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Laurent Guardelli

Troubled times for digital platforms

Employment & Benefits - France
Coblence & Associés

While French employment law has a reputation for being strict, judges have only recently been faced with the challenge of determining whether individuals who work for digital platforms are employees of said platforms or self-employed.

Sharon Daly

Defender v HSBC: impact of settling with one concurrent wrongdoer

Litigation - Ireland
Matheson

Defender v HSBC highlights the need for plaintiffs to understand the blameworthiness of all wrongdoers before settling a claim against any of them.

Ashleigh Carr

Proprietary estoppel claims – lessons from recent case law

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Proprietary estoppel claims often arise in a farming and/or family context and 2018 was a bumper year for such claims.

Željka Rostaš Blažeković

Taxation of virtual currencies

Banking - Croatia
Porobija & Porobija

The Croatian Tax Authority has issued several relevant opinions regarding the taxation of virtual currencies.

Beatriz Bejarano

Battle of the bottles: EU Trademark Court of Appeal finds infringement of well-known Malibu bottle

Intellectual Property - European Union
Grau & Angulo

In December 2018 the EU Trademark Court of Appeal declared that the Ibiza Beach drink marketed by Productos Ibicencos, SL and Aromáticas de Ibiza, SL – whose bottle was highly similar to the well-known Malibu bottle – infringed The Absolut Company AB's (TAC's) 3D and graphic trademarks which protect the shape of such bottle.

Bart Heynickx

Licence to contract – licence agreements and insolvency law

Insolvency & Restructuring - Belgium
ALTIUS

In an insolvency situation, the fate of ongoing contracts is something to be discussed.

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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