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David R Hamill

Section 301 tariff developments affect US importers

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Section 301 of the Trade Act authorises the president to take retaliatory action if it is determined that a trade act, policy or practice of a foreign government is unreasonable or discriminatory and burdens or restricts US commerce.

Simon Tilling

Chemicals, Brexit and path to UK REACH

Product Regulation & Liability - United Kingdom
Burges Salmon LLP

In January 2019 draft regulations were laid before Parliament to ensure that regimes governing biocidal products, hazardous chemicals and chemical classification can continue to operate after Brexit.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Supreme Court takes strict stance on conflict of interest

Arbitration & ADR - Austria
Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwalte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently considered whether the fact that an arbitrator and a party counsel in one arbitration acted as co-counsel in another unrelated arbitration cast doubt on the arbitrator's independence and impartiality and thus disqualified him from acting as arbitrator in the arbitration under review.

Stephan Schmalzl

No worms for early birds? Lexitor and Austrian implementation of EU Consumer Credit Directive

Banking - Austria
Schima Mayer Starlinger

Considering the obvious conflict with European Court of Justice case law, the Austrian legislature's aim to fully implement the EU Consumer Credit Directive and the Austrian Consumer Credit Act's intended (but directive-breaching) effects consumers, legal advisers and the courts are now confronted with the delicate question of how consumer requests for repayment should be dealt with..

Lina Wiedenbach

Insurers' duty to advise assureds in cases of amended general terms and conditions

Insurance - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A recent Hamm Higher Regional Court decision concerning insurers' duty of advice continues the previous case law in respect of partly favourable and partly unfavourable new conditions or conditions that are merely more favourable for the policyholder.

Ole Andenæs

Shipping project finance: new regulatory intricacies

Shipping & Transport - Norway
Wikborg Rein

Project financing has historically been a popular investment scheme and source of capital in Norway for shipping projects.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, Switzerland

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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