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Antony Sassi

Court reviews witness's reluctance to travel to Hong Kong because of COVID-19

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The Court of Appeal recently refused a defendant (who resides outside Hong Kong) permission to appeal a trial judge's decision not to allow her to give evidence by videoconferencing facilities at trial.

Ole Kristian Olsby

Alleged retaliation cases after whistleblowing may be processed in the Anti-discrimination Tribunal

Employment & Immigration - Norway
Homble Olsby | Littler

The government recently submitted a proposal to Parliament for the establishment of a low-threshold service in the Anti-discrimination Tribunal for the processing of alleged unlawful retaliation in notification cases.

Jonathan Brosseau

Court of Cassation finds that a BIT's limitation period relates to admissibility, not jurisdiction

Arbitration & ADR - France
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

France's top court has reinstated an arbitration award rendered in investment treaty proceedings between a Canadian gold miner and Venezuela.

David Goldhaber

Post-accident practices

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

In the aftermath of an incident, there are many factors to consider and actions which must be taken.

Alicia Herrador Muñoz

Composition of active mass: inventory of goods and rights – special cases

Insolvency & Restructuring - Spain
Augusta Abogados

Under the Consolidated Text of the Bankruptcy Law, the bankruptcy administration must prepare an inventory of the insolvent party's assets and rights, including their value, by the end of the day immediately preceding the day on which it presents its report.

Dylan Cox

Court of appeal overturns order requiring insurer to defend privacy class action

Insurance - Canada
Theall Group LLP

The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA) has released a decision that reiterates a key guiding principle in proceedings brought to enforce an insurer's duty to defend: the court must carefully review the underlying pleading and focus on the true nature of the claim, not simply the words used by the plaintiff in the underlying claim, to determine whether any of the claims could potentially be covered by the policy.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru