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Guy Castegnaro

Can employers access their employees' emails?

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

The Court of Appeal recently considered the conditions under which employers can access their employees' workplace correspondence and use such correspondence as evidence in court.

Nicolai Vella Falzon

Aircraft lessors' rights

Aviation - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Recent amendments to the Civil Code concerning contracts of lease have bolstered the rights of lessors of aircraft such that they are now not materially different to those granted to the holders of security interests in terms of the Cape Town Convention.

Sang Wook Han

Supreme Court sets rules for international panels

Intellectual Property - South Korea
Kim & Chang

Under the amendment to the Court Organisation Act, certain courts handling IP cases have been given authority to establish international panels of judges to review cases in languages other than Korean as a way of making South Korea a more attractive venue for foreign litigants to bring IP litigation cases.

Elmira Baghery

Amsterdam District Court dismisses Fairfield Funds' claim against PwC in relation to Madoff Ponzi scheme

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD NV

The Amsterdam District Court recently rendered its judgment in the proceedings between the liquidator of Fairfield Sentry Limited, Fairfield Sigma Limited and Fairfield Lambda Limited (the Fairfield Funds) against Dutch public limited companies PricewaterhouseCoopers Accountants NV and PricewaterhouseCoopers NV and four accountants affiliated therewith.

Ben Strauss

No tax deduction for damages paid for deliberate breach of supply contracts

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African courts have held, on a number of occasions, that taxpayers are entitled to deduct damages or compensation paid to third parties.

Jaime L M Jones

Private equity funds face increasing risk of False Claims Act liability

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

Evidence is mounting that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is willing to pursue private equity funds in False Claims Act cases, particularly ones based on alleged violations of healthcare fraud and abuse laws.

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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