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AlixPartners | How airlines can win in their post-pandemic recovery

As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continue, there is optimism that the airline industry has left last year’s turbulence behind. But unanswered questions remain. For carriers in the northern hemisphere, the summer travel season should offer some indication of challenges that lie ahead. While leisure travel, especially in the U.S., may return quickly, it still seems unlikely that the international business segment will come back to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon. Full-service carriers (FSCs) that get most of their profits...
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Arendt | No fixed establishment for VAT purposes for property companies without staff

The Court of Justice of the European Union ('CJEU') confirmed in decision C-931/19 of 3 June 2021 that the letting of immovable property abroad, where the property owner does not have its own staff to perform letting-related services, does not give rise to a fixed establishment for VAT purposes in the country where the property is located. The case concerned a Jersey-based company, Titanium Ltd (‘Titanium’), involved in real estate and asset management activities. In the context of those activities, Titanium...
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Faegre Drinker | New Tools for International Data Transfers: European Commission Adopts New Standard Contractual Clauses

In early June 2021, the European Commission adopted a new set of Standard Contractual Clauses for organizations to use to ensure compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements for transfers of personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA). Background Under the GDPR, transfers of personal data from the EEA are not permitted unless certain safeguards are met to ensure that a similar level of protection is afforded to data subjects as that granted under EU law. Among...
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Marks Paneth | PPP Loan Forgiveness: An Important Window is Closing

More than 30% of borrowers who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in 2020 still have not applied for forgiveness, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA distributed approximately $521 billion in PPP loans to businesses during 2020, but as of May 24, 2021, had not received forgiveness applications related to loans totaling $159 billion of those funds. The SBA has issued guidance explaining that borrowers may submit a loan forgiveness application any time before the maturity date...
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RSM | June 2021 – Your Global Summary of IFRS News and Developments

RSM World of IFRS summarises key matters arising from recent IASB discussions and decisions, highlights RSM thought leadership from around the world, and addresses an IFRS application question each month. Latest matters from the international accounting standards board (IASB) The following is a summarised update of key matters arising from the discussions and decisions taken by the IASB at its remote meetings from January to May 2021: The full update, as published by the IASB, can be found here. Maintenance and consistent application BUSINESS COMBINATIONS...
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Via | How to make autonomous transportation useful

Learning from real-world examples, we’ll show you how to leapfrog to a new TransitTech paradigm while solving for real public transportation needs. If you pull up the citywide public transit app in Arlington, Texas, you’ll find yourself with two options: On-demand microtransit vehicle, or on-demand self-driving vehicle. Under the leadership of Mayor Jeff Williams, this city of 400,000 (located about 20 miles west of Dallas) is at the forefront of making technology a useful part of its public transportation. WATCH: How to integrate AVs with...
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CILcare | CILcare and Knotus partner to accelerate the development of novel therapies to prevent and treat ear disorders in Korea and Asian market

Montpellier & Seoul, June 8th, 2021 | CILcare, the world’s leading CRO dedicated to ear disorders, and Knotus, a leading Korean non-clinical CRO, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership that aims at accelerating the development of therapeutics to prevent and treat hearing disorders. CILcare and Knotus will be working together to propose to pharmaceutical, veterinary, nutraceutical and medical devices industries CILcare’s cutting-edge R&D services to support safety and efficacy evidence of their products on auditory functions. Hearing...
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Portolano Cavallo | EU Regulations on Medical Devices and the GDPR: First Step Forward a Necessary Coordination

This article is part of Portolano Cavallo’s “INFORM@LifeSciences” Newsletter. Click here to subscribe | In the wake of application of the European medical device regulation (EU Regulation No. 745 of 2017), occurred on May 26, Italy is taking its first steps toward adjusting its national regulatory framework. As a result, the European delegation law of 2021, published in the Italian official journal on April 23, includes an entire section (Art. 15) on the future regulatory framework applicable to medical devices, providing the government...

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