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Rainer Herzig

Social security system to undergo restructure – but will it achieve cost savings?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

The Austrian social security system has been characterised by regional and occupational fragmentation and the domination of employee representatives.

Kevin Dam

What constitutes copyright in South Africa and how can it be protected?

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Under South African statute, the owner of copyright in a work is given the exclusive right to perform certain specified acts in respect of that work or to authorise others to do so, thus preventing unauthorised persons from performing those acts.

Amy Nevins

Court of Appeal upholds EAT decision on Asda equal pay claims

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal recently upheld an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision that Asda's lower-paid, predominately female retail staff can compare themselves to higher-paid, mainly male, distribution depot staff.

Carlos P Martins

Class action regarding flight passes denied certification

Aviation - Canada
Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP

The Quebec Supreme Court recently declined to certify a class action based on the application of certain sections of the Consumer Protection Act or its Alberta equivalent to flight passes sold by Air Canada.

Federico De Noriega

Fintech and innovation bring potential amendments to bank AML rules

Banking - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In March 2018 the Fintech Law, which aims to mitigate the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing, was published in the Federal Official Gazette.

Charlotte Henschen

Court of Appeal: agency is not always enough to engage law of bribery and secret commissions

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently held that a seller paying a fee to an acquisition agent without the buyer's knowledge does not render the contract for sale void or voidable.

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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