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Asli Tezcan

Mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes introduced

Company & Commercial - Turkey
Acar & Ergonen Law Firm

The Law regarding Procedures for Initiating Legal Proceedings for Monetary Claims deriving from Subscription Agreements, which introduces a mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes to the Commercial Code, was recently published in the Official Gazette.

Seema S Mansoor

Totality of impression and test of average consumer in trademark infringement

Intellectual Property - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Sindh High Court recently overturned a registrar of trademarks' decision following an appeal by Moonlite Trading and rejected MF Enterprises' application to register its infringing FASTER BLACK COBRA mark.

Emeka Akabogu

Legal limits of armed guards on board ships

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Voyaging in West African waters, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, is considered dangerous and raises the question of whether shipowners are entitled to put armed guards on board their vessels to protect them from attacks by arms-bearing third parties.

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.

Ruth Zadikany

DOJ argues that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity

Employment & Benefits - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a brief in the Supreme Court arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.

Constantinos Christofi

New tax exemptions and allowances for film and audiovisual production industry

Corporate Tax - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The Income Tax Law was recently amended to provide an exemption of up to 50% for income derived from the production of films, series and other relevant audiovisual media.

OnDemand

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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