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Jan Erik Janssen

New act aims to minimise gas production from Groningen Field

Energy & Natural Resources - Netherlands
Stek Advocaten BV

The government aims to terminate the gas production of the large-scale Groningen Field as soon as possible.

Camilla Paoletti

Just desserts: CADE fines company for exclusivity practices in ice cream market

Competition & Antitrust - Brazil
BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

The Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) tribunal recently fined Unilever R29.4 million for abusing its dominant position in the impulse ice cream (ie, ice cream for immediate consumption) market.

Dinesh Kumar

GST not applicable on reimbursement of salary on behalf of foreign entity as pure agent

Corporate Tax - India
BDO LLP

The Authority for Advance Rulings recently considered the applicability of goods and services tax (GST) on expense reimbursements in the case of 'pure agents' – a key concept when evaluating taxable services, particularly for tax exemption claims in respect of expense reimbursements and applicable GST.

Alexander Vida

Facebook secures finding of likelihood of confusion by association

Intellectual Property - Hungary
Danubia Patent and Law Office LLC

In a recent trademark dispute between Facebook and the owner of the applied-for mark 'mbook – ablak a világra' (ie, 'window to the world'), the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office, the Metropolitan Tribunal and the Metropolitan Court of Appeal came to the same decision on the merits and rejected the applied-for mark, albeit for different reasons.

Jürg Schneider

Illegal streaming: internet access providers not liable for third-party platforms

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Supreme Court recently ruled that internet access providers are not liable for third-party websites and portals that make movies available for illegal downloading or streaming.

Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg

Did you pack your own bag? Appeal court overturns lost luggage claim

Aviation - Argentina
Freidenberg Freidenberg & Lifsic

The Civil and Commercial Court of Appeals recently overturned a first-instance decision concerning a laptop lost on an Aeromexico flight from New York to Buenos Aires.

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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

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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