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Brenda A Rogel Salgado

Environmental liability for damage caused by pipelines and storage terminal operations

Environment & Climate Change - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In view of recent policy changes relating to hydrocarbons and gasoline distribution via pipelines, liability for the remediation of soil and water contamination derived from hydrocarbon spills and leaks at storage terminals and pipelines has become a hot topic.

Keith Robinson

Round-up of recent trust cases

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen (Guernsey)

In 2018 the Bermuda courts issued several important decisions in trust cases.

Shane D Todd

Federal Court: release does not prevent unjust dismissal complaint

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The Federal Court recently clarified that employees may file an unjust dismissal complaint even if they have signed a release and any decisions by adjudicators to the contrary are bad law.

Godofredo Mendes Vianna

Brazil takes first steps to comply with IMO's 2020 sulphur emissions cap

Shipping & Transport - Brazil
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

In 2016 the International Maritime Organisation approved a reduction of the maximum amount of sulphur that can be contained in ships' fuel oil by January 2020.

Michael Lips

Brexit: changes for UK citizens on Swiss property market

Real Estate - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Rechtsanwalte AG

While it remains unclear when and on what terms Brexit will happen, the United Kingdom and Switzerland recently signed an agreement on citizens' rights which covers the purchase and retention of real estate by UK citizens in Switzerland and vice versa.

Madeleine Thörn

Arbitral award challenge based on Achmea unsuccessful

Arbitration & ADR - Sweden
Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyra

The Svea Court of Appeal has largely upheld two arbitral awards which Poland had challenged on the ground that the arbitration provision in the investment treaty between Poland, Luxembourg and Belgium was incompatible with EU law according to Achmea.

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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