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David Smyth

Courts confirm basis for indemnity costs

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

A couple of recent first-instance decisions demonstrate the courts' wide discretion to award costs between parties based on a higher rate of recovery (referred to as an 'indemnity basis').

Ashleigh Carr

Proprietary estoppel claims – lessons from recent case law

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

Proprietary estoppel claims often arise in a farming and/or family context and 2018 was a bumper year for such claims.

Miryam Lassalle

Third-country (re)insurance operations in Luxembourg post-Brexit

Insurance - Luxembourg
NautaDutilh

The United Kingdom's planned exit from the European Union would result in it losing the fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and its qualification as an EEA third country.

Alvin Tang

Directors duty to act in company's best interests: how much is too much?

Company & Commercial - Malaysia
Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva

A recent case suggests that there are limits to the way in which directors can act when taking steps to protect a company.

Constantinos Christofi

General Healthcare System contributions

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC

As of 1 March 2019, employees, pensioners, state officials and income earners in Cyprus must contribute 1.7% of their income to the General Health System, while self-employed individuals must contribute 2.55% of their income.

Sanaya F Vachha

Competition Commission sets aside show cause notice

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently examined whether Wateen Telecom Limited had resorted to a tie-in arrangement for analogue TV services provided to a housing scheme in Lahore, restricting consumer choice and abusing its dominant position in violation of the Competition Act.

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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