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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.

David Schwartz

Canada introduces Bill C-100: step towards ratification of NAFTA 2.0

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In a step towards ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the government recently introduced Bill C-100, entitled "An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States", in Parliament.

Shane D Todd

Government publishes new violence and harassment prevention regulations for federal employers

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The federal government has published the draft Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations.

Nateisha L Anderson-Bain

Extinguishment of purchasers' rights – importance of priority in unregistered land systems

Real Estate - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

The Bahamas has an unregistered land system that is based on the conveyancing laws of England and Wales issued before 1925.

Costas Stamatiou

New policy on registering vessels in Cyprus Register of Ships

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Deputy Ministry of Shipping recently updated its policy on the eligibility of ships to be registered under the Cyprus flag.

David R Hamill

Section 301 update: List 3 exclusion process to commence Summer 2019

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Trade Representative recently published a Federal Register notice requesting comments on the proposed exclusion process for List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports.

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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