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Nicolas Contis

Civil procedure reform: appeal proceedings regarding questions of jurisdiction clarified

Litigation - France

The Supreme Court recently ended a conflict between the appeal courts and clarified that for any decision rendered exclusively on a jurisdictional issue, the party that wants to appeal such decision must file a motivated statement for appeal and, more importantly, appeal to the first president of the relevant appeal court through a formal request in order to obtain a fixed date on which the case will be heard.

Hasret Mutlu

Revised Federal Act on Gender Equality – effective enforcement instrument for equal pay?

Employment & Benefits - Switzerland
Rihm Rechtsanwälte

Since 1981, the Federal Constitution has guaranteed equal wages for men and women who carry out similar work; however, a wage disparity exists that arguably cannot be explained by anything other than gender.

Andreas Wildi

Consultation on direct medical prescriptions for cannabis-based treatments

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Federal Council recently submitted a draft amendment to the Narcotics Act for consultation that aims to facilitate patients' access to cannabis-based treatments.

Eugenio Vaccari

Supreme Court of Cassation examines rules on reimbursement of company loans

Company & Commercial - Italy
Grieco e Associati

The Supreme Court of Cassation recently held that the postponement of loan reimbursements to company partners or shareholders applies not only in cases of court-assessed insolvency, but also if a company experiences temporary financial difficulties.

Birgit Matthiesen

Steeling for uncertainty

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Throughout the past few months, the United States and China have levied new tariffs, increased existing tariffs and imposed ever-higher retaliatory tariffs.

Brian Simms

Supreme Court identifies its jurisdictional limits to assist in trust arbitration proceedings

Arbitration & ADR - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

The Supreme Court recently clarified its jurisdictional limits to assist in trust-related arbitrations, ruling that it has no such jurisdiction to allow service outside an action's jurisdiction.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey