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Anna Turi

By cash or card? HCA releases findings of sector inquiry into bank card acceptance market

Competition & Antitrust - Hungary
Schoenherr

In 2017 the Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) initiated a sector inquiry into the bank card acceptance market.

Bethan Carney

Court of Appeal confirms that discrimination because of perceived disability is unlawful

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Court of Appeal recently found that it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of a mistaken perception that they have a progressive condition which would make them unable to perform the full functions of a role in future.

Sonica Wilken

Interplay between company name reservations, trademark registrations and defensive registrations

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Business owners often fail to conduct trademark availability searches before they register their company name at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).

Costas Stamatiou

Brexit's potential impact on shipping in Cyprus

Shipping & Transport - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

In an effort to minimise disruption to the shipping industry deriving from Brexit, the Shipping Deputy Ministry has undertaken a number of contingency measures.

Karsten Metzlaff

Inadmissible imitation of 'presentation of dishes': stronger protection for gastronomic concepts

Franchising - Germany
Noerr LLP

Franchisors must typically consider the extent of concept protection if franchisees which have left the franchise system reuse the concept in a largely unchanged fashion or if third-party competitors (outside the franchise system) copy the concept's main features.

Katharina Sarah Bressler

Subsidiary clauses in mandatory vehicle insurance contracts

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Motor vehicle liability insurance is mandatory for vehicles admitted to travel on public roads in Germany (the same applies to non-motorised trailers and semi-trailers) and covers damages caused by the policyholder to third parties or their vehicles.

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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