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David R Hamill

Section 301 update: List 3 exclusion process to commence Summer 2019

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

The US Trade Representative recently published a Federal Register notice requesting comments on the proposed exclusion process for List 3 of the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports.

C Mark Baker

New York Appellate Division confirms narrow scope of manifest disregard doctrine

Arbitration & ADR - USA
Norton Rose Fulbright

The New York Appellate Division has reaffirmed that the manifest disregard doctrine is a "severely limited… doctrine of last resort" that requires more than a mere error of law to warrant vacating an arbitral award.

Justin Savage

Impact of evolving relationship between investors and managers on fund structuring

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cayman Islands
Ogier

This article addresses how the landscape for the structuring of offshore investment funds established in the Cayman Islands is changing and how this change is being driven by the evolving relationship between investors and investment fund managers – in particular, how the balance of power has in many cases shifted from the manager to the investor..

Yongjian Lei

Darlie toothpaste versus Darlie insect repellent: trademark squatting and bad-faith registration

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

No one wants to associate toothpaste with insect repellent, but this can happen if the same names and images have been trademarked in different classes of goods.

Sarah Shaul

How are foreign states' decisions on EU directives recognised in English courts?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court recently struck out a claim by the beneficial owner of certain notes that had sought a declaration that an event of default had occurred.

Abigail Smith

Ontario Court of Appeal overturns ban on online sales of prescription eyewear to Ontario residents

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's finding that online sales of prescription eyewear by Essilor Group Canada Inc to Ontario residents violated the Regulated Health Professions Act.

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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