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Georgina Thomson

Cryptocurrency treated as property in freezing order

Banking - United Kingdom
Allen & Overy LLP

The High Court recently granted a freezing order over £1.5 million worth of bitcoin and ethereum cryptocurrency against a trading platform and its directors in only the second known example of the court treating cryptocurrency as property.

Karolina Kanclerz

Temporary posting of employees to Poland continues to be problematic

Employment & Benefits - Poland
Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

Despite the fact that almost four years have passed since the Act of 10 June 2016 on the posting of workers as part of the provision of services entered into force, its application continues to be problematic for foreign employers posting workers to Poland, particularly in regard to keeping and storing records regarding a posted employee's working time.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

Update on DEPA privatisation

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

Under the new law on the liberalisation of the energy market, the Public Natural Gas Company (DEPA) will be spun off into three distinct undertakings: DEPA Infrastructure, DEPA Commercial and DEPA International Projects.

Margarita Sofokleous

Benefits of Cyprus international trust regime

Private Client & Offshore Services - Cyprus
A G Paphitis & Co

The Cyprus International Trusts Law is one of the world's most attractive legal frameworks, as it builds on the well-established English principles of equity and trusts.

Hui Huang

Supreme People's Court Honda OEM case: end of a long story?

Intellectual Property - China
Wanhuida Intellectual Property

When goods are manufactured in China by an original equipment manufacturer factory for export, the foreign buyer is not always the owner in China of the trademark that is affixed on the goods.

Marcel Meinhardt

Federal Supreme Court examines margin squeeze under Swiss competition law

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

The Federal Supreme Court recently confirmed that Swisscom had abused its dominant position by charging abusive prices for wholesale broadband services between 2001 and 2007.

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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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