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Amy Nevins

Court of Appeal upholds EAT decision on Asda equal pay claims

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal recently upheld an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision that Asda's lower-paid, predominately female retail staff can compare themselves to higher-paid, mainly male, distribution depot staff.

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.

Camilla Paoletti

Just desserts: CADE fines company for exclusivity practices in ice cream market

Competition & Antitrust - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

The Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) tribunal recently fined Unilever R29.4 million for abusing its dominant position in the impulse ice cream (ie, ice cream for immediate consumption) market.

Eugenio Vaccari

Shareholders' agreements – courts clarify rules for listed and non-listed companies

Company & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

Italian company law contains specific provisions for shareholders' agreements relating to listed or non-listed companies.

Kirian Claeyé

Desperate times call for ex parte interim measures in patent disputes

Intellectual Property - Belgium
ALTIUS

Preliminary injunctions are rarely granted on an ex parte basis in Belgium and adversarial debates are considered a cornerstone of legal proceedings which can be deviated from only in cases of absolute necessity.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

Natural gas distribution and supply sector is undergoing reform

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

A draft law on the further unbundling and privatisation of the public natural gas company DEPA was recently submitted to Parliament.

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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