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Christia Middleton

New statutory interest rate on judicial awards enters into force

Litigation - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

The minister of finance recently announced that the statutory rate of interest on judgments pursuant to Article 33 of the Courts of Justice Law has been reduced to 2% per annum with effect from 1 January 2019.

Gang Bai

China promulgates 2018 national IP action plan

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

The Office of the Inter-ministerial Joint Meeting for Implementation of the National IP Strategy recently promulgated the Action Plan for Furthering the National IP Strategy and IP Rights Powerhouse Initiative 2018.

Mohamed Y Alem

New transparency law in oil and gas sector aims to fight corruption

Energy & Natural Resources - Lebanon
Alem & Associates

Preventing corruption is a key challenge faced by the oil and gas sector worldwide.

Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg

Federal court dismisses passenger claim based on Article 33 of Montreal Convention

Aviation - Argentina
Freidenberg Freidenberg & Lifsic

A federal court recently dismissed a lawsuit against El Al Israel Airlines which had been filed by an Argentine passenger based on a lack of jurisdiction as set out by Article 33 of the Montreal Convention.

Matthew Caplan

California legislature amends required Civil Code Section 1542 language

Company & Commercial - USA
Cooley LLP

Section 1542 of the California Civil Code precludes the waiver of unknown claims unless the protections of the section are expressly relinquished.

Lucía Ojeda Cárdenas

COFECE amends recommendations to foster competition in gasoline and diesel markets

Competition & Antitrust - Mexico
SAI Law & Economics

In January 2019 the new government implemented several measures to counter and reduce gasoline and diesel theft, which generated fuel shortages in some of Mexico's main cities.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey