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Colin Leckey

Tribunal finds that workers transfer under TUPE

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

In a surprise decision, with potentially wide-ranging ramifications, an employment tribunal has found that workers, as well as traditional employees, transfer under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.

Catharina Richter

Cartel damage claims for indirect damage: questioning German law on cartel damages after ECJ decision

Competition & Antitrust - Germany
Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Under German law, a plaintiff does not only have to prove the unlawful behaviour of a liable party (ie, in the case of cartel damages, a competition law infringement such as a cartel) and any damage caused by this behaviour; the Act Against Restraints of Competition also requires a plaintiff to be "affected" by unlawful behaviour.

Herman Steen

Supreme Court issues important decision on CTL in Renos case

Shipping & Transport - United Kingdom
Wikborg Rein

The Supreme Court recently clarified that when determining whether a vessel is a constructive total loss under the Institute Time Clauses Hulls conditions, regard should be had to the costs incurred prior to the owner's notice of abandonment, but not to remuneration payable under a special compensation protection and indemnity clause.

Eugenio Vaccari

Supreme Court of Cassation rules on chair and deputy chair duties and directors' revocation

Company & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The Supreme Court of Cassation has set out important principles regarding the duties of chairs and deputy chairs of company boards of directors.

Lloyd Harmetz

SEC charges Switzerland-based dealer for selling US investors unregistered SBS for bitcoins

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a Switzerland-based securities dealer for offering and selling unregistered security-based swaps to US investors using bitcoins and for failing to transact its swaps on a registered national exchange.

Christopher Loh

Supreme Court prohibits USPTO from shifting attorneys' fees in certain district court proceedings

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the US Patent and Trademark Office cannot shift the fees of its attorneys and paralegals to litigants in district court proceedings brought under Title 35, Section 145 of the US Code.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China

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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