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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.

Gillian Round

When are mandatory arbitration clauses unenforceable?

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent Ontario-based decision creates uncertainty for many Canadian and international employers operating in Canada that include mandatory arbitration clauses in employment or independent contractor agreements, because each province has a similar rule against contracting out of employment standards legislation.

Francisco Venetucci

Bunker supply and VAT

Shipping & Transport - Argentina
Venetucci & Asociados

The question of whether foreign-flagged ships involved in international trade are subject to value added tax (VAT) when supplying bunkers in Argentina is frequently posed.

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').

Tiago Faganello

CAM-CCBC settles 20-year dispute over largest container port in South America

Arbitration & ADR - Brazil
Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

A recent decision rendered by an arbitral tribunal constituted under the Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada has ended a 20-year dispute over the largest container port in South America.

Megan Bisk

Addressing #MeToo in M&A

Corporate Finance/M&A - International
Ropes & Gray LLP

Companies in all industries are facing heightened reputational and legal risks in the #MeToo era, as employees are more likely to identify and report instances of misconduct or discrimination in the workplace (and such instances are more likely to become public).

OnDemand

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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