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Tim Brown

Collision of legal duties, family loyalties and unreliable truth

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

In a case which has attracted public, press and legal attention, the High Court recently found that the directors of a family-run business should have ensured that the company's interests took precedence over any personal and private loyalties felt towards their family members where those competing interests came into conflict.

Daniel R Zuccherino

Implications of new unfair competition legislation for IP practitioners

Intellectual Property - Argentina
Obligado & Cia

Emergency Decree 274/2019 has established a comprehensive system for regulating unfair competition.

Otto Waechter

Virtual currency regulation

Banking - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Austria has no domestic legislation that directly applies to virtual currencies, although operations using cryptocurrencies may fall under existing laws.

Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Regulation in Guernsey – what happens when it goes wrong

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

In a 2018 decision, the Royal Court showed how far reaching penalties and sanctions can be when an individual working in a regulated industry fails to put the right procedures in place or is unaware of a rule or requirement.

Godofredo Mendes Vianna

Appellate court rules that subrogated insurers assume same rights and limitations as assureds

Shipping & Transport - Brazil
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

A recent Sao Paulo State Appellate Court case concerned a carriage of goods by sea from Port Everglades (United States) to the port of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Rebecca Rule

Voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay if sufficiently regular and settled

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that the EU Working Time Directive requires voluntary overtime to be included in holiday pay if it is sufficiently regular and settled to amount to normal remuneration.

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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