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Charles Allen

Costs recovery for DIY litigation

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

Hong Kong has a high incidence of litigants in person, which is largely explained by the cost of civil litigation generally, the absence of class actions, contingent fee arrangements and third-party funding of most civil claims, and the financial eligibility limits for civil legal aid.

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).

Eugenio Vaccari

Business judgement rule and liability of non-executive directors

Company & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

Italian corporate law establishes the liability of members of the board of directors of joint stock companies depending on whether they are chief executive officers or executive directors or independent and non-executive directors.

Paulo Monteverde

Lisbon Court of Appeal finds that BELCANTO is a "trademark with a reputation"

Intellectual Property - Portugal
Baptista Monteverde & Associados

The Lisbon Court of Appeal recently found that the trademark BELCANTO, used by the Belcanto restaurant in Lisbon, was a "trademark with a reputation" and another party's application to register the trademark to sell wines.

Lloyd Harmetz

SEC requests comment on securities offering exemptions

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently requested public comment on ways to simplify, harmonise and improve the registration exemptions under the Securities Act.

Rainer Herzig

Maintaining original medicinal products in Reimbursement Code

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Austria
Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

When a generic is added to the Reimbursement Code, the product manufacturer or authorised distributor must reduce its price in order for the product to remain therein.

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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