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Fred M Ackerson

Illinois amnesty programmes now underway

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

The Illinois Department of Revenue has begun a new amnesty programme, which is running from 1 October 2019 to 15 November 2019.

Emily Rome

One bad disclosure apple can spoil the whole full and frank barrel

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court recently provided a further reminder of the perils of failing to comply with the duty of full and frank disclosure on ex parte applications.

Jean-François Cloutier

Upcoming federal elections: employees' right to vote

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

The Canada Elections Act provides that every employee who is an elector is entitled to three consecutive hours off work to vote.

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.

Alison G FitzGerald

Singapore Convention: update on enforcing mediated settlement agreements

Arbitration & ADR - International
Norton Rose Fulbright

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention) has been signed by 46 states and will come into force six months after being ratified by at least three state parties.

Liat Rotman

Court redefines relationship between insureds, tortfeasors and National Insurance Institute

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

Employees in Israel are automatically insured for work accidents by the National Insurance Institute (NII).

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