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Asli Tezcan

Mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes introduced

Company & Commercial - Turkey
Acar & Ergonen Law Firm

The Law regarding Procedures for Initiating Legal Proceedings for Monetary Claims deriving from Subscription Agreements, which introduces a mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes to the Commercial Code, was recently published in the Official Gazette.

Jan Erik Janssen

Broadening subsidy scheme for renewable energy: from SDE+ to SDE++

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek Advocaten BV

The minister of economic affairs and climate policy recently announced that the scope of the main subsidy scheme for renewable energy in the Netherlands, the Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production, will be broadened.

David Schwartz

Five important changes to Patent Act now in effect

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Budget Implementation Act 2018, which recently received royal assent, introduced important changes to the Patent Act that will affect the scope of protection available under Canadian patents.

Omolara Oladipo

Apportionment of liability under workers' compensation scheme

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

A recent case examined the apportionment of liability for damages between multiple defendants where at least one of them is statutorily immune from liability.

Louis Botha

No tax on interest? Ruling pertaining to convention between South Africa and Brazil

Corporate Tax - South Africa
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued a binding private ruling dealing with relief from the double taxation of interest under the double tax agreement between South Africa and Brazil.

Simon Tilling

Electronics and product compliance: perils of complex supply chains

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) was created in January 2018 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and is tasked with improving protections for consumers and the environment and driving increased productivity, growth and business confidence.

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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