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Adalia Chan

'Stale claims' on the way out?

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

In a recent case, the High Court allowed the defendants' applications to dismiss the plaintiff's two actions on the ground of abuse of process – in particular, given that no procedural step had been taken by the parties since 1 April 2009, just before the civil procedure reforms came into effect in Hong Kong.

Godofredo Mendes Vianna

New bill to develop cabotage trade sent to Congress

Shipping & Transport - Brazil
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

More than 20 years since the enactment of Law 9,432/97 (the Navigation Act), a major reform of Brazil's cabotage laws is underway.

Guadalupe Esparza Sánchez

Counter-reform: latest developments in battle that has become war

Energy & Natural Resources - Mexico
Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster

The new federal government has taken many actions in an effort to prioritise the Federal Commission of Electricity, Mexico's state-owned power company, over other participants in the open electricity market implemented by the 2013 to 2014 energy reform.

Amy Elizabeth Garber

Stop in the name of releases, before they break your claims

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Given the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to federal projects, it is imperative now more than ever that contractors preserve rights to potential claims at all turns.

Monica Syrdal

Monster unleashed the beast, but was shot down by the court

Intellectual Property - Norway
Advokatfirmaet Hjort

International energy drink giant Monster Energy Company recently lost a trademark infringement claim against energy drinks start-up Manimal Energy before the Borgarting Court of Appeals.

Paul Van den Bulck

DPA reprimands hospital for violating employee's access and information rights

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium
AKD

The Litigation Chamber of the Data Protection Authority recently issued a reprimand to a hospital for its violation of an employee's access and information rights regarding an audit, which had led to the employee's dismissal.

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