International Law Office

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Werner Jahnel

Revised PILA: setting the ground for trust arbitration in Switzerland?

Private Client & Offshore Services - Switzerland
LALIVE

While trusts have not been incorporated into the Swiss legal system, Switzerland ratified the Hague Trust Convention with effect from 1 July 2007 and adapted its conflict of laws provisions – in particular, Articles 149(a) to 149(e) of the Private International Law Act.

Anna Turi

By cash or card? HCA releases findings of sector inquiry into bank card acceptance market

Competition & Antitrust - Hungary
Schoenherr

In 2017 the Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) initiated a sector inquiry into the bank card acceptance market.

Will Pearce

KCOM takeover – Takeover Code default auction process

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Since June 2019, Universities Superannuation Scheme and Macquarie have been engaged in a competitive takeover battle for KCOM (a telecoms company).

Valérie Gareau-Dalpé

Extended leave and holiday pay: is differentiating between protected employees discriminatory?

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent arbitration decision reminds employers that distinctions between different classes of protected employee may be discriminatory.

Takayuki Inoue

New plea bargaining system in practice

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Since Japan's first plea bargaining system was introduced in June 2018, prosecutors have used plea bargains in two cases, the second of which led to the dramatic arrest of Carlos Ghosn, former CEO and chair of Renault-Nissan, on the tarmac of Haneda Airport in November 2018.

David Maria Marino

Italy and China – a new era of cooperation between insurance supervisory authorities?

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper Studio Legale Tributario Associato

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission and the Italian Institute for the Supervision of Insurance recently entered into a memorandum of understanding setting out the basis for cooperation between the two supervisory authorities in the context of a broader plan of general cooperation between Italy and China.

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