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Emeka Akabogu

Legal limits of armed guards on board ships

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Voyaging in West African waters, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, is considered dangerous and raises the question of whether shipowners are entitled to put armed guards on board their vessels to protect them from attacks by arms-bearing third parties.

Craig R Chiasson

Court of appeal declares notice to arbitrate null due to its attempt to achieve consolidation without consent

Arbitration & ADR - Canada
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently declared a notice to arbitrate a nullity because it sought to commence four separate arbitrations against three different parties under four separate arbitration agreements.

Alexander Vogel

Federal Council adopts implementing provisions for new fintech licence

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

From 1 January 2019 companies that operate beyond the core activities characteristic for banks will be able to accept public funds of up to Sfr100 million on a professional basis subject to simplified requirements.

Benjamin R Young

Reasonable notice damages for wrongful dismissal cannot be determined via summary judgment

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

A recent Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta decision provides clarity amidst the conflicting jurisprudential landscape regarding whether the assessment of damages for a termination without cause is appropriate for summary judgment.

Abigail Ruiz

Companies' criminal and administrative liability

White Collar Crime - Mexico
Becerril, Coca & Becerril SC

Historically, only individuals could commit crimes in Mexico.

Li Jie

Recognition of well-known trademarks in internet industry

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In July 2018 the Supreme People's Court confirmed the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board's decision to invalidate the pre-emptive registration of the trademark 美图秀秀MEITUXIUXIU in Class 3.

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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