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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.

Beril Yayla Sapan

Supreme Court rules inappropriately worded emails are valid reason for termination

Employment & Benefits - Turkey
Gün + Partners

The Supreme Court recently found that the failure of employees to use appropriate language in their written workplace correspondence with superiors or colleagues constitutes a valid reason for termination.

Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg

Did you pack your own bag? Appeal court overturns lost luggage claim

Aviation - Argentina
Freidenberg Freidenberg & Lifsic

The Civil and Commercial Court of Appeals recently overturned a first-instance decision concerning a laptop lost on an Aeromexico flight from New York to Buenos Aires.

Marie Berard

Enforcement of arbitral award against sovereign state requires service through diplomatic channels

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

The High Court recently considered whether service of formal court documentation on a state party is a necessary requirement when seeking to enforce an arbitral award against it or whether service can be dispensed with.

Christopher Benson

UKIPO considers distinctiveness of OKAYEST for consumer products

Intellectual Property - United Kingdom
Taylor Wessing

In 2016 McMug Ltd successfully filed a UK trademark application for the mark OKAYEST for a number of products, including beer mugs, chinaware and flasks.

Oludare Senbore

Financial inclusion: Central Bank of Nigeria introduces payment service banks

Banking - Nigeria
Aluko and Oyebode

In a bid to promote a sound financial system and enhance access to financial services for low-income earners and the unbanked segments of the Nigerian population, the Central Bank of Nigeria recently issued the Guidelines for Licensing and Regulation of Payment Service Banks (PSBs) in Nigeria.

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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