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David Smyth

Courts confirm basis for indemnity costs

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

A couple of recent first-instance decisions demonstrate the courts' wide discretion to award costs between parties based on a higher rate of recovery (referred to as an 'indemnity basis').

Tim Barrett

Federal government tables 2019 Budget: investing in middle class

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The minister of finance recently tabled the 2019 Budget.

Tsung-Yuan Shen

Supreme Administrative Court interprets teaching away requirements

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

The Supreme Administrative Court recently considered whether a patent lacked an inventive step due to teaching away.

Hao Zhan

Chip industry merger filings: what you need to know

Competition & Antitrust - China
AnJie Law Firm

The refusal of the Chinese antitrust authority to green light the Qualcomm/NXP merger garnered significant attention and shone a spotlight on China's merger review practice, particularly with regard to the chip industry.

Julian Riekert

#MeToo inspires employees to act: Fair Work Commission upholds dismissal of Coles manager

Employment & Benefits - Australia
Lander & Rogers

The Fair Work Commission recently considered whether a Coles employee, whose conduct had been found to breach the chain's code of conduct and equal opportunity policy, had been unfairly dismissed.

Siofra Maguire

Clarity for insurers seeking to join proceedings

Insurance - Ireland
Matheson

The April 2018 decision of Bin Sun v Jason Price provides a useful summary of the circumstances in which a party can be joined as a co-defendant against the wishes of a plaintiff.

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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