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Michael Harowski

Exculpatory clauses in towage contracts: limiting exposure in light of Bisso doctrine

Shipping & Transport - USA
Fowler Rodriguez

In Bisso v Inland Waterways Corp the Supreme Court held that clauses in towage contracts that release the tug owner from all liability from its own negligence are invalid as they contravene public policy.

Pierre Bienvenu

Lessons to be learned: importance of impartial and independent arbitrators

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

The independence and impartiality of arbitrators are crucial to the legitimacy of international arbitration.

Oliver Nissen

Munich Airport expansion suspended following state elections

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Following Bavaria's state elections in October 2018, the legally binding plans to build a third runway at Munich Airport incurred significant delays.

Daniel McElroy

British Columbia court looks past unregistered trading in ordering payment to investment finder

Litigation - Canada

For many junior resource company executives, deciding whether to engage investment finders can be like considering whether to breathe air.

Amit Kumar Sarkar

Do liaison offices have to pay GST?

Corporate Tax - India
BDO in India

The Advance Ruling Authority (ARA) was constituted under Indian goods and services tax law and entrusted with the responsibility of answering questions regarding the applicability of tax, the admissibility of input tax credit, the classification of goods and services and the eligibility to receive the exemption.

Lisa H Bebchick

Delaware appraisal decisions

Corporate Finance/M&A - USA
Ropes & Gray LLP

During the second quarter of 2018, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed, without opinion, the Court of Chancery's decision in ACP Master, in which the Court of Chancery had appraised Clearwire's shares at a significant discount compared with the deal price.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey