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Karina Plain

Security for costs not ordered despite looming economic downturn caused by COVID-19

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

Evidence of the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the claimant's financial position was not enough to show an inability to pay adverse costs in a recent application for security for costs in the High Court.

Dylan Cox

That's cold: insurer ordered to defend claims made against cold storage provider

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ordered an insurer to defend claims made against its insured's cold storage business, which was sued when its warehouse thawed and damaged its customer's food products.

Gönenç Gürkaynak

Competition Board concludes preliminary investigation highlighting its approach to online sales

Competition & Antitrust - Turkey
ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The Competition Board recently published its reasoned decision following a preliminary investigation based on allegations that two companies had violated Article 4 of Law 4054 on the Protection of Competition by determining dealers' resale prices, fixing discount rates and limiting the payment methods of their dealers..

Zhigang Zhu

Guangzhou IP Court reaffirms legality of parallel imports

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

The Guangzhou IP Court recently upheld a first-instance judgment which had dismissed a trademark infringement claim against parallel imported products.

Gordon Drakes

European Commission's VBER review – what does it mean for franchising?

Franchising - European Union
Fieldfisher LLP

The EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 May 2022 and the European Commission is reviewing its effectiveness to determine whether it should lapse, its duration should be prolonged or it requires revision to take account of market developments since 2010 (most notably with regard to online sales and online platforms).

Ailsa Ritchie

Power to the people: recent guidance on Section 104 of Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act

Real Estate - United Kingdom
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

In a recent judicial review appeal, the Inner House considered the application of Section 104 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, which deals with consultation in respect of disposing and changing the use of common good property.

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