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Sarah Shaul

An excessive demand is still a demand – Barclays Bank plc v Price

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The recent decision in Barclays Bank plc v Price extends the established test that a demand made under a guarantee for an excessive amount may nevertheless be effective as a demand for what is due in circumstances where the amount that has been demanded exceeds an express liability cap.

David Nelson

Capital call facilities – LPA and side letter review

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

Along with the growth and maturity of the fund finance market, funds and their counsel have become increasingly familiar with lenders' limited partnership agreement (LPA) requirements.

Ian Stevens

New Ofgem guidance for operators of essential services

Energy & Natural Resources - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Ofgem has published guidance for operators of essential services (OES) in the energy sector.

Li Jie

Recognition of well-known trademarks in internet industry

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

In July 2018 the Supreme People's Court confirmed the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board's decision to invalidate the pre-emptive registration of the trademark 美图秀秀MEITUXIUXIU in Class 3.

Alexander Vogel

Federal Council adopts implementing provisions for new fintech licence

Banking - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

From 1 January 2019 companies that operate beyond the core activities characteristic for banks will be able to accept public funds of up to Sfr100 million on a professional basis subject to simplified requirements.

Shane D Todd

New harassment and violence obligations to be added to Canada Labour Code

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

Bill C-65 – which comprises an Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code (Harassment and Violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act 2017 – recently received royal assent.

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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