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Alexander Vogel

Bulk transfers

Corporate Finance/M&A - Switzerland
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

Under Swiss law, the acquisition of a business may be structured as a mere share deal, a mere asset deal or – according to the Merger Act – a statutory merger, demerger or bulk transfer.

Sanaya F Vachha

Competition Commission initiates Phase II review of Uber's acquisition of Careem

Competition & Antitrust - Pakistan
Vellani & Vellani

The Competition Commission recently decided on a joint pre-merger application by Uber Technologies, Inc and Careem Inc and concluded that – based on its assessment of the relevant market – the proposed merger was likely to substantially weaken competition through the creation or strengthening of a dominant position in the relevant market.

Gordon Drakes

Economic duress and franchising: when does a threat not to enter into a contract amount to economic duress?

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal considered whether a threat not to enter a contract could amount to economic duress, holding that it would not unless the threat was made in bad faith.

Héctor Elias Chagoya

Plant inventions and patent eligibility trends

Intellectual Property - Mexico
Becerril Coca & Becerril SC

The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property's examination criteria was previously consistent enough to provide patent applicants with legal certainty about the eligibility of plant-related inventions.

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou

Privy Council determines extraterritorial reach of clawback claims in insolvency proceedings

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

The Privy Council has determined that, notwithstanding the absence of express statutory provisions permitting service out of the jurisdiction of fraudulent preference claims, such claims are to have extraterritorial effect.

Chakrapani Misra

Supreme Court holds government cannot seek preference while seeking stay on enforcement

Arbitration & ADR - India
Khaitan & Co

The Supreme Court recently considered whether an unconditional stay can be granted under Section 36 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 when the applicant is the government.

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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