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Benoît Merkt

Redaction of personal data in reports published by Swiss Competition Commission

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Federal Administrative Court (FAC) recently confirmed that the Swiss Competition Commission's decision to publish the contents of a preliminary investigation's final report must comply with the Federal Act on Data Protection and the Cartel Act.

Gisele Stephens-Chu

French court rules that mandatory expert determination provisions do not render arbitration clauses inapplicable

Arbitration & ADR - France
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

The Court of Cassation recently confirmed the quasi-absolute priority given to arbitral tribunals to determine questions relating to their jurisdiction, even when this involves rules of French public order.

Alain Levy

How to deal with existing pre-emption rights in private M&A transactions

Corporate Finance/M&A - France

The Supreme Court recently ruled that the granting of a call option over an asset which is subject to a pre-emption right violates such pre-emption right.

Ana-Laura Morales

Supreme Court ends pharmaceutical companies' battle over TRIPS Agreement

Intellectual Property - Spain
Grau & Angulo

The Supreme Court recently rejected the extraordinary appeals filed by Pfizer against a Barcelona Court of Appeal judgment, confirming the dismissal of a patent infringement action against sildenafil generics competitors in Spain.

Sergey Medvedev

New law introduced to regulate digital rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Russia
Gorodissky & Partners

The president recently signed the Digital Rights Law, which will take effect on 1 October 2019.

Sherisa Rajah

Canadian gig economy: embracing the future of work

Employment & Benefits - Canada

Canada has recently seen its lowest unemployment rate in nearly 40 years.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey