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Steven Lorber

Court of Appeal holds employer liable for wrongful disclosure of personal data by rogue employee

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The High Court recently considered a case where an internal auditor from the supermarket chain Morrisons disclosed payroll data on the Internet relating to about 100,000 of his colleagues following an internal disciplinary process.

Sosuke Kimura

Kyoto District Court rules on raising of capital by third-party allotment

Capital Markets - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The Kyoto District Court recently ruled in favour of a shareholder's petition that a listed issuer cease an offering of its new shares by third-party allotment on the grounds that the offering had been conducted through an 'extremely unfair method', despite having been approved by a resolution at the issuer's shareholders' meeting.

David Schwartz

New Patent Rules: 12 notable changes and tips

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The government recently released its proposed new Patent Rules in the Canada Gazette.

Benjamin R Young

Reasonable notice damages for wrongful dismissal cannot be determined via summary judgment

Litigation - Canada

A recent Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta decision provides clarity amidst the conflicting jurisprudential landscape regarding whether the assessment of damages for a termination without cause is appropriate for summary judgment.

Herman Steen

When are owners obliged to commence approach voyage to loading port?

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

In charterparties where no expected time of arrival or readiness to load at the loading port is stated, the question will be whether an equivalent can be identified which can be used as the basis for an absolute obligation requiring the owners to proceed to the loading port by a particular time.

Simon Tilling

Electronics and product compliance: perils of complex supply chains

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) was created in January 2018 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is tasked with improving protections for consumers and the environment and driving increased productivity, growth and business confidence.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey