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Charles Allen

Costs recovery for DIY litigation

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

Hong Kong has a high incidence of litigants in person, which is largely explained by the cost of civil litigation generally, the absence of class actions, contingent fee arrangements and third-party funding of most civil claims, and the financial eligibility limits for civil legal aid.

Pooja Ramchandani

Keeping up with the times: EPF goes digital

Employment & Benefits - India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

The employees' provident fund is a social security fund comprising contributions from employers and employees, which are paid to employees on their retirement.

Moshe Stern

Insurer liable for extra-contractual damage

Insurance - Israel
Levitan, Sharon & Co

The Rishon LeZion Magistrate's Court recently addressed the extent to which insurers are responsible to their policyholders and whether this responsibility is limited to matters included in a policy.

Susan I Gault-Brown

SEC clarifies investment adviser standard of conduct

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued an interpretive release designed to reaffirm, and in some cases clarify, the standard of conduct that investment advisers owe to their clients.

Paulo Monteverde

Lisbon Court of Appeal finds that BELCANTO is a "trademark with a reputation"

Intellectual Property - Portugal
Baptista Monteverde & Associados

The Lisbon Court of Appeal recently found that the trademark BELCANTO, used by the Belcanto restaurant in Lisbon, was a "trademark with a reputation" and another party's application to register the trademark to sell wines.

Linda Hallberg

Liability for damages due to export of toxic waste: final ruling

Environment & Climate Change - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

In a long and extensive environmental liability suit in Sweden, approximately 800 Chileans sued a Swedish mining company.

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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