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Jack Su

SPC categorically denies extension of trademark registration

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In a recently published case, the Supreme People's Court reaffirmed that the reputation that a prior mark has built up may be extended to a later mark of the same applicant.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Competition aspects of merger control: 2018 M&A status report

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The Competition Board recently published its annual M&A status report, which outlines statistics concerning merger control decisions with regard to the number of transactions, the parties' country of origin, economic activities and transaction values.

Lise Gran

Can several companies within a group employ an employee?

Employment & Benefits - Norway
Homble Olsby Advokatfirma AS

In a recent case, a number of Norwegian Airlines pilots and cabin crew claimed that three of the companies in the Norwegian Group constituted their employer.

Brenda A Rogel Salgado

Environmental liability for damage caused by pipelines and storage terminal operations

Environment & Climate Change - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In view of recent policy changes relating to hydrocarbons and gasoline distribution via pipelines, liability for the remediation of soil and water contamination derived from hydrocarbon spills and leaks at storage terminals and pipelines has become a hot topic.

Chakrapani Misra

Arbitrability of consumer disputes: loophole in Booz Allen framework?

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The Supreme Court recently ruled that consumer disputes are incapable of being submitted to arbitration, placing them in the infamous category of 'non-arbitrable' subjects in India.

Anne Johnson Palmer

Chancery Court applies MFW framework in private equity merger transaction

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

A recent decision applied the framework established by the Delaware Supreme Court in Kahn v M&F Worldwide Corp (MFW) and found that a merger transaction with a controlling private equity fund on both sides was entitled to business judgment review.

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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