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Jiuguang Zhao

Are recordings made without counterparty's consent admissible as evidence in arbitration?

Arbitration & ADR - China
Global Law Office

It has long been disputed whether video or audio recordings can be admitted as evidence in arbitration where they are made without the counterparty's consent.

Ignacio Garcia

Change of Supreme Court doctrine regarding limitation periods in employment actions

Employment & Benefits - Chile
Porzio Rios Garcia

The Supreme Court recently decided a variation on limitation periods for employment actions – the so-called 'content doctrine' – which stresses the nature of relief sought by plaintiffs.

Jack Su

SPC categorically denies extension of trademark registration

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In a recently published case, the Supreme People's Court reaffirmed that the reputation that a prior mark has built up may be extended to a later mark of the same applicant.

Amer Pasalic

Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms new tort for public disclosure of private facts

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released a significant decision that expands occupiers' liability for violence on their premises and affirms a new privacy tort that censures the publication of aspects of an individual's private life without their consent.

Jan Erik Janssen

New act aims to minimise gas production from Groningen Field

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek Advocaten BV

The government aims to terminate the gas production of the large-scale Groningen Field as soon as possible.

Dries Hoek

New dawn for dividend-stripping rules?

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Abusive schemes whereby taxpayers retain shares for at least 18 months before they are disposed of for a nominal consideration recently came to the attention of the National Treasury, which proposed that the share buy-backs and dividend stripping rules be amended with effect from 20 February 2019.

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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