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Antony Sassi

Court critical of late subpoenas

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

A High Court judge recently dismissed a party's appeal against a refusal to grant permission to issue subpoenas directed at another party's legal representatives.

David R Hamill

Section 301 update: List 3 exclusion process to commence Summer 2019

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Trade Representative recently published a Federal Register notice requesting comments on the proposed exclusion process for List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports.

Rhidian David

Preparations for no-deal Brexit: continued application of market master agreements

Derivatives - France
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

The government recently adopted Ministerial Order 2019-75, which aims to ensure that International Swap Derivatives Association-type master agreements on financial services continue to be used.

Yu Dan

Insurance brokerage market further opened up to foreign investors

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission plans to abolish two of the requirements that foreign insurance brokerage companies must meet in order to conduct business in China (ie, 30 years of business operation history and $200 million worth of total assets).

Vsevolod Volkov

Changes to approach favouring enforcement against assets indirectly owned by foreign states?

Arbitration & ADR - Ukraine
Everlegal

Following a recent Supreme Court decision, the outlook for recovery following the enforcement of the Everest Estate arbitral award against Russian assets in Ukraine does not look particularly optimistic.

David Schwartz

Prior user rights under recently amended Patent Act

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Budget Implementation Act 2 has brought about several changes to the Patent Act that affect the scope of protection available under Canadian patents, including a revision of Section 56, which concerns the rights of prior users of patented technologies.

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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