International Law Office

Latest updates

Michael Withington

HKIA launches public consultation to update its guidelines

Insurance - Hong Kong
Howse Williams Bowers

The Hong Kong Insurance Authority (HKIA) will take over the regulation of insurance intermediaries from the three self-regulatory organisations in mid-2019.

Emeka Akabogu

Legal limits of armed guards on board ships

Shipping & Transport - Nigeria
Akabogu & Associates

Voyaging in West African waters, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, is considered dangerous and raises the question of whether shipowners are entitled to put armed guards on board their vessels to protect them from attacks by arms-bearing third parties.

John Ho

It's a bird… it's a plane… it's OSHA?

Aviation - USA
Cozen O'Connor

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is modernising its enforcement tools with the use of camera-equipped drones.

Ben Yates

Email scams and related recovery litigation

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a series of recent judgments, the first-instance courts in Hong Kong have demonstrated an increasing flexibility in assisting victims of internet and email fraud, including granting declaratory relief without trial.

Steven Lorber

Court of Appeal holds employer liable for wrongful disclosure of personal data by rogue employee

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The High Court recently considered a case where an internal auditor from the supermarket chain Morrisons disclosed payroll data on the Internet relating to about 100,000 of his colleagues following an internal disciplinary process.

Beat Mumenthaler

Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law revisions enter into force

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd

A number of revisions to the Private International Law Act and the Debt Enforcement Bankruptcy Act recently entered into force.

OnDemand

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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