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Martin Kube

Carriers' liability for implementing safety instructions

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A recent Bremen Regional Court decision serves as a stark reminder to carriers that all contractual obligations, particularly those relating to security instructions, must be fulfilled and that any carrier found to have breached these obligations could face unrestricted liability in the event of damages.

Duck Soon Chang

KIPO begins policing 'idea theft' unfair competition

Intellectual Property - South Korea
Kim & Chang

The latest amendment to the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act introduced a new provision prohibiting unfair competition in connection with 'idea theft' – the unfair use of the ideas of another that were acquired as part of a business negotiation or transaction.

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.

Federico De Noriega

New cybersecurity rules for banks

Banking - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit recently published a resolution in the Official Gazette modifying the general regulations that apply to banks.

Valery Narezhniy

Price increases expected following VAT changes

Corporate Tax - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The basic value added tax (VAT) rate recently increased from 18% to 20%.

Nitzan Sandor

New bulletin aims to clarify dual listing process

Capital Markets - Israel
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co

The Corporate Finance Department at the Israel Securities Authority recently issued its Staff Legal Bulletin on dual-listed companies.

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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