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Paul Côté-Lépine

Quebec Pay Equity Act: a barrier to accessing pay equity?

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the decisions of the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Quebec Superior Court declaring Sections 76.3, 76.5 and 103.1, Paragraph 2 of the Pay Equity Act invalid on the grounds that they are discriminatory and thus contrary to Section 15(1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Thomas M Broennimann

Revisiting shareholder disclosure duties in Swiss rights offerings

Capital Markets - Switzerland
Niederer Kraft Frey

As in other jurisdictions, under Swiss law there are specific requirements relating to the disclosure of shareholdings and the actions of shareholders for companies whose equity securities are listed in whole or in part in Switzerland, including on Switzerland's main stock exchange, the SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd.

Nicola Roberts

Court rules on limitation period for breach of directors' duties

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Jersey limitation period for claims against directors for breach of duty under Article 74 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991 has not been definitively decided by the Jersey Royal Court.

Abigail Smith

Health Canada issues updated guidance on PMNOC Regulations

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently issued updated guidance on the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC) Regulations.

Marie Berard

High Court refuses to restrain EU court proceedings brought in breach of arbitration agreement

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance LLP

The English courts will not grant anti-suit injunctions to restrain court proceedings brought in breach of arbitration clauses in the courts of other EU member states, as seen in the High Court's recent refusal of an application for anti-suit relief to restrain court proceedings in Cyprus and its grant of an anti-suit injunction targeted at court proceedings in Russia.

Ivana Sverak

Overview of act on loan agreements with international element

Banking - Croatia
Porobija & Porobija

The Act on Nullity of Loans with an International Element Concluded in the Republic of Croatia was created following a period of time wherein certain foreign credit unions continually granted loans to Croatian borrowers.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey