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Susan I Gault-Brown

SEC clarifies investment adviser standard of conduct

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued an interpretive release designed to reaffirm, and in some cases clarify, the standard of conduct that investment advisers owe to their clients.

Lucy Lewis

Failing to enhance pay for shared parental leave is not sex discrimination

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In an emphatic judgment, the Court of Appeal has ruled that it is not direct discrimination, indirect discrimination or a breach of equal pay rights to provide enhanced pay for maternity leave and statutory pay only for shared parental leave (SPL).

Michael Harowski

Supreme Court precludes punitive damages for unseaworthiness claims

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has precluded the recovery of punitive damages for unseaworthiness claims.

Cesare Galli

Patent Cooperation Treaty patents allowed

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

The so-called 'Growth Decree' includes a rule which allows an Italian patent application to be filed based on an international patent application filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Paul Scrivano

In Delaware, notices and deadlines matter

Corporate Finance/M&A - USA
Ropes & Gray LLP

A recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision is illustrative of the principle that merger partners should not assume that anything less than strict compliance with notice requirements (particularly when they relate to termination rights) and deadlines in a merger agreement will be enforced.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI holds that neither Flipkart nor Amazon is dominant in online marketplace

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India has dismissed allegations that Flipkart India Private Limited and Flipkart Internet Private Limited abused their dominant position.

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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