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Herman Steen

UK Supreme Court decision in Renos case: position under Nordic Plan

Shipping & Transport - International
Wikborg Rein

The UK Supreme Court's recent landmark decision in the Renos case clarifies that when determining whether a vessel is a constructive total loss under the English Institute Time Clauses Hulls conditions, regard should be had to the costs incurred prior to the owner's notice of abandonment, but not to remuneration payable under a special compensation protection and indemnity clause.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

Liberalisation of energy market: DEPA privatisation

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

Under the new law on the liberalisation of the energy market, the Public Natural Gas Company (DEPA) will be spun off into three distinct undertakings, two of which will be completely privatised.

Andreas Fankhauser

Supreme Court acquits air traffic controller

Aviation - Switzerland
Proton Legal LLC

The Supreme Court recently upheld an appeal against the conviction of an air traffic controller who had cleared two aircraft in quick succession to take off from two crossing runways at Zurich airport.

Yvonne Frederiksen

Disabled mother dismissed: disability and gender discrimination at work contravenes law

Employment & Benefits - Denmark
Norrbom Vinding

A district court has confirmed a 2018 Equal Treatment Board finding that the dismissal of a female wheelchair user who had just returned from maternity leave contravened the Anti-discrimination Act and the Act on Equal Treatment of Men and Women.

Lloyd Harmetz

SEC charges Switzerland-based dealer for selling US investors unregistered SBS for bitcoins

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a Switzerland-based securities dealer for offering and selling unregistered security-based swaps to US investors using bitcoins and for failing to transact its swaps on a registered national exchange.

Meili Hu

SAMR publishes regulations discouraging bad-faith trademark applications

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The State Administration for Market Regulation recently published Certain Provisions for Regulating Applications for Trademark Registration.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China

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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