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Bethan Carney

Court of Appeal confirms that discrimination because of perceived disability is unlawful

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal recently found that it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of a mistaken perception that they have a progressive condition which would make them unable to perform the full functions of a role in future.

Désirée Stebler

Federal Administrative Court rules on abuse of dominant position

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Federal Administrative Court recently upheld a Sfr7 million fine issued by the Swiss Competition Commission in 2010 against SIX Group regarding the processing of credit and debit card payments.

Takayuki Inoue

New plea bargaining system in practice

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Since Japan's first plea bargaining system was introduced in June 2018, prosecutors have used plea bargains in two cases, the second of which led to the dramatic arrest of Carlos Ghosn, former CEO and chair of Renault-Nissan, on the tarmac of Haneda Airport in November 2018.

Katie Lee

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses first PMNOC interlocutory appeal granted leave

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Most interlocutory decisions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC) Regulations are made by prothonotaries of the Federal Court.

Katie Lee

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses first PMNOC interlocutory appeal granted leave

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Most interlocutory decisions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) (PMNOC) Regulations are made by prothonotaries of the Federal Court.

David Maria Marino

W&I insurance – IVASS clears up some uncertainties

Insurance - Italy
DLA Piper Studio Legale Tributario Associato

IVASS (the Italian insurance regulator) recently clarified that warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance policies do not fall within the scope of Article 4 of IVASS Regulation 29/2009 concerning risks connected to valuation gains and losses resulting from corporate transactions.

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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