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Nick Williams

Undue influence affecting settlors in exercising powers of revocation

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

A recent Royal Court decision arose out of an attempt by the settlors of trusts to exercise their power to revoke the trusts.

Anthony J Cole

R v Barra: timely but qualified success for corruption of foreign public officials regime

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

In R v Barra the Ontario Superior Court of Justice convicted two businesspeople on charges of bribing foreign public officials in India.

Abigail Smith

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of judgment awarding Apotex damages

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In December 2017 Apotex was awarded more than C$11 million in damages and pre-judgment interest for losses resulting from delays in the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of its amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and levodopa-carbidopa products, which had been caused by contractual breaches and negligence on the part of MDS Pharma Services (MDS).

Louise Kotze

Company law versus income tax law: amalgamations now regularised

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

One of the amendments proposed by Budget 2019 aims to reconcile the incongruency that exists between South African company law and income tax law with regard to the deregistration or liquidation of companies that are involved in amalgamation transactions.

Beat Mumenthaler

New rules for reorganising financially distressed companies

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

In June 2018 the House of Representatives narrowly voted to support a bill which proposes additional protection from claw-back actions for creditors which grant loans that are pre‑approved by an insolvency administrator.

Paul Gonzi

No warnings, no damages, no due process: one-off mistake validates employee's dismissal

Employment & Benefits - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

The Court of Appeal recently upheld an Industrial Tribunal decision and confirmed that a company operating in the iGaming industry had been entitled to dismiss an employee who had, on one occasion, forgotten to upload games to the company's platform.

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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