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Martin Foerster

Supreme Court redefines location surcharge in rent control leases

Real Estate - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

In early 2019 the Supreme Court passed three decisions confirming and clarifying its 2017 decision which had limited landlords' right to request a location surcharge for rent-controlled apartments in desirable neighbourhoods.

Jeffrey Kleywegt

Locating pure financial damage in cross-border securities class actions: clarity on the horizon?

Litigation - Netherlands
AKD The Netherlands

Determining a court's jurisdiction in cross-border class actions involving pure financial damage has proven difficult in practice.

K Shanti Mogan

High court rules that non-parties to arbitration are not bound by confidentiality

Arbitration & ADR - Malaysia
Shearn Delamore & Co

A high court recently ruled that the prohibition against third parties publishing, disclosing or communicating information relating to arbitration proceedings does not extend to non-parties to an arbitration.

Guy Castegnaro

Court recognises employees' right to disconnect when on leave

Employment & Benefits - Luxembourg
Castegnaro

As new information and communication technologies continue to be developed, employees are increasingly connected to their business phones or computers outside their working hours.

Helena Tapp Barroso

Processing personal health data for insurance purposes under GDPR

Insurance - Portugal
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

The recently published act to transpose the General Data Protection Regulation into Portuguese law was expected to provide specific grounds for the processing of health data for insurance purposes.

Rayan Houdrouge

No deal? Post-Brexit admission of British nationals to Swiss labour market

Immigration - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Agreement on Admission to the Labour Market for a Temporary Transitional Period following the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the Free Movement of Persons will provide facilitated access to the labour market for British nationals in Switzerland and for Swiss nationals in the United Kingdom after Brexit.

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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