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Otto Waechter

Virtual currency regulation

Banking - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Austria has no domestic legislation that directly applies to virtual currencies, although operations using cryptocurrencies may fall under existing laws.

Kevin P O'Neill

Amendments to Workers Compensation Act and Employment Standards Act pass further readings

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

Bill 18 – Workers Compensation Amendment Act 2019, which proposes to expand the definition of 'firefighter' under the Workers Compensation Act for the purpose of presumptions in favour of compensation for firefighters, has passed its third reading in the British Columbia Legislature.

Brian Dardani

Back to formalities: recap fixture held insufficient evidence of charter contract

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

The Tribunal of Milan recently published a judgment analysing a common occurrence in shipping matters where a contract of charter is not incorporated into an agreement duly executed by both parties, but is instead contained in a recap fixture exchanged via email.

Paulo Monteverde

New Industrial Property Code enters into force

Intellectual Property - Portugal
Baptista Monteverde & Associados

The new Industrial Property Code recently entered into force with a number of amendments resulting from the implementation of the EU Trademark Regulation.

Mathew Newman

Guernsey Royal Court's expertise in complex trusts cases

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

Two recent cases in the Guernsey Royal Court – one relating to the variation of a settlement and one relating to the winding up of a trust – demonstrate the complex trusts cases that regularly come before the court.

Emma West

Agent's failure to disclose relevant information: a 'Gauguin-tuan' error?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In a recent decision concerning the sale of a Gauguin painting, the Court of Appeal confirmed that if an agent sells a principal's property and fails to disclose to the principal that it received a higher offer for the property, it will not lose its commission unless it acted dishonestly or in bad faith.

OnDemand

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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