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Takayuki Inoue

New plea bargaining system in practice

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Since Japan's first plea bargaining system was introduced in June 2018, prosecutors have used plea bargains in two cases, the second of which led to the dramatic arrest of Carlos Ghosn, former CEO and chair of Renault-Nissan, on the tarmac of Haneda Airport in November 2018.

Will Pearce

KCOM takeover – Takeover Code default auction process

Corporate Finance/M&A - United Kingdom
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Since June 2019, Universities Superannuation Scheme and Macquarie have been engaged in a competitive takeover battle for KCOM (a telecoms company).

Magdalena Mentel-Rogowska

My Electricity – new PV programme introduced

Energy & Natural Resources - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The prime minister and the minister of the environment recently presented a new programme called My Electricity, which aims to promote the use of photovoltaics.

Klaus Oblin

Recent developments: new database and res judicata effect

Litigation - Austria
OBLIN Attorneys at Law

There have been a number of recent legislative developments in Austria, including amendments to the Austrian Enforcement Act, which have granted certain parties access to data about pending enforcement proceedings.

Xavier Nicholas

Will the gift keep on giving? Office of Tax Simplification's inheritance tax review

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The Office of Tax Simplification recently published a report that made recommendations to the government to reform inheritance tax.

Riccardo Fruscalzo

Regulation of cannabis use in food and cosmetics

Product Regulation & Liability - Italy
Hogan Lovells

The cultivation and industrial use of hemp in Italy has a long tradition and recent changes to the law have led to a revival in this regard.

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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