”) with the aim of preventing profiteering and commercialization by private unaided recognized schools of Delhi. The Directions were issued following the Order dated May 31, 2021 in WPC 7526/2021 (refer our article here) and interim Order dated June 7, 2021 in LPA 184/2021 of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi (“Orders”) and further to the provisions of section 17(3) and section 18(4) of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 (“DSE Act”). The Directions issued are applicable to 460 private unaided recognized schools of Delhi, as listed in Enclosure – I of the Directions.

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Exposure of Prosecution under the Indian Penal Code for Offences under GST

In the Matter of: Shri. Sentu Dey Vs. State of Tripura & Ors. [Crl. Petn. No.14/2021]

Forum: High Court of Tripura

Order Delivered on: May 28, 2021

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