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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.

Mathieu Laurent

Court of Appeal rules on testimony of executive board members

Litigation - Luxembourg
Luther SA

In a dispute between a public limited liability company and one of its employees, the Court of Appeal issued a decision concerning the testimony of executive board members of a party to a dispute.

Stuart Cullen

Commercial Court provides welcome guidance on Norwich Pharmacal relief in aid of foreign proceedings

Private Client & Offshore Services - British Virgin Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels

In a recent ex tempore judgment, the BVI Commercial Court's power to grant Norwich Pharmacal disclosure orders in support of foreign proceedings was clarified.

Man Mohan Sharma

CCI launches investigation against ONGC for abuse of dominant position

Competition & Antitrust - India
Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India has launched an investigation under the Competition Act against Oil and Natural Gas Limited (ONGC) for abuse of its dominant position in the relevant market.

Christoph Jirak

Electric vehicles exempt from emissions-reducing speed limits

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

The Constitutional Court recently dealt with a complaint by an electric vehicle owner who had exceeded an Air Immission Protection Act speed limit.

Dries Hoek

New dawn for dividend-stripping rules?

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Abusive schemes whereby taxpayers retain shares for at least 18 months before they are disposed of for a nominal consideration recently came to the attention of the National Treasury, which proposed that the share buy-backs and dividend stripping rules be amended with effect from 20 February 2019.

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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