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Ashleigh Carr

Court of Appeal confirms that parties can be forced to engage in certain types of ADR

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The Court of Appeal recently overturned the High Court judgment in Lomax v Lomax, confirming that the courts can order early neutral evaluation even without the parties' consent.

Martin J Valasek

Recent developments in ISDS reform: the big picture

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

Investor-state dispute settlement is an important feature of investment treaties as it is the procedural mechanism through which investors can claim compensation for a violation of a substantive investor-protection standard.

Alexander Vida

Applicant found to have acted in bad faith in order to abuse trademark protection

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office recently rejected a trademark application on the grounds of bad faith, finding that the applicant had attempted to register the mark so that he could charge a licence fee when a swimming arena with the same name commenced operations.

Carsten Vyvers

Calculating carriers' contributory negligence

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a decision which conflicts with the examination sequence typically preferred by the Federal Court of Justice, the Hamburg Higher Regional Court ruled that a carrier's liability had been miscalculated and that that contributory negligence should have been examined before the limitations of liability.

Stephan Schmalzl

Credit insurance – void assignment for breach of banking secrecy

Banking - Austria
Schima Mayer Starlinger

The Supreme Court recently extended to credit insurers its established jurisprudence that banking secrecy may prevent a statutory transfer of credit claims on fulfilment of such claims by a third party.

Martin André Dittmer

Fines issued for cartel activity, price coordination and non-notification of merger

Competition & Antitrust - Denmark
Gorrissen Federspiel

Several fines were handed out during Summer 2019 for Competition Act infringements.

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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