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Bruno Floriani

Franchisee or employee in disguise?

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

Franchising communities in Quebec and elsewhere in Canada have been eagerly awaiting a Supreme Court of Canada decision on whether an unincorporated franchisee operating a two-person cleaning services business in Quebec as part of a cleaning services franchise network qualified as an employee.

Ricardo Rozas

New law allows passenger cabotage on foreign cruise vessels

Shipping & Transport - Chile
JJR Abogados

The Merchant Navy Law, which includes a cabotage reservation system, implies that only Chilean vessels are permitted to provide maritime or fluvial transport services (of cargo or passengers) within Chile or its exclusive economic zone.

Carolyn Soakell

Court of Appeal rules on liability of overseas co-workers for whistleblowing

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In an unusual case of whistleblowing detriment brought by an overseas employee against two co-workers (also based overseas), the Court of Appeal has ruled that the employment tribunal in question had no jurisdiction to hear the claim in relation to personal liability of the co-workers because they were outside the scope of UK employment law.

Sanaya F Vachha

Penalty imposed on electric cable manufacturers for non-disclosure of material information

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently initiated proceedings against 18 electric cable manufacturers which had engaged in deceptive marketing practices under the Competition Act by failing to disclose to consumers that there were cash/cash coupons in the packaging of electric wire cable bundles.

Donna M Parisi

CFTC proposes updated swap data reporting regulations

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has proposed the first instalment of a series of amendments to its rules relating to swap data repositories and the reporting of swap data.

Katie Lee

Procedural decisions under PMNOC Regulations: common validity issues and naming of defendants

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In two recent cases, the Federal Court considered procedural decisions in actions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.

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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