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Marcel Meinhardt

Secretariat of Swiss Competition Commission advises on changes in shareholder structure of joint venture

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Secretariat of the Swiss Competition Commission recently issued advice in respect of Article 23(2) of the Cartel Act to two shareholders in a jointly controlled joint venture.

Natasa Aplikiotou

Employment law amendments introduced for seagoing vessels and crew

Employment & Benefits - Cyprus
George Z Georgiou & Associates LLC

Four employment laws concerning seagoing vessels and their crew were recently amended.

Marco Manzone

Genoa Court of Appeal confirms decision on limitation of carrier's liability under Hague-Visby Rules

Shipping & Transport - Italy
Dardani Studio Legale

A recent Genoa Court of Appeal decision interpreted the principle of the limitation of a carrier's liability under the Hague-Visby Rules.

Núria Ribera

Barcelona patent court finds oxycodone and naloxone patent invalid due to added matter

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

Barcelona Commercial Court Number 4 recently dismissed a patent infringement action brought by Mundipharma against two generics of its oxycodone and naloxone medicinal product for the treatment of pain (Targin) and upheld the defendants' counterclaim that the asserted patent was invalid.

Giffy Pardede

Repatriation of natural resource export earnings: new regulation signals stricter approach

Energy & Natural Resources - Indonesia
Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Government Regulation 1/2019 requires exporters in the natural resources sector to repatriate their forex-denominated export earnings to Indonesia.

Greg DelBigio

Continued erosion of taxpayer privacy

Corporate Tax - Canada
Thorsteinssons LLP

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recently reported that the Canada Revenue Agency has transferred more than 1.6 million Canadian banking records to the US Internal Revenue Service since the intergovernmental agreement for the enhanced exchange of tax information under the Canada-US Tax Convention was entered into in 2014.



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