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Suzan Kurdi

Contribution to legal costs: natural love and affection or calculated self-interest?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

When will an order for costs be made against a family member who was not a party to the underlying proceedings but who contributed significantly to funding the losing party's defence? According to a recent case, the answer is when the funder has a personal interest in the litigation..

César Navarro

Right to request working schedule adjustments

Employment & Benefits - Spain
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo

There has been a wave of criticism that the mandatory recording of employees' working hours has hindered the flexibility measures which companies were beginning to introduce.

Paul Otto

New York enacts new data security laws

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - USA
Hogan Lovells

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a pair of bills establishing new requirements for businesses that process certain personal information relating to New York residents.

Maciej Durbas

Important changes to arbitration of corporate disputes introduced

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

The arbitrability of corporate disputes has long been a controversial issue in Poland.

David Schwartz

New Patent Rules in force

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

Canada has now reached the end of its journey to implement the Patent Law Treaty, with new Patent Rules and associated amendments to the Patent Act recently coming into force.

John Lane

New corporate group governance guidelines

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Certain large corporate groups in Japan have been criticised for having antiquated group governance structures that do not provide adequate protection against corporate malfeasance.

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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