International Law Office

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Linda Hallberg

Liability for damages due to export of toxic waste: final ruling

Environment & Climate Change - Sweden
Advokatfirman Lindahl

In a long and extensive environmental liability suit in Sweden, approximately 800 Chileans sued a Swedish mining company.

Stephen P Kranz

Wisconsin enacts discriminatory exit charge for businesses moving out of state

Corporate Tax - USA
McDermott Will & Emery

A Wisconsin governor recently signed into law an act that either bars a reduction for, or requires amounts deducted to be added back to, Wisconsin taxable income for moving expenses deducted on federal income tax returns if the expenses are associated with a business moving out of the state or country.

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.

Marco G Remiorz

Carrier liability for loss of goods and delayed delivery

Shipping & Transport - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The distinction between freight and forwarding contracts is a common subject of legal disputes in Germany, as freight forwarders are generally liable only for organisational or selection faults and can usually relieve themselves of liability if they can prove that they chose a conscientious carrier.

Brandon Heard

Supreme Court of Canada denies Apotex leave to appeal in two cases

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Supreme Court of Canada has denied Apotex leave to appeal in two recent cases.

Benjamin Z Lerma

Riding on popularity of foreign brands

Intellectual Property - Philippines
Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles

Goods produced outside the Philippines are commonly perceived as being of better quality and, given their higher price point, are purchased by those who are more financially capable and consider themselves to have good taste.

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