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Rachel Younan

Between a rock and a hard place: employer faces competing statutory obligations

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

How can an employer balance its obligation to maintain a safe workplace for its employees with its duty to accommodate an employee who has serious mental health issues? According to a recent arbitration award, an employer may inadvertently breach one statutory obligation by satisfying another.

Ryohei Tanaka

New commitment procedure under Anti-monopoly Act

Competition & Antitrust - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A new commitment procedure was recently introduced to the Anti-monopoly Act (AMA), enabling enterprises to voluntarily resolve suspected violations of the AMA with the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC).

Enare Erim

NIMASA introduces new compliance strategy for cabotage

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) recently issued a marine notice to further the Cabotage Act's objectives and to ensure strict compliance.

Manuela Grassi

Time barred: court rejects contract claim based on limitation period

Litigation - Italy
Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale

A client company recently sued a leading Italian bank, arguing that the interest rate swap contracts concluded between the parties should be declared null and void because, among other things, no master agreement had been executed and the contracts had allegedly been concluded in violation of the bank's general duties of correctness and delay.

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.

Louis Botha

Domestic treasury management companies – alignment of tax and exchange control provisions

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

When the domestic treasury management company (DTMC) regime came into effect in 2013, a 'DTMC' was defined in the Income Tax Act as a company that is incorporated or deemed to be incorporated in South Africa.

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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