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Gillian O'Regan

Challenging judgments allegedly obtained by fraud

Litigation - United Kingdom

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an application to strike out a claim for abuse of process on the basis of Summers v Fairclough in circumstances where final judgment had already been handed down.

Fai Hung Cheung

Three strikes and you're out – bank's duty to make inquiries of suspicious transactions

Banking - United Kingdom
Allen & Overy LLP

A first-instance court recently considered the extent to which a bank's duty of care owed to its customers, co-existing in contract and tort, requires the bank to make inquiries of suspicious transactions in their bank accounts.

Mark Evans

Anti-dilution remedy not limited to registered trademarks

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Section 22 of the Trademarks Act, depreciation of a registered trademark's goodwill, is a potentially powerful yet generally underused weapon for dealing with damaging comparative advertising campaigns.

Bart Heynickx

Effects of bankruptcy on spouses' personal debts

Insolvency & Restructuring - Belgium

The former Bankruptcy Statute of 1997 included a principle that a natural person could be discharged of their remaining and outstanding debts – a so-called 'waiver' – at the moment of a bankruptcy's closure.

Kaori Yamada

New commitment decision procedure for antitrust cases

Competition & Antitrust - Japan
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

As a result of recent amendments to the Anti-monopoly Act, the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) will soon have the power to accept voluntary commitments from companies.

Patricia Yeung

Court limits scope of non-solicitation restrictions

Employment & Benefits - Hong Kong
Howse Williams Bowers

A Hong Kong court recently considered the enforcement of a non-solicitation clause against an employee who was employed as a delivery worker.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

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


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

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