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José Alberto Campos Vargas

Traditional indigenous medicine: historic asset or mere political move?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Mexico
Sanchez DeVanny Eseverri SC

Traditional medicine is still a primary health resource for millions of people who do not have access to so-called 'modern medicine'.

Elizabeth Small

Consultation published for SDLT surcharge for non-residents acquiring residential property

Real Estate - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The government recently published a consultation proposing the introduction of a 1% stamp duty land tax surcharge on non-residents acquiring residential property in England and Northern Ireland.

Luke Tapp

Labour law modernisation efforts continue

Employment & Benefits - United Arab Emirates
Pinsent Masons

After a busy 12 months for the development of labour laws in the United Arab Emirates, the authorities look set to continue to focus on modernisation efforts in 2019.

Claudia Bock

Competition office fines Booking.com €33 million

Competition & Antitrust - Czech Republic
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Office for the Protection of Economic Competition recently reviewed vertical aspects of online platforms and distribution channels, ultimately fining online booking platform Booking.com approximately €33 million for using most-favoured-nation (MFN) clauses in its contracts with hotels.

Charlotte Henschen

Court of Appeal: agency is not always enough to engage law of bribery and secret commissions

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently held that a seller paying a fee to an acquisition agent without the buyer's knowledge does not render the contract for sale void or voidable.

Andreas Erotocritou

Examinership and limits to its application

Insolvency & Restructuring - Cyprus
AG Erotocritou LLC

The examinership framework – which was introduced to the Companies Law in 2015 – offers an effective mechanism for restructuring financially distressed companies.

OnDemand

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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