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Antony Sassi

No 'cherry picking' of wide-ranging without prejudice discussions

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In Poon v Poon, the defendant successfully applied to have certain paragraphs excluded from witness statements filed on behalf of the plaintiff on the basis that they referred to without prejudice conversations and meetings.

Jürg Schneider

IT outsourcing by banks and insurers facilitated by revised regulations

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

On 1 January 2020 the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority implemented various revised rules primarily targeting small banks (the so-called 'small banks regime').

Jesper Windahl

Temperature deviation and gross negligence under CMR

Shipping & Transport - Denmark
WSCO Advokatpartnerselskab

A recent Maritime and Commercial Court decision concerned carrier liability for temperature damage to a consignment of pharmaceuticals.

Moran Friedman

Weekly rest requirements for employees in Israel

Employment & Benefits - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

Pursuant to Israeli employment law, an employer cannot employ workers on their weekly rest days unless it obtains a special permit from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Bradley Kruger

New opportunities for blockchain use in insurance industry

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

It has been more than a decade since blockchain – or distributed ledger technology – appeared on the financial services landscape.

Meili Hu

SAMR publishes regulations discouraging bad-faith trademark applications

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The State Administration for Market Regulation recently published Certain Provisions for Regulating Applications for Trademark Registration.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China

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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