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Adalia Chan

'Stale claims' on the way out?

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case, the High Court allowed the defendants' applications to dismiss the plaintiff's two actions on the ground of abuse of process – in particular, given that no procedural step had been taken by the parties since 1 April 2009, just before the civil procedure reforms came into effect in Hong Kong.

Stephan Erbe

Time charters in inland river cruising and COVID-19: the situation under Swiss law

Shipping & Transport - Switzerland
ThomannFischer

The river cruise industry is without doubt one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by COVID-19 measures.

Lucy Lewis

Positive action speaks louder than words – five principles for employers

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

This article explores the legal limits of positive action in the workplace, including situations where it is permissible to give preference on gender or ethnicity grounds to make up for a historic lack of opportunity and what employers can and cannot do to improve diversity in their shortlists or hiring slates..

Alexander De Bleeckere

Advocate general issues opinion on SABAM's tariffs for festivals

Competition & Antitrust - Belgium
ALTIUS

Against the backdrop of the legal dispute between festival and concert organisers versus SABAM (the Belgian music authors' collecting society) regarding SABAM's tariffs for festivals and concerts being taken to the European level, in two parallel legal proceedings, one pending before the Brussels Court of Appeal and the other before the Antwerp Enterprise Court, the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union have been asked to shine a light on SABAM's tariffs..

Tishya Pandey

Transborder reputation: a diluted holy cow of Indian trademark law

Intellectual Property - India
Saikrishna & Associates

The 'transborder' or 'spillover' reputation phenomenon is a result of the modern policy of liberalisation adopted by various countries.

Magdalena Krawczyk

Capacity market: consultation on necessary amendments

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

In recent weeks, information has been published concerning the draft amendment to the Act of 8 December 2017 on the Capacity Market.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

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