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Christian Holzer

EIAs: grubbing ups and path clearances for overhead electrical power lines to be treated differently

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

When it comes to clearing a path in a forest to construct and operate an overhead electrical power line, electricity grid operators face various legal issues.

Thomas Tobin

Anticipating NTSB investigations – how best to prepare

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates aviation, railroad, highway, marine and pipeline accidents to determine their probable cause and issues safety recommendations to reduce the risk of future accidents.

Daniel Davies

Federal Court continues trend of granting summary judgment in appropriate patent proceedings

Intellectual Property - Canada
Smart & Biggar

In a recent case, the Federal Court granted summary judgment in favour of the plaintiff in respect of its patent impeachment action.

Marcel Meinhardt

Parliament agrees on stricter concept of market power

Competition & Antitrust - Switzerland
Lenz & Staehelin

Parliament is currently debating the so-called 'fair price initiative' and an indirect counter-proposal by the government, both of which aim to tighten the Cartel Act.

Stephan Schmalzl

Eye-catching decision on advertising of consumer loans

Banking & Financial Services - Austria
Schima Mayer Starlinger

The Supreme Court recently had to decide whether ads for consumer loans which stated a monthly rate in the main text and a debit interest rate "from...

Jürg Schneider

Proposed Film Act revision: investment obligation for online film providers and quotas for European films

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Film Act is under revision, with major implications for online film providers.

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Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy

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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