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Laura Pierallini

Italian antitrust procedure in respect of airlines' new hand baggage policy

Aviation - Italy
Studio Pierallini

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) recently ordered Irish carrier Ryanair and Hungarian carrier Wizz Air to suspend the implementation of a new hand baggage policy that would have charged passengers extra for bringing a standard-sized trolley on board flights.

David Schwartz

Five important changes to Patent Act now in effect

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Budget Implementation Act 2018, which recently received royal assent, introduced important changes to the Patent Act that will affect the scope of protection available under Canadian patents.

Nitzan Sandor

New bulletin aims to clarify dual listing process

Capital Markets - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Corporate Finance Department at the Israel Securities Authority recently issued its Staff Legal Bulletin on dual-listed companies.

Ruth Zadikany

California appellate court rules that Dynamex test applies only to wage order claims

Employment & Benefits - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

A California appellate court has ruled that the California Supreme Court's recent decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc v Superior Court, which established a new test for determining whether to classify workers as independent contractors, is limited to claims under the Industrial Welfare Commission's wage orders.

Valery Narezhniy

Price increases expected following VAT changes

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The basic value added tax (VAT) rate recently increased from 18% to 20%.

Carlos Ramos Miranda

CRE endorses retailers' use of benefit and loyalty programmes

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Energy Regulatory Commission recently confirmed that certain business models used by retailers of refined products (eg, diesel and gasoline) are valid and stimulate competition in the market to the benefit of customers.

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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