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Karen Kitchen

The power of part marks

Intellectual Property - South Africa
KISCH IP

Copycat products imported into South Africa often replicate well-known brands.

Gordon Drakes

Good faith and relational contracts: impact of recent decisions on franchisors

Franchising - United Kingdom
Fieldfisher LLP

English law has traditionally resisted implying the obligation of good faith into commercial contracts, except in limited circumstances.

Ben Harris

Risky business: the perils of taking over someone else's contract

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

The High Court recently clarified that merely contracting with another party and thereby giving it the opportunity or means to breach another pre-existing contract is not itself sufficient to constitute inducing breach of contract.

Altair Richards

It all hinges on 2026 – will we be prepared for national health insurance?

Healthcare & Life Sciences - South Africa
ENSafrica

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, which is set to come into force on 1 January 2026, will centralise the purchasing of healthcare services in a single body established by the government: the National Health Insurance Fund.

Arthur Shay

Online box office liable for data theft and consequential damages

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Taiwan
Shay & Partners

In September 2019 a landmark appeal court decision found an online information service provider liable for consequential damages of data theft.

Maya Ito

New law aims to facilitate offshore renewable projects

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Although Japan has significant offshore renewable energy output potential, a number of issues – both systemic and technological – have hindered efforts to develop its offshore renewable market.

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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

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey