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Manuela Grassi

Time barred: court rejects contract claim based on limitation period

Litigation - Italy
Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale

A client company recently sued a leading Italian bank, arguing that the interest rate swap contracts concluded between the parties should be declared null and void because, among other things, no master agreement had been executed and the contracts had allegedly been concluded in violation of the bank's general duties of correctness and delay.

Beatriz Bejarano

Battle of the bottles: EU Trademark Court of Appeal finds infringement of well-known Malibu bottle

Intellectual Property - European Union
Grau & Angulo

In December 2018 the EU Trademark Court of Appeal declared that the Ibiza Beach drink marketed by Productos Ibicencos, SL and Aromáticas de Ibiza, SL – whose bottle was highly similar to the well-known Malibu bottle – infringed The Absolut Company AB's (TAC's) 3D and graphic trademarks which protect the shape of such bottle.

Donna M Parisi

ISDA proposes amendments to 2014 Credit Derivatives Definitions relating to narrowly tailored credit events

Derivatives - USA
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association recently published proposed amendments to its 2014 Credit Derivatives Definitions relating to narrowly tailored credit events.

Jaime L M Jones

Court dismisses DOJ's complaint against pharmacy and private equity fund but permits re-pleading

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is pursuing a compounding pharmacy and its private equity fund owner, alleging that the pharmacy filed claims with Tricare that were rendered false by alleged kickbacks.

Tim Clipstone

Fund managers' perspective on Guernsey substance rules

Private Client & Offshore Services - Guernsey
Ogier

The government has approved new regulations which impose an economic substance test on Guernsey tax-resident companies in order to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group.

Satoshi Hosokawa

Amendments to regulations on working hours and paid annual leave

Employment & Benefits - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

A number of amendments to Japan's labour and employment laws recently took effect.

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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