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Bruno Floriani

When it's not 'better late than never' with franchisee claims

Franchising - Canada
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

The Quebec Superior Court recently revisited certain franchising principles and reaffirmed the leading principles of Dunkin' Brands Canada Ltd v Bertico inc concerning the duties of franchisors, while holding both franchisor and franchisee responsible for their respective actions and negligence that led to the downfall of their relationship.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court analyses conflicting forum selection clauses

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently assessed a case where the parties had agreed two conflicting forum selection clauses within the same contract: an arbitration agreement and a jurisdiction clause in favour of a state court.

Michael Harowski

Marine casualty responses

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

​Maritime law covers a broad range of matters – from marine insurance, ships and cargo to casualties at sea and environmental claims by federal and state governments and individuals.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

Regulatory Authority for Energy approves gas distribution network development for rest of Greece

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

Regulatory Authority for Energy Decision 1615/2020 – which approves the Public Gas Distribution Networks SA 2021 to 2025 development programme for the distribution network for the rest of Greece (ie, areas of Greece other than Attica, Thessalonica and Thessaly) – was recently published in the Official Journal.

Fabian Huber

COVID-19 pandemic: relief for vaccination damage provided by law

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Germany
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Vaccinations represent a ray of hope in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shih-I Wu

Payment of patent application and annual fees irrelevant for service invention judgments

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

Disputes over patent ownership often arise between companies and research and development personnel.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru