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Jon Chesman

Will director-shareholders always be liable to repay unlawful dividends?

Company & Commercial - United Kingdom
Squire Patton Boggs

A series of recent cases have examined the circumstances in which a dividend can be challenged on the basis that it has been unlawfully paid.

Gordon Drakes

Economic duress and franchising: when does a threat not to enter into a contract amount to economic duress?

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal considered whether a threat not to enter a contract could amount to economic duress, holding that it would not unless the threat was made in bad faith.

Maria Hadjisavva

Court examines validity of lawyer's sworn affidavit provided on behalf of clients as part of interim application

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Larnaca District Court recently issued a decision on the validity of a sworn affidavit provided by a lawyer on behalf of his clients in the context of an interim application.

Andreas Fankhauser

Supreme Court upholds air traffic controller conviction

Aviation - Switzerland
Proton Legal LLC

The Supreme Court recently dismissed an appeal against the conviction of an air traffic controller for negligent disruption of public transport.

Hui Huang

Beijing High Court guidelines on administrative trademark cases come with surprises

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The Beijing High Court recently published an extensive set of guidelines on administrative trademark cases, which are divided into two parts: procedural issues and substantive matters.

Klaus Majamäki

New statute amends Bankruptcy Act

Insolvency & Restructuring - Finland
HPP Attorneys Ltd

The Bankruptcy Act has been amended by a statute which came into force on 1 July 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