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Gordon Drakes

Joint venture franchises: the whys and wherefores

Franchising - International
Fieldfisher LLP

Franchising provides a flexible model for growth or re-engineering, with a variety of structures to meet different needs.

Raja Nadhil Aqran bin Raja Ahmad Aminollah

Lewdness in flight

Aviation - Malaysia

A Bangladeshi man was recently caught committing lewd acts on a flight departing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Christine Reilly

First ringless voicemail message TCPA decision sides with plaintiff

Telecoms - USA
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

A federal judge in Michigan was the first to declare in a published dispositive opinion that a ringless voicemail message (RVM) is a 'call' regulated by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Lia Alizia

Uncertainty surrounding legal status of foreign employees

Immigration - Indonesia
Makarim & Taira S

The employment of foreign citizens in Indonesia is subject to various restrictions, including with regard to employment terms.

Michael W Peregrine

DOJ recommends antitrust elements in compliance plan

Competition & Antitrust - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

Department of Justice Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Andrew Finch recently stated that the Antitrust Division is re-examining whether, and to what extent, it should recognise pre-existing compliance programmes with some form of credit, including potentially at the charging stage or at sentencing.

Constantinos Christofi

Amendments to tax laws to facilitate loan restructuring

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

Parliament recently passed a package of legislative measures that aims to encourage the resolution of non-performing loans.



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