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Yu Dan

Have foreign-invested insurer licences been made available to foreign investors?

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

For foreign investors with an eye on the Chinese insurance market, obtaining an insurance intermediary licence is a good idea.

Davina Given

Serving up the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court has issued a reminder that the duty of full and frank disclosure applies to any application made without notice to the other party.

Louisa-Ann Lange

Aircraft tyre damage caused by foreign object on runway constitutes extraordinary circumstance

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

In a recent preliminary ruling, the European Court of Justice held that a foreign object such as a screw or nail on an airport runway which damages an aircraft represents an extraordinary circumstance under the EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation.

Katie Lee

Proposed regulations set to amend process for sale of drugs for medical emergencies

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Two sets of proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations were recently published and contain provisions which would streamline the process for providing access to unauthorised drugs for medical emergencies.

Marco G Remiorz

Carrier liability for loss of goods and delayed delivery

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The distinction between freight and forwarding contracts is a common subject of legal disputes in Germany, as freight forwarders are generally liable only for organisational or selection faults and can usually relieve themselves of liability if they can prove that they chose a conscientious carrier.

Lucy Lewis

Failing to enhance pay for shared parental leave is not sex discrimination

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In an emphatic judgment, the Court of Appeal has ruled that it is not direct discrimination, indirect discrimination or a breach of equal pay rights to provide enhanced pay for maternity leave and statutory pay only for shared parental leave (SPL).

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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