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Parham Kouchikali

Duty of care can exist between parent company and third parties affected by subsidiaries' actions

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

A recent Supreme Court decision concerned a mass tort claim and the potential liability of an English parent company for the actions of its foreign subsidiaries.

Herman Steen

Autonomous ships in unchartered waters

Shipping & Transport - Norway
Wikborg Rein

Unmanned ships are on the horizon and the Norwegian maritime sector is uniquely positioned to take a leading role internationally in the development and commercialisation of this technology.

Megan Bisk

Addressing #MeToo in M&A

Corporate Finance/M&A - International
Ropes & Gray LLP

Companies in all industries are facing heightened reputational and legal risks in the #MeToo era, as employees are more likely to identify and report instances of misconduct or discrimination in the workplace (and such instances are more likely to become public).

Paul Gonzi

No warnings, no damages, no due process: one-off mistake validates employee's dismissal

Employment & Benefits - Malta
Fenech & Fenech Advocates

The Court of Appeal recently upheld an Industrial Tribunal decision and confirmed that a company operating in the iGaming industry had been entitled to dismiss an employee who had, on one occasion, forgotten to upload games to the company's platform.

Beat Mumenthaler

New rules for reorganising financially distressed companies

Insolvency & Restructuring - Switzerland
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

In June 2018 the House of Representatives narrowly voted to support a bill which proposes additional protection from claw-back actions for creditors which grant loans that are pre‑approved by an insolvency administrator.

Pranay Bhatia

Hedging loss is not international transaction

Corporate Tax - India
BDO LLP

In a recent case before the tax tribunal, a taxpayer gave an unsecured loan to its associated enterprises for which it had charged interest equal to LIBOR plus 250 basis points based on the rate at which it had borrowed funds from a foreign bank.

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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