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Chris Boswell

Contractual penalties: Court of Appeal upholds High Court's decision in Honey Bees

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The Court of Appeal recently upheld a High Court judgment, confirming New Zealand's adaption of the recast rule.

Keith Robinson

Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

A recent Supreme Court judgment has once again confirmed Bermuda's status as a sophisticated, arbitration-friendly jurisdiction.

Pauline Moritz

Leave pay for commission-based employees: an often overlooked pitfall for employers

Employment & Benefits - Germany
Mayer Brown

An accurate method for calculating leave pay must take into consideration an employee's holiday, sickness, bank holiday and other paid absences; however, this can be burdensome for a company's HR department if its employees earn fluctuating rates of commission.

Alexander Vida

Applicant found to have acted in bad faith in order to abuse trademark protection

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office recently rejected a trademark application on the grounds of bad faith, finding that the applicant had attempted to register the mark so that he could charge a licence fee when a swimming arena with the same name commenced operations.

Katie Lee

Amended PMNOC Regulations: second anniversary update

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The amended Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, which came into force in 2017, heralded significant changes to the landscape for pharmaceutical companies in Canada.

Xing Xiusong

Fraud claims in letter of guarantee not subject to arbitration clause in underlying contract

Arbitration & ADR - China
Global Law Office

An independent letter of guarantee involves a legal relationship between the applicant, the issuer and the beneficiary.

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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