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Marie Berard

Court grants third party access to confidential arbitration documents for disciplinary proceedings against arbitrator

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance

A recent High Court decision concerning access to confidential documents illustrates the limits to the implied duty of confidentiality arising out of arbitration proceedings in English law.

James Brockhurst

Is it time to consider blockchain-based trusts?

Private Client & Offshore Services - International
Forsters LLP

With the slow but inexorable process of tokenisation, whereby real-world assets are moved onto blockchains and represented by tokens, it is only a matter of time before trust practitioners will need to look at blockchain-based trusts or 'smart trusts'.

Marcel Meinhardt

Secretariat of Competition Commission advises on merger filing obligation based on dominant market position

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

Under the Cartel Act, a merger filing is generally required when the relevant turnover thresholds pursuant to Article 9(1) of the act are met.

Christopher Jünger

Say on pay and related party transactions: implementation of EU Shareholder Rights Directive II

Company & Commercial - Austria
Schoenherr

With the deadline for implementing the EU Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) fast approaching, the government recently published a ministerial draft of the Stock Corporation Amendment Act 2019, which addresses the rules on say on pay and related party transactions.

Meghan Bell

Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies overlapping policies containing "other insurance clauses"

Litigation - Canada
Dentons

The Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified its application of the Supreme Court's decision in Family Insurance Corp v Lombard Canada Ltd in instances of overlapping insurance policies with "other insurance clauses" covering the same loss.

Godofredo Mendes Vianna

Bill of lading limitation of liability clause accepted by Brazilian courts

Shipping & Transport - Brazil
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

Bills of lading generally contain a provision that limits carriers' liability to a certain extent if goods are lost or damaged or other claims arise.

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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