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Manuela Grassi

Interest rate swap derivative contract – Milan Court of Appeals confirms first-instance decision

Litigation - Italy
Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale

The Milan Court of Appeals recently rejected an appeal against a Milan Court of First Instance judgment concerning an interest rate swap derivative contract.

Lucas Marques

Baltic and International Maritime Council adopts clauses to reduce sulphur emissions

Shipping & Transport - International
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

The Baltic and International Maritime Council recently published two new clauses which require time charterparties to reduce sulphur emissions.

Tierney GB Deluzio

Health Canada requests feedback on company names added to Generic Submissions Under Review List

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently requested feedback on the possible impact on and use to stakeholders if the Generic Submissions Under Review List is updated to include sponsor names (ie, the company that filed the generic submission).

Fredrik Norburg

Does lack of impartiality justify a reduction in arbitrators' compensation?

Arbitration & ADR - Sweden
Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå

Although parties have the right to appeal arbitrators' compensation that has been decided by an arbitral institution and included in an arbitral award, a recent Svea Court of Appeal judgment suggests that strong reasons are required to adjust such a decision when it has been made in accordance with an arbitration agreement between said parties.

Bart Heynickx

Is ECJ jurisprudence torpedoing Belgian insolvency law?

Insolvency & Restructuring - Belgium

The European Court of Justice appears likely to rule that the Belgian reorganisation framework infringes the EU Transfer of Undertakings Directive with regard to the transfer of personnel.

César Navarro

Ignore the collective dismissal regulations… at your peril!

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

The Supreme Court recently concluded that the implementation of individual redundancies which collectively exceed the applicable statutory thresholds should be carried out in accordance with the legal procedure for collective dismissals, even if agreements have been reached with employee representatives.



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