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Catharina Richter

Cartel damage claims for indirect damage: questioning German law on cartel damages after ECJ decision

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Under German law, a plaintiff does not only have to prove the unlawful behaviour of a liable party (ie, in the case of cartel damages, a competition law infringement such as a cartel) and any damage caused by this behaviour; the Act Against Restraints of Competition also requires a plaintiff to be "affected" by unlawful behaviour.

Joel Stewart

PERM: employers, representatives and agents

Immigration - USA
Fakhoury Global Immigration

Some employers have learned the hard way that the role of representatives and attorneys is clearly separated in the Programme Electronic Review Management (PERM) rule and that a violation of this rule may have serious consequences.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court takes strict stance on conflict of interest

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently considered whether the fact that an arbitrator and a party counsel in one arbitration acted as co-counsel in another unrelated arbitration cast doubt on the arbitrator's independence and impartiality and thus disqualified him from acting as arbitrator in the arbitration under review.

David R Hamill

USMCA takes giant step towards ratification

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

House Democrats and the Trump administration recently reached an agreement on the final text of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Antony Sassi

No 'cherry picking' of wide-ranging without prejudice discussions

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In Poon v Poon, the defendant successfully applied to have certain paragraphs excluded from witness statements filed on behalf of the plaintiff on the basis that they referred to without prejudice conversations and meetings.

Jennie Cherry

Completing US tax forms: Form SS-4 – Application for Employer Identification Number

Private Client & Offshore Services - USA
Kozusko Harris Duncan

Non-US entities, even when not conducting a business in the United States, must sometimes apply for a US tax identification number, known as an employer identification number.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China

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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