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Suzan Kurdi

Contribution to legal costs: natural love and affection or calculated self-interest?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

When will an order for costs be made against a family member who was not a party to the underlying proceedings but who contributed significantly to funding the losing party's defence? According to a recent case, the answer is when the funder has a personal interest in the litigation..

Donna M Parisi

SEC finalises capital, margin and segregation requirements

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

As a further step towards the implementation of its security-based swap regime, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a number of long-awaited capital, margin and segregation requirements for security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants.

J Alexandra MacCarthy

Bonus entitlement on basis of reasonable expectation

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent British Columbia Supreme Court ruling has clarified that even where the terms of a bonus plan expressly state that payment of a bonus is discretionary, an employer's conduct can affect whether the bonus is treated as discretionary on termination of employment.

Mubashir Mansor

MAVCOM imposes fines on airline and airport operators

Aviation - Malaysia
SKRINE

The Malaysian Aviation Commission recently imposed RM200,000 fines on two airline operators for charging credit card, debit card and online banking processing fees separately from their base fares in breach of the Aviation Consumer Protection Code.

Kay C Georgi

BIS imposes further restrictions on Cuba and temporary sojourn licence exception

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced another major policy change towards Cuba by further restricting the Cuban government's access to items subject to BIS's Export Administration Regulations.

Cesare Galli

Artistic value and copyright protection for industrial designs

Intellectual Property - Italy
IP Law Galli

Industrial property lawyers in Italy have been given cause for reflection following a recent European Court of Justice decision which was expected to clarify whether the legislatures of EU member states can grant copyright protection for designs subject to additional requirements to those required for all other copyrighted works.

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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